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Madrid Gay Bars

In the Chueca gay district in Madrid, you'll find an enormous choice of gay bars in a relatively small area so you can hop easily from place to place and experience as many as possible. The gay scene really comes to life around midnight when people start to gather at the bars, then later the crowd moves to the clubs to party till morning. With such a variety of nightlife venues, there's a place for everyone, from bear bars to fetish clubs and everything in between. Many of the bars have darker cruising spaces as well if that's what you're looking for.

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ATTACK Fun SX Gay Club

Fetish, Cruising

Infamous on the gay scene, ATTACK is a popular cruise and fetish club that attracts both loyal locals and curious tourists. Across 4 areas you can find what you're into, whether that's chatting to guys at the bar or moving straight to the cruising zones. There's a dungeon, slings, showers, and loads more to keep you busy. ATTACK hosts regular themed nights that cater to a wide range of fetish crowds.
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Baranoa Bar

Cocktails, Dancing

La Kama's sister bar is a lively disco bar that attracts a mixed crowd of all ages. It's a popular place to start a night out, especially at weekends. Expect a wide range of cocktails including classic mojitos and enormous sharing margaritas that are a speciality here. All your drinks are served by hot and friendly staff.
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Barbanarama

Bear, Cocktails

Relatively new to the gay scene in the lively Chueca neighbourhood, Barbanarama is already popular thanks to cheap but quality cocktails and friendly atmosphere. The latest hits play loudly throughout the night to entertain a diverse mix of people. Everyone is welcome but the bar is especially popular with bearded local guys, giving you a true taste of Madrid's nightlife and its lively clientele.
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Bears Bar

Bear

As the name suggests, this is one of the most popular meeting places for Madrid's bear community and their admirers. Expect a variety of masculine guys and large crowds packed into a relatively small space. There's no better way to find what you're looking for in Chueca, and there's 2 for 1 drinks offers every night until midnight to get you started.
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Black & White

Young Crowd, Drag, Dancing

Black & White has been a popular Chueca nightclub since the 80s, earning itself a reputation as the perfect place to meet new guys. It's something of an institution thanks to its friendly crowd and variety of events. You'll find a busy dance floor in the basement, while upstairs there's a stage that regularly hosts drag and adult shows. You can start your night earlier than at the other clubs and party with a younger crowd, especially at weekends.
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Boyberry Madrid

Cruising

A favourite cruising spot in Madrid, Boyberry is the place to go for cheap drinks and a super friendly but hot atmosphere. It offers something different to classic dark cruising spaces, bringing a refreshingly modern twist to the scene. Boyberry offers the usual favourites such as peep holes, cabins, and darkroom but alongside these you can find an adult shop and full bar with friendly staff.
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Club 33

Fetish, Lesbian, Dancing

Club 33 is one of the more underground clubs in the heart of Madrid. It's the best place to dance late into the night, enjoying music from a wide range of genres including indie, rock, and 80s classics. All sorts of special events are hosted here as well, from comedy and live music to film screenings and fetish parties. Club 33 is truly a place for everyone with a varied line-up to match the crowd.
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D'Mystic

Cocktails, Food

D'Mystic is a cafe and cocktail lounge with a stylish and modern feel. It welcomes a mixed clientele who visit for delicious drinks in a laid-back space that lends itself to a good catch up with friends. Alternatively, meet new people and bond over a strong cocktail, stay out late, and experience the best of Madrid on the lively Calle de Gravina.
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El 12 CLUB

Bear, Dancing

El 12 Club is a relatively new bear club in Chueca. It hosts some brilliant live music covering a range of genres from house and pop to techno and funk. There is also a line-up of talented house DJs who bring the club to life every night. El 12 features two distinct spaces, El Bar and El Puticlub, where you start your night or dance till morning.
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HOT Bears Bar

Bears, Older Crowd, Cruising

HOT has a strong legacy as one of the first bears bars in Spain. It remains super popular and a place for Madrid's bear community to come together over a drink and continue their night together in the large and cruisey dark room. DJs provide the entertainment each night, and alongside great service and a fun crowd, they keep the bar at the top of the list for local bears.
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LL Showbar

Drag

This flamboyant showbar hosts drag shows daily featuring talented queens, plus regular strip shows as well. LL has been serving a gay community of Madrid for 25 years and has remained popular thanks to its fabulous energy. Something different is going on every night, but no matter the theme or show, LL aims to make you feel at home. Be sure to visit for a night out like no other.
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La Kama Bar

Cocktails

La Kama is a cocktail bar and cafe that's pretty new on the scene in Chueca but already making a name for itself. Attractive and often topless waiters are unsurprisingly a draw for gay visitors, but they also serve the best cocktails around which is always a bonus! The music is a diverse mix of genres and videos are always playing on screens around the bar. La Kama is open every day for casual drinks before a night of clubbing.
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La Lulu

Drag, Cocktails, Dancing

La Lulu is a camp cocktail and disco bar in Chueca, serving delicious drinks and an eye-full of attractive shirtless staff. There's offers on drinks every day, making this a favourite meeting place for gay guys of all ages. The bar gets really busy at weekends so you're sure to find you crowd and get an unforgettable taste of Madrid's nightlife
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Medaigual

Cosy, Older Crowd

Cosier than some other gay pubs in the area, Medaigual attracts a slightly older crowd for a more traditional night out. Guys tend to meet here for a relaxed drink and a catch up, but there's also regular live music and karaoke that give the bar a brilliant energy. Medaigual also hosts regular themed nights that attracts loyal locals and visitors looking to make new friends.
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Naked Bar Madrid

Fetish, Older Crowd, Cruising

With a not-so-subtle name, Naked is a dedicated gay leather and fetish bar popular with older men. There's a dress code every night and it rarely mentions clothes, but there are occasional themed nights such as swimwear or sportswear. Two floors of cruising promise an unforgettable experience, with facilities such as darkroom, beds, slings, and large film screens. Entrance even includes two drinks.
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Organic

Fetish, Cruising

Organic is a club for men that caters to Chueca's cruisey leather and fetish community. Locals stop by after work to enjoy a drink with a crowd of diverse but masculine men, then move on to the dark room. The clientele is into everything from leather and sports to rubber and BDSM so you're sure to find what you like, plus there's regular themed nights with dress codes to keep things interesting.
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Pub Gris

Pub Vibes

Calm and subtle lighting creates an atmosphere at Gris that's hard to describe. It's a small space that fills up at weekends, maintaining a slightly old fashioned but stylish vibe. The music is generally rock and punk, complete with the occasional live tribute band and consistently cheap drinks served at the bar. Gris is straight-friendly and becoming popular with a hipster crowd.
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Rick's

Cocktails, Dancing

RICK'S is a popular pre-clubbing bar with a Moroccan vibe inspired by the film Casablanca. The walls are filled with quirky themed decoration, the elsewhere in the bar you'll find pool and foosball tables. A mixed aged crowd generally descends on the bar in the early hours for drinks and dancing with a soundtrack of chart-topping music.
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STRONG

Men Only, Dancing, Cruising

Located in the heart of gay Madrid, this is a men's only dance bar with lots to offer. There's a huge dance floor and full bar plus loads of cruising spaces. Take advantage of a labyrinth, cabins, and adult videos playing on large screens. Strong is always busy but it's particularly packed for parties every Saturday night. There's no dress code as such but clothes don't tend to be an issue for long…
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Shower & Bar

Cruising

This popular cruise bar in Chueca has a host of modern facilities for you to enjoy. Have a couple of drinks at the bar before exploring two floors of fun full of guys. Dark cruisey spaces, steamy wet room, and private cabins are just some of the things on offer here. There are also peep holes, a maze and of course the popular showers.
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Sixta

Lesbian, Dancing

Located in the popular La Latina neighbourhood, Sixta Bar attracts a truly mixed crowd. It's a favourite hangout spot for both gay guys and lesbians, people of all ages, and a completely attitude-free crowd. The bar combines a unique decor with a casual atmosphere and a soundtrack of the greatest hits. Drinks are reasonably priced as well, fuelling plenty of dancing and a brilliant night out.
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Step Madrid

Bear, Cruising

Step Madrid (formerly known as The Paso) is an institution on the Chueco gay scene, having been catering to the bear community for years. It's busy all week but particularly at weekends, when a fun and friendly crowd flocks to the bar and music videos are playing on large screens. There's no attitude here so everyone can feel comfortable, including in the small dark room in the back of the bar.
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Studio 54

Dancing

Studio 54 pays tribute to the legendary Manhattan Club by bringing something truly unique to the Chueca gay scene. Statement crystal chandeliers above the dance floor set the tone, coupled with the latest dance music and the occasional retro twist. House DJs know exactly what to play to appeal to Studio 54's diverse and fun-loving crowd. This is the perfect place to dance and make new friends in a club designed like no other in the city.
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THICK

Dancing

This new bar on the scene in the Chueca gay neighbourhood seeks to be a unique alternative to the other older bars and clubs in the area. Labels don't exist here. Everyone is welcome to visit for a quality drink and a fresh new atmosphere that's brought to life by amazing music. THICK is busiest at weekends when it fills with a perfectly mixed and energetic crowd.
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Truco

Lesbian, Women Only, Outdoor Seating

Truco is a super popular lesbian bar in the heart of Chueca, the ideal location to start a late-night lesbian bar crawl. The bar itself is open only to women, creating a safe and always friendly environment, while out on the terrace a mixed but equally friendly crowd gathers. Drinks are reasonable and the music caters to lovers of reggaeton to dance. The bar is loud and lively, with fun-loving crowds packed into a relatively small space.
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Vuelvete Loca

Young Crowd, Drag, Dancing

Vuelvete Loca, located in the fabulous Chueca neighbourhood, is known for the fun, friendly, and mixed but younger crowd it attracts. It opens late and DJs play great music into the early hours. You can also find drag queens performing as the night goes on, plus a loyal audience of locals who come here to it back and relax in a cozy atmosphere.
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Why Not?

Cocktails

Hidden away below street level, Why Not is a popular destination for people looking for a few drinks before a night out. An atmospheric interior complete with wood panelled walls houses a bar serving quality cocktails, and the space is generally packed with a mixed crowd. Unique and striking decor make this a memorable and popular bar, and the music is a mix of Spanish and international songs from pop to disco.
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YOU&ME

Young Crowd, Dancing

YOU&ME is a modern dance club and music bar that's only been around in Chueca for a couple of years but is already popular with a generally younger crowd. Whether you're looking for a fun and casual night out to meet new people, or you want to hire somewhere for an extravagant private function, this is the place for you. It's a brilliantly designed space in the heart of the gay scene.
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Zarpa

Bear, Older Crowd

Zarpa is mostly popular with bears and their admirers, especially slightly older guys looking to enjoy a few drinks before moving on to Chueca's clubs. The bar is busy every weekend thanks to reliably cheap pints and popular music across all genres. Music videos play around the bar, keeping the atmosphere alive and drawing in the crowds of masculine guys.

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