Nights in the Spanish capital are the stuff of legend. They’re invariably long and loud most nights of the week, rising to a deafening crescendo as the weekend nears. And what Ernest Hemingway wrote of the city in the 1930s remains true to this day: ‘Nobody goes to bed in Madrid until they have killed the night.’ Madrid has more bars than any other city in the world, six, in fact, for every 100 inhabitants, and wherever you are in town there’ll be a bar close by. But bars are only half the story. On any night in Madrid, first drinks, tapas and wines then segue easily into cocktail bars and the nightclubs that have brought such renown to Madrid as the unrivalled scene of all-night fiestas.