Sala El Sol

Top choice live music in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

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 the icons of the era, such as Nacha Pop and Alaska y los Pegamoides.

La movida may have mostly faded into history, but it lives on at El Sol, where the music rocks and rolls and usually resurrects the ’70s and ’80s, while soul and funk also get a run. Most concerts start at 11pm, though some acts take to the stage as early as 10pm. After the show, DJs spin rock, fusion and electronica from the awesome sound system. Visit the website for upcoming acts and to book.