Where's the best place to see live music in Madrid?

Does anyone know any good gig venues? Can be any size or genre!

This question was asked on 1st September 2014 and has been read 1982 times.

  • Zoe Warshaw · 8 years ago

    Oooooh. So Madrid has lots of good options for live music. The first gig I went to in Madrid was at Moby Dick, where I saw the mind-blowing Matt Corby. This place is intimate, a typical nice bar vibe which I'd definitely recommend, although it's slightly out of central Madrid (although let's be honest, Madrid is pretty easy to navigate around and it doesn't take hours to get anywhere). For smaller acts, definitely check out their listings. Next there's Sala Siroco, where I saw Chet Faker. Also fairly small. It's underground and I remember it being very hot, but it has that trendy vibe which is always fun (and of course it does because it's in Malasana), and they also do clubnights there. More grimy, so I'd say it might be best for electronic stuff and things with beats, rather than one man and his guitar. Next up is Sala Arena, which holds a a couple of hundred more than the previous two. Perfect for catching those acts that are not big enough for stadium performances, and too well known for the small bars. Finally, for those huge artists, like when I got to see The Black Keys (sooo good), there's El Palacio de Deportes, which is a huge sports arena where obviously, the biggest acts perform to the biggest audiences. Think Madrid's equivalent to Wembley arena. Disfruta!

  • Anonymous Answer · 8 years ago

    I saw Arctic Monkeys at Palacio de Deportes which as awesome. There's a cool little jazz bar on Calle Santa Teresa by the metro Alonso Martinez too

  • Anonymous Answer · 8 years ago

    There are so many great places to see live music in Madrid! Honky Tonk in Alonso Martinez was a favorite of mine - live music every night of the week!

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