5 Spots for Tapas in Chueca that Locals Love

Don't forget the vermouth when you go out for tapas in Chueca!

Going out for tapas in Chueca isn’t just a way to devour Madrid’s culture—it’s a way to honor the city’s history. Chueca’s tapas bar scene symbolizes what the neighborhood stands for: modernity, diversity, dedication to quality and continuous evolvement. In the 1970s, Chueca was considered a dangerous area that even the president of Madrid’s LGBTQ+ […]

How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Madrid in 2019

One of the most unique authentic holiday traditions in Spain is a dress rehearsal for New Year's Eve—only in Madrid!

This blog post was originally posted on December 17, 2013 and was updated on November 12, 2019. If Madrid is the unofficial world capital of partying on any given night, just imagine what happens on New Year’s Eve. The last night of the year, known as nochevieja in Spanish, takes the Madrid nightlife scene we all know and […]

Nightlife in Madrid: Your Guide to Going Out

A legendary place to experience nightlife in Madrid: Museo Chicote, home to fabulous cocktails and a long list of famous clientele.

Spain is famous the world over for its nightlife and party culture. With trendy bars, happening nightclubs and so much more, Madrid is the place to be for the ultimate night on the town. And of course, it’s worth keeping in mind that nights go late here. Madrileños will often head out to the clubs around the same time […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Plan a Bachelorette Party in Madrid

If you want to plan a bachelorette party in Madrid, be sure to check out the unbeatable historic and cultural sights!

Cosmopolitan, colorful and teeming with vibrant Spanish culture, Madrid is the perfect place to throw a party. And when it comes to bachelorette parties, you can’t get much better! We’ve shared our favorite activities for a bachelorette party in Madrid, but what if you’re still not convinced? There are so many reasons why the Spanish […]

Late Night Bites: Restaurants Open Late in Madrid

With its always-flowing vermouth and tasty tapas, Bodega La Ardosa is one of our favorite restaurants open late in Madrid.

Most visitors to Spain quickly become familiar with locals’ much-later mealtimes. Madrileños don’t sit down for lunch until 2 p.m. at the earliest, and don’t even think about eating dinner until at least 9 or 10! But what if you’re looking to eat even later than the standard Spanish mealtime? Here are some of our favorite […]

Where to See Live Music in Madrid: Our Top 10 Picks

This post was originally published on March 18, 2013, and updated on December 5, 2017. Madrid is a city best known for its amazing monuments, long-standing traditions and incredible food, but the live music scene in the capital is growing bigger every year! We can’t resist the opportunity to see great live music! Apart from the […]