Madrid gay nightlife

The main gay area is in the neighbourhood Chueca. It is remarkably compact, with virtually every gay establishment either on Plaza Chueca (at the Chueca Metro stop), or a block west on Calle Pelayo.

Where to stay in Madrid

<b>Where to stay</b> in Madrid

Most of the gay places are located in the area called Chueca (map). From there you can easily walk to the gay bars, clubs and shopping streets. See our hotel [age for hotels and apartments recommendations and a map showing the Chueca area.

Hotels and apartment recommendations

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Day time

In day time you can shop till you drop, hopping in and out designer outlets or some alternative street gear. Tired? Try to grab a chair and table at one of the many tables on Playa de Chueca, where the local guys hang around. In the evening you'll find plenty of trendy restaurants, where you can enjoy typical Spanish cuisine. Late at night, the crowd moves from the restaurants into the bars and clubs, for a long and hot night out.

Gay bars and Cafes

Plaza del Chueca and Calle Pelayo are the centers of all gay excitement. A nice place to start is Troyans, a large bar with a friendly crowd. LL Bar gets popular later in the evenings. When back on Chueca Square, try Clip Bar. Within a few blocks in each direction a number of popular spots hide away, including Black & White (young crowd) and Rimmel(young too).

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Gay cruise bars and saunas

Cruising Bar draws an after-work crowd that usually lingers until the wee hours. A few blocks away, near Plaza de los Cibeles, you'll find Liquid, which is very popular. The leather crowd favors New Leather Club, Hot Bear's Bar, and Copper.

cruising and saunas

Clubs and parties

Clubs are hot and start very late in Madrid. Popular clubs in Chueca are Escape (young crowd), Mito, Sunrise and Sachas (Chueca's largest). Bigger clubs are found outside Chueca. The Shangay Tea Dance on Sunday nights at Cool Club is Madrid's biggest gay dance party. Strong Center is also popular, mostly for its Saturday night scene.

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Gay saunas

There are many saunas in Madrid, but the local guys don't seem to be very sauna minded. It's probably too hot outside all the time. so mostly tourists are found inside the tub...

Madrid gay pride / Orgullo

Gaypride in Madrid is one of the best and biggest gay events in Europe. Every year more guys come there to party!

gay pride Madrid

Gay bars, cafes and pubs

Angel Sierra
C. de Gravina 11
Bar overlooking the plaza Chueca.
mon-sun 12:00–02:00
Bears Bar
Calle Pelayo 4, 28004, Chueca
home of MAD.BEAR which is Madrid's Bears and admirer's club.
mon-sun 18:00–03:00
Black & White - Black & White
Calle de la Libertad, 34, Chueca
2 floors, strippers, shows, many Arabian and Latin escorts boys. Drinks 11 euros
tue-sat 20:00– late
Café Acuarela
Calle de Gravina 10, Chueca
Very original, very small gay bar and cafe, with some very handsome waiters
mon-sun –
Enfrente
Calle de las Infantas, 12, Chueca
The same owners as Hot also opened Enfrente what means"in front of", so just the other side of the street. [...]
mon-sun 21:00–03:00
LL
Calle de Pelayo, 11, Chueca
Small disco, not very pretty boys! :-) Bearsdownstairs, drag shows upstairs....
mon-sun 00:00–06:00
Mama Inés
Calle de Hortaleza, 22, Chueca
To have a drink, and look somewhat around (take a book with you, but use your eyes) a good place to start a day is Mamá Inés, Depending of the waiter, quite friendly, popular in the scene, opens early and offers breakfast. [...]
mon-sun 
Museo Chicote
Gran Vía,12, Chueca
fashion people, the oldest bar in world, is it true?
mon-sun 
Rimmel
Luis de Góngora, 2, Chueca
Gay bar in Chueca. Good music. Nice people. The newest video clips. Happy hour till 23:30
mon-sun 19:00–03:00
Studio 54
Barbieri, 7, Chueca
thu 23:30–03:30, sat 23:30–03:30
Tàntalo
c/ Libertad 14
Tàntalo is a very funny bar with weekly special nights, drag show and the unforgetable POST night. [...]
mon-sun 11:00–03:00
Tábata - Tabata
Calle de Vergara, 12
very chochy spanish music, 30 years old, friendly people
thu-sat 23:30– late
Truco
Gravina, 10, Chueca
Outside terrace on placa Chueca.
wed-sun 20:00–

Gay cruise bars

logo ATTACK Fun SX Bar ATTACK Fun SX Bar
ATTACK Fun SX Bar Calle Olivar, 22, 28012, Madrid
Cruise Bar, offers 4 different zones: Bar, ChillOut, DarkRoom, Dungeon. Naked nights: Friday and Sunday
tue-wed 22:00–02:00, thu 22:00–03:00, fri-sat 22:00–05:00, sun 21:00–03:00
Madness
Calle de los Tres Peces, 30
Madness is a new gay sex and cruise club in Madrid, with over 200 square meters odf cruise fun, slings, glory holes and video rooms. [...]
mon-thu 16:00–00:00, fri-sat 18:00–02:00, sun 16:00–00:00
Odarko - At Substation
Sótano, Calle Montserrat, 30, 28015, Madrid
Odarko is a gay fetish party. It used to have it's own club, now they have parties at various locations.
Strong Center
Calle de Trujillos, 7
A big place, but also quite expensive, and with an entrance fee of 12-15 €, is the Strong Center. [...]
mon-sun 00:00– late
The Cage
San Bartolomé 4, 28004, Madrid
New gay cruise bar
mon-sun 18:00–02:30

gay friendly bars, cafes and pubs

El Apolo
C/ Barco, 18
El Apolo is a new charming gay bar, with a chic sophisticated vibe. The decor is mod inspired with classic furniture. [...]
mon-thu 08:00–02:00, fri 08:00–02:30, sat-sun 10:30–02:00

Gay clubs

Delirio
C. de la Libertad 28
Small gay club in the gay area Chueca. A bit tacky, but the best place to be on thursdays, when all the other clubs are closed.
mon-sun –
Griffin's
Marqués de Valdeiglesias 6
Disco on Friday and Saturday, all other night Griffin's offers differtent themed shows.
mon-sun 23:00– late
Strong Center
Calle de Trujillos, 7
A big place, but also quite expensive, and with an entrance fee of 12-15 €, is the Strong Center. [...]
mon-sun 00:00– late

Gay parties, circuit parties, after parties, etc

WE NY Festival - various locations
WE hosts a weekend full of parties and international DJs around New Years Eve. So to say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015 as the creators of WE would like to bring it back to Madrid for a New Years Fesitval / Winter WEekend that the world has never seen before!! With international DJ’s flying in especially; This unique event will also include live acts, animation, surprises and of course mixed with our own WE magic WE will always bring more.

Gay saunas and bath houses

Sauna Adan
San Bernardo, 38
Large sauna also with (Brazilian) rent boys. You get one for €50 ... but make sure to agree on what you want. [...]
mon-sun 11:00–02:00
Sauna Center
Cuesta de Santo Domingo, 1
Gay sauna with one small dry and one small steam sauna. But with round about 100 cabins, to have sex. [...]
mon-sun 24h
Sauna Cristal
Augusto Figueroa, 17
Small, older guys
mon-sun 24h
Sauna Lavapies
Calle de Zurita, 3, 28012, Madrid
Gay sauna, open 24/7
mon-sun 24h
Sauna Octopus
C. de Churruca, 10
Bears welcome! People from 30 to 50, bears, musclebears, chubbies, daddie, polar bears. [...]
mon-sun 13:00–00:00
Sauna Paraíso
Calle del Norte, 15
Young people, from 18 to 45, musculars, fits and shave most of them. 1.400 m2 in Madrid downtown. [...]
mon-thu 13:00–00:00, fri-sun 24h
Sauna Principe
Travesia de las Beatas 3
Daddy / Older / Bear type people mostly in this gay sauna. If you like older people, this is your place!!
mon-fri 14:00–23:00
Sauna Puerta de Toledo
Cuesta de las Descargas, 6
A small sauna with steam room and sauna. Nice, hot showers and cold shower too. Amazingly clean. [...]
mon-sun 14:00–23:00

Gay cruise bars and clubs

logo ATTACK Fun SX Bar ATTACK Fun SX Bar
ATTACK Fun SX Bar Calle Olivar, 22, 28012, Madrid
Cruise Bar, offers 4 different zones: Bar, ChillOut, DarkRoom, Dungeon. Naked nights: Friday and Sunday
tue-wed 22:00–02:00, thu 22:00–03:00, fri-sat 22:00–05:00, sun 21:00–03:00
Madness
Calle de los Tres Peces, 30
Madness is a new gay sex and cruise club in Madrid, with over 200 square meters odf cruise fun, slings, glory holes and video rooms. [...]
mon-thu 16:00–00:00, fri-sat 18:00–02:00, sun 16:00–00:00
Odarko - At Substation
Sótano, Calle Montserrat, 30, 28015, Madrid
Odarko is a gay fetish party. It used to have it's own club, now they have parties at various locations.
Strong Center
Calle de Trujillos, 7
A big place, but also quite expensive, and with an entrance fee of 12-15 €, is the Strong Center. [...]
mon-sun 00:00– late
The Cage
San Bartolomé 4, 28004, Madrid
New gay cruise bar
mon-sun 18:00–02:30

Gay cruisingareas

Lago
In summers, it's often very hot in Madrid. On such a hot summers day, t's really nice to hang around the Lago, a swimming pool outside the city (get out a the metro station with the same name). [...]
mon-sun 11:00–20:00
Retiro Park
Retiro
Gay cruising at the corner of Avenuda de Cuba and Paseo del Duque Fernan Nunez in the bushes. [...]
mon-sun 

Gay hustlerbar and boys clubs

Black & White - Black & White
Calle de la Libertad, 34, Chueca
2 floors, strippers, shows, many Arabian and Latin escorts boys. Drinks 11 euros
tue-sat 20:00– late

Big gay events

MadBear - various locations
MadBear will offer you 4 nights and 5 days of intensive partying and fun with bar fiestas, club parties, dinners, competitions, trips, saunas, gastronomy, colloquium and culture. [...]
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Sleazy Madrid - various locations
SLEAZYMADRID is the main Spanish gathering of international fetish men which takes place in the country´s capital during MayDay weekend. [...]
WE NY Festival - various locations
WE hosts a weekend full of parties and international DJs around New Years Eve. So to say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015 as the creators of WE would like to bring it back to Madrid for a New Years Fesitval / Winter WEekend that the world has never seen before!! With international DJ’s flying in especially; This unique event will also include live acts, animation, surprises and of course mixed with our own WE magic WE will always bring more.
World Gay Pride / Orgullo Madrid - Chueca / Sol
Chueca
The gay pide - or Orgullo in Spanish - in Madrid is one of the biggest and most popular prides in Europe. [...]

Events

Intothetank - Sala Ramdom
Santa Engracia 26, 28010, Madrid
International gay fetish pervy party in Madrid or all those into rough and sleazy. [...]
MadBear - various locations
MadBear will offer you 4 nights and 5 days of intensive partying and fun with bar fiestas, club parties, dinners, competitions, trips, saunas, gastronomy, colloquium and culture. [...]
-
Sleazy Madrid - various locations
SLEAZYMADRID is the main Spanish gathering of international fetish men which takes place in the country´s capital during MayDay weekend. [...]
WE NY Festival - various locations
WE hosts a weekend full of parties and international DJs around New Years Eve. So to say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015 as the creators of WE would like to bring it back to Madrid for a New Years Fesitval / Winter WEekend that the world has never seen before!! With international DJ’s flying in especially; This unique event will also include live acts, animation, surprises and of course mixed with our own WE magic WE will always bring more.
World Gay Pride / Orgullo Madrid - Chueca / Sol
Chueca
The gay pide - or Orgullo in Spanish - in Madrid is one of the biggest and most popular prides in Europe. [...]

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