If you are trying to locate the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Madrid we have all the info you need right here. This local LGBT nightlife guide will also cover things like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the main gayborhood around Plaza Chueca and more!
On top of that the best LGBT dating sites in Spain will be mentioned, particularly some sites that can help you hook up really quick. Plus we will mention all of the best LGBT pride events and meet ups we know about in this city.
Some people like to party, others don’t really want to hang out in lesbian or gay bars in your area all night and because of that we will attempt to give you as many options as possible and then you can choose which way you wish to proceed.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Madrid
Let’s begin this guide with a list of the best LGBT bars and nightclubs in Madrid:
- Black & White at Libertad, 34
- LL Show Bar at Calle de Pelayo 11
- Studio54 at Calle de Barbieri, 7
- Bears at Calle Pelayo, 4, Chueca
- Barbanarama at Calle de San Bartolomé, 8
- The Paso at Costanilla de Capuchinos, 1
- Delirium at Calle Pelayo, 59
- Attack Fun SX at 22, Calle Olivar
- Thick at Calle de San Marcos, 16
- Tal Fulanita at Regueros, 9
- Club 33 at Calle de la Cabeza, 33
- Velvet Disco at Calle de Jacometrezo, 6
- El Bulldog at Calle de San Bartolomé, 16
- La Kama Bar at Calle de Gravina, 4
- Zarpa at Calle de las Infantas, 26
- Rick’s at Calle del Clavel, 8
- Baranoa at Calle Pelayo, 31
- Fluide Escape Chueca at Calle de Gravina, 13
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
If you are looking for gay bars and clubs in Madrid for men to meet men the above list has the answers. Things were far less inclusive in the past but these days most venues have become more LGBT friendly instead of strictly being local gay bars in Spain.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Madrid
Along those same lines we are not aware of any straight up lesbian bars in Madrid for women to meet women in your area. With that said starting your night at Tal Fulanita, Club 33, or Fluide Escape Chueca wouldn’t be a bad idea and the mixed list should have plenty of options for you.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We aren’t really to the point of having full on trans bars in Madrid, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Gala 7 de Kinky Drag Race at Delirium
- Drag Queens at LL Showbar
- Show Cabaret and Drag Queen at Divan on Saturdays
- Dinner with Drag Show at Gula Gula
- Drag Shows at Berlin Cabaret
While we do know the scene here pretty well we cover way too many cities to have a more intimate knowledge on all of them than the local experts. Our goal is to keep our lists as up to date as possible but we need your help to do so.
It would be great if you could use the comments section to let us know if you notice anything dated. Many of these gay or lesbian bars and clubs can be found in the LGBT nightlife area around Plaza de Chueca, Calle Pelayo and Lavapiés Street. Go do your partying in those gayborhoods and you will be able to check out the various venues and find out the right spots for your personal tastes.
We have also written lengthy LGBT guides for:
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best local LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Young Day at Boyberry on Tuesdays
- Bear Your Soul at Hot on Thursdays
- Yass party at Discoteca Velvet on Fridays
- ENFRENTE Club on Friday nights
- Kluster Party @Chango on Saturdays
And these are the best pride events plus other LGBT events throughout the year:
Best LGBT Dating Sites
Some of our younger readers may not realize that finding other LGBT people near you for dating or hook ups was a tall task back in the day, especially if you don’t like to party. Local gay and lesbian bars in Spain were pretty much your only option, but thankfully that is no longer the case.
Your current status is of no concern to us but we are pretty sure that there are some people reading this who may not want to have their photos taken at a gay bar in your area and posted on social media. Adult Friend Finder has been the biggest hook up site on the internet for almost two decades.
They actually have a big network of sites, not just that main one. The best one to use when finding gay men near you to hook up with is the goal is Men Nation and it works great in large cities like this.
Lesbian Personals is where to go to find hot women near you to hook up with. And anyone who is bi-sexual and likes all varieties should just go with Adult Friend Finder.
It merges all of the users on their numerous sites which are not only straight and LGBT but also include swingers and numerous types of kinks and fetishes. So when you are ready for fast m4m hook ups use Men Nation, and for f4f hook ups use Lesbian Personals.
We also should tell you about the world’s top transgender dating site, MyTransgenderDate. Trans dating in Madrid is trending upwards because so many ts near you in Spain finally feel free to be the person they know they should be.
After reading all of that you should feel a lot more confident about going out in the Madrid LGBT nightlife. You know where to go to find mixed, gay, or lesbian bars and clubs plus drag shows to party with trans and all sorts of LGBT dating sites in Spain. We hope you make the most of the information at hand.