Entertainment

Top Choice Jazz in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Café Central

In 2011 the respected jazz magazine Down Beat included this art-deco bar on the list of the world's best jazz clubs, the only place in Spain to earn the prestigious accolade (said by some to be the jazz equivalent o…
Top Choice Live Music in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Sala El Sol

Madrid institutions don’t come any more beloved than the terrific Sala El Sol. It opened in 1979, just in time for la movida madrileña (the Madrid scene), and quickly established itself as a leading stage for all th…
Top Choice Flamenco in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Villa Rosa

Villa Rosa has been going strong since 1914, and in that time it has seen many manifestations. It originally made its name as a flamenco venue and has recently returned to its roots with well-priced shows and meals …
Top Choice Football in Parque del Oeste & Northern Madrid

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

Watching Real Madrid play is one of football's greatest experiences, but tickets are difficult to find. They can be purchased online, by phone or in person from the ticket office at Gate 42 on Av de Concha Espina; t…
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), …
Top Choice Flamenco in La Latina & Lavapiés

Casa Patas

One of the top flamenco stages in Madrid, this tablao (choreographed flamenco show) always offers flawless quality that serves as a good introduction to the art. It’s not the friendliest place in town, especially if…
Top Choice Flamenco in La Latina & Lavapiés

Corral de la Morería

This is one of the most prestigious flamenco stages in Madrid, with 50 years of experience as a leading venue and top performers most nights. The stage area has a rustic feel, and tables are pushed up close. Set men…
Top Choice Theatre in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Teatro de la Zarzuela

This theatre, built in 1856, is the premier place to see zarzuela (Spanish mix of theatre, music and dance). It also hosts a smattering of classical music and opera, as well as the cutting edge Compañía Nacional de …
Flamenco in Plaza Mayor & Royal Madrid

Las Tablas

Las Tablas has a reputation for quality flamenco and reasonable prices; it's among the best choices in town. Most nights you’ll see a classic flamenco show, with plenty of throaty singing and soul-baring dancing. An…
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…