Top Choice Flamenco in Malasaña & Chueca

Teatro Flamenco Madrid

This excellent new flamenco venue is a terrific deal. With a focus on quality flamenco (dance, song and guitar) rather than the more formal meal-and-floor-show package of the tablaos (choreographed flamenco shows), …
Jazz in Malasaña & Chueca

El Junco Jazz Club

El Junco has established itself on the Madrid nightlife scene by appealing as much to jazz aficionados as to clubbers. Its secret is high-quality live jazz gigs from Spain and around the world, followed by DJs spinn…
Live Music in Malasaña & Chueca


Located just before Malasaña spills over into the seedy backend of Gran Vía, BarCo is an outstanding live venue with jazz, flamenco, Latin music, funk, rock and blues. Concerts start between 9pm and midnight and the…
Live Music in Malasaña & Chueca


They keep it simple at Thundercat – it's rock, as classic as they can find it, with live gigs beginning after midnight and rolling on through the night. There's a fine jam session at 11.30pm Thursday.
Live Music in Malasaña & Chueca

Café La Palma

It’s amazing how much variety Café La Palma has packed into its labyrinth of rooms. Live shows featuring hot local bands are held at the back, while DJs mix it up at the front.
Live Music in Malasaña & Chueca

El Búho Real

It looks like your average Madrid bar de copas (bar serving spirits and mixed drinks), but El Búho Real (The Royal Owl) is all about acoustic music. It interprets the term pretty widely to include flamenco, rock and…
Jazz in Malasaña & Chueca

Bogui Jazz

One of Madrid's best-loved jazz clubs has finally reopened its doors after years of being closed (it fell foul of a council crackdown on licensing laws). It's picked up right where it left off, with 10.30pm live jaz…
Live Music in Malasaña & Chueca

Libertad 8

One of the most enduring live venues in Chueca, this small-stage bar attracts storytellers, poets, local and international singer-songwriters and a whole range of other acts. They also often have exhibitions. It's i…
Live Music in Malasaña & Chueca


With everything from pop to hard-core punk and a whole lot of house music in between, Taboó likes to keep its options open. Spend as little time as possible talking to the bouncers while you wait in the queue.