Madrid Going out
SANTA ANA - HUERTAS
Near Puerta del Sol is one of the most popular areas for going out in the evening in Madrid.
In the past occupied by writers such as Cervantes, Lope de Vega or Quevedo, it is currently an area that concentrates theatres, beer bars, tapas bars, restaurants and pubs that are open till early hours in the morning.
The atmosphere is a mixture of ages, looks and origins, but it is doubtlessly a good choice if you want to stay in one area.
The Plaza de Santa Ana is the centre point of this area, which then spreads to Huertas and surrounding streets.
MONCLOA - ARGÜELLES
Young atmosphere from the early afternoon in the tapas area and cafes till night time.
Located in the area of Argüelles, in the north west of the city, it is the prime university area, thanks to its proximity to the large halls of residence and the University.
Was once the centre of the "movida" in the Madrid of the 80's and its centre is the 2 de Mayo Square.
It is the "alternative" area of the city, with rock concerts and affordable prices in comparison to other areas.
Restaurants, bars and pavement cafes with a very lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere in the very centre of Madrid.
Until a few years ago it was not a recommendable area to visit, but in the early 90's the homosexual community established itself there and began rehabilitating houses and opening businesses, turning it into the gay Area of Madrid.
Its centre is Plaza de Chueca.
Its gay and lesbian pride festivals, held at the end of June, are famous.
The meeting point is Plaza de Santa Bárbara, surrounded by typical beer bars and pubs with a wide range of ambients.
Where the "botellón" or street drinking by the youngest takes place in the early evening and with a university atmosphere at night.
Located in one of the most modern areas of the city, next to the Paseo de la Castellana and near the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
The ground floors of this area have a multitude of discos and pubs. Orense street with its salsa atmosphere, and Avenida de Brasil with its large discos where numerous people meet and dance till early morning.