Gay Madrid?

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    Sep 06, 2013 2:51 PM GMT
    Any tourists or locals have advice on fun nightlife in Madrid, Spain? We'll be there in October visiting all the touristy stuff by day and staying a short walk from Chueca which seems to be where lots of the nightlife is.

    How late do most places get busy there? Oh, and are some spots more popular on certain nights? ¡Muchas Gracias!
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    Sep 06, 2013 3:10 PM GMT
    I'm no expert, really, since I've gone out in Madrid only a couple times, but party here starts quite late for american standards, I think. You'll probably want to have a relaxed drink around Chueca Square until well past midnight.
    I can't really give you advice on bars and clubs, but you've also got some good places to eat there, try the Bazaar!
  • ataru13

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    Sep 06, 2013 3:58 PM GMT
    Well, spaniards usually go out at midnight or later.
    Bars get busy around that time, and discos from 3 am on (when bars close).

    Chueca is the gayest place.
    But there are other areas, a little bit more alternative, like La latina/Lavapies.
    Sunday evenings are very popular in La Latina.

    Depending on what do you want to do/type of crowd I could suggest different places.
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    Sep 06, 2013 4:47 PM GMT
    Chueca is the gay center of Madrid.
    Other cool areas (not necessarily gay) for hanging out are La Latina, Malasaña. I also like the Principe Pio area by the river.
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    Sep 06, 2013 5:48 PM GMT
    i have never been to Madrid.

    but if you're also including Barcelona in your itinerary. I know there's a gay beach called Mar Bella in there. it's a nudist gay beach tho. not a club. but they do held parties at night in there sometimes, not always.
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    Sep 06, 2013 6:16 PM GMT
    Thanks for the suggestions, guys! We'll definitely have to check out Chueca Square, the Bazaar, La Latina, Malasaña, and Principe Pio.

    Any restaurant suggestions for good, authentic food, drinks, and atmosphere are welcome. Plus, any bars, lounges, or clubs that are fun place to hang out, people watch, meet locals and dance a bit are great too. Madrid looks like it offers a scene from vanilla to seedy, so any advice is appreciated!
  • builtnycguy

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    Sep 06, 2013 7:11 PM GMT
    I had a good time at a bar called Hot. More adult crowd. Good energy. Some hot guys indeed.
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    Sep 06, 2013 7:22 PM GMT
    builtnycguy saidI had a good time at a bar called Hot. More adult crowd. Good energy. Some hot guys indeed.


    You shoulda taken Me...

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  • ohioguy12

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    Sep 06, 2013 8:06 PM GMT
    I had good times at Boite, Long Play, and Why Bar.

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    Sep 07, 2013 4:56 AM GMT
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    Sep 07, 2013 1:06 PM GMT
    relaxshh saidThanks for the suggestions, guys! We'll definitely have to check out Chueca Square, the Bazaar, La Latina, Malasaña, and Principe Pio.

    Any restaurant suggestions for good, authentic food, drinks, and atmosphere are welcome. Plus, any bars, lounges, or clubs that are fun place to hang out, people watch, meet locals and dance a bit are great too. Madrid looks like it offers a scene from vanilla to seedy, so any advice is appreciated!


    During the weekdays they have this lunch menu called
    Menu Del Dia, which normally costs 10 Euro for a full course meal. Try to walk a bit farther away from the center and you will find such Menu Del Dia. I would say it is the most authentic and cheapest way to try real Spanish food. Madrid is famous for its Cocido.
    Don't eat Cocido or Paella during dinner, that's one way to prove that you are a tourist or guiri. During the night you will find people mostly eating tapas or small dishes as they eat a big lunch.
  • 2PecanDeBeurr...

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    Sep 07, 2013 1:49 PM GMT
    Chueca was VERY fun and ENTERTAINING, HIGH ENERGY when I was in Madrid
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    Sep 14, 2013 1:09 PM GMT
    Thanks, guys! Looks like we're gonna be busy!!
  • hotinmad

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    Oct 28, 2013 6:37 PM GMT
    Sorry. I just read your message. I am a spanish guy living in Madrid. If you are in Madrid or still planning to visit, just let me know. Madrid is an exciting city with lots to do, see and enjoy.