Patroc Madrid Gay Guide 2020

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Accommodation Tips

Hostal La Zona
Hostal, gay-friendly. 35-100 €
Simple hostal with air-conditioned rooms, centrally located close to Gran Vía and Chueca.
@ C. Valverde 7
Madrid 28004
Metro: Gran Vía
Axel Hotel Madrid
Hotel, gay-friendly. ****, from 80 €
The Madrid branch of the Axel Hotels (Barcelona, Berlin and Gran Canaria).
Well located in the middle between the historical center of Madrid, the museum area and the gay bars and clubs in Chueca and Lavapiés.
@ C. de Atocha 49
Madrid 28012
Metro: Antón Martín
Room Mate Oscar
Hotel, gay-friendly. ***, from 70 €
Modern hotel of the ›Room Mate‹ chain in the middle of Chueca, only a few steps away from the gay bars. Breakfast until 12:00.
@ Plaza de Pedro Zerolo 12
Madrid 28004
Metro: Gran Vía, Chueca

Cafes

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many places are closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 25 October 2020: From today, Madrid has a night curfew from 24:00 to 06:00. All bars, restaurants etc. have to close at 24:00 at the latest.

D'Mystic
Reopened, Monday-Friday 09:30 – 13:30 and 16:00 – 23:00/24:00, Saturday, Sunday 14:00 – 23:00/24:00
Modern café and cocktail lounge bar.
Mixed clientele.
@ C. Gravina 5
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

El Rincon Guay
Reopened; daily except Tuesday 09:00 – 23:30
Gay-friendly neighbourhood cafe-bar in the Lavapiés quarter. .
@ C. de Embajadores 62
Madrid 28012
Metro: Lavapiés, Embajadores

LaKama Cafe
Daily from 09:00
Cafe and cocktail bar in Chueca.
Cakes, fruit salads, smoothies, sandwiches and bocadillos.
@ C. de Augusto Figueroa 17
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

Bars & Pubs

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many places are closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 25 October 2020: From today, Madrid has a night curfew from 24:00 to 06:00. All bars, restaurants etc. have to close at 24:00 at the latest.

Barbanarama
Reopened; Friday-Sunday 18:00 – 23:00/24:00
Very Spanish, very loud, very popular.
Mixed clientele.
@ C. San Bartolomé 8
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

Bears Bar
Reopened; daily 18:00 – 23:00/24:00
Small gay bar in Chueca for bears and mature guys.
@ C. de Pelayo 4
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

Black & White
Drag shows and gogos. Mixed clientele.
@ C. de la Libertad 34
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

D'Mystic
Reopened, Monday-Friday 09:30 – 13:30 and 16:00 – 23:00/24:00, Saturday, Sunday 14:00 – 23:00/24:00
Modern café and cocktail lounge bar.
Mixed clientele.
@ C. Gravina 5
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

El 12
Reopened; daily 17:00 – 23:00/24:00
Popular gay music bar in Chueca, Friday and Saturday night with DJ.
@ C. de las Infantas 12
Madrid 28004
Metro: Gran Vía, Chueca

El Bulldog
Reopened; Monday-Wednesday 19:00 – 23:00/24:00; Thursday-Sunday 18:00 – 23:00/24:00
Gay bar in the Chueca quarter.
@ C. San Bartolomé 16
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

El Perla
Small gay-friendly bar in the La Latina quarter.
Tip: Sunday evening.
@ C. Calatrava 14
Madrid 28005
Metro: Puerta de Toledo, La Latina

Gris
Straight-friendly music bar in Chueca.
Music: Independent, New Wave, Rock, Electropop etc.
Clientele: gays, lesbians and friends; off-mainstream, anti-fashion, students.
Quite busy on Friday and Saturday nights.
@ C. San Marcos 29
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

Hot
Reopened; daily 17:00/18:00 – 23:00/24:00
Very popular with bears, chubbies and mature men.
Some cruising in the basement.
@ C. de las Infantas 9
Madrid 28004
Metro: Gran Vía, Chueca

La Bohemia
Small lounge bar, in good weather with tables at Plaza de Chueca.
@ Plaza de Chueca 10
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

laKama
Gay cocktail bar in Chueca, popular with a mainly young clientele.
At night occasionally with gogo dancer.
@ C. de Gravina 4
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

laKama Baranoa
Cocktail lounge bar. Mixed, rather young clientele.
@ C. Pelayo 31
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

LaKama Cafe
Daily from 09:00
Cafe and cocktail bar in Chueca.
Cakes, fruit salads, smoothies, sandwiches and bocadillos.
@ C. de Augusto Figueroa 17
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

LL Bar
Reopened; daily 19:00 – 23:00/24:00
Drag show at 20:30.
Minimum consumption: 1 drink
@ C. de Pelayo 11
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

Rick's
Quite popular on weekends. Mixed clientele and mixed ages.
Music: Pop & Charts.
@ C. del Clavel 8
Madrid 28004
Metro: Gran Vía, Chueca, Sevilla

Sixta
Gay and lesbian bar in the La Latina neighbourhood. Quiet on weekdays, but packed on Sunday afternoon and evening with a friendly, no-attitude, diverse crowd.
@ C. Calatrava 15
Madrid 28005
Metro: Puerta de Toledo, La Latina

Studio 54
Small narrow music and dance bar in Chueca.
Mixed clientele.
@ C. de Barbieri 7
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca, Gran Vía

The Paso
Popular gay pub and music video bar in Chueca. Rustic ambience.
Mixed ages and mixed types of guys.
@ Costanilla de Capuchinos 1
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca, Gran Vía

Thick
Big gay bar in Chueca. Very popular, especially at weekend nights.
@ C. San Marcos 16
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca, Gran Vía

Truco
Reopened; daily 19:00 – 23:00/24:00
Lesbian and gay bar.
In good weather with tables at the Plaza de Chueca.
@ C. de Gravina 10 (Plaza Chueca)
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

You & Me
Reopened; Friday-Sunday 18:00 – 23:00/24:00
Modern music bar in Chueca.
Mixed clientele.
@ C. San Bartolomé 6
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

Zarpa
Reopened; Wednesday-Sunday 17:00/18:00 – 23:00/24:00
Gay music bar in Chueca. At the weekend popular pre-clubbing bar.
Mainly middle-aged clientele, incl. some muscle bears.
@ C. de las Infantas 26
Madrid 28004
Metro: Gran Vía, Chueca, Sevilla

Clubs & Parties

See also our overview of upcoming Irregular Parties and Events in Madrid.

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many places are closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 25 October 2020: From today, Madrid has a night curfew from 24:00 to 06:00. All bars, restaurants etc. have to close at 24:00 at the latest.

Baila, Cariño!
Gay party in the center of Madrid.
Pop and Commercial remixes.
Admission: ~15-18 €, incl. 1 drink
@ El Principito C. de Cedaceros 7
Madrid 28014
Metro: Sevilla

Be Yourself
House and Pop party with resident DJ Juseph León.
Located in a small side-street between Chueca and the city center.
Admission: 15 €, incl. 1 drink (free entry before 20:30)
@ Republik Club C. Puebla 6
Madrid 28004
Metro: Gran Vía

Bearbie
Bears-friendly Disco and Pop party in Chueca, with two dancefloors.
Best after 03:00.
Admission: 10-15 €, incl. 1-2 drinks
@ Plaza de Pedro Zerolo 2
Madrid 28004
Metro: Gran Vía, Chueca

Boite
Gay club in the center of Madrid. Mixed and rather young clientele.
Friday night Pop party Ultrapop, Saturday night Sassy.
Admission: 12-15 €, incl. 1-2 drinks
@ C. Tetuán 27/Plaza del Carmen
Madrid 28013
Metro: Gran Vía, Sol, Callao

Cuenca Club
Pop, Charts, Commercial, Reggeaton.
Mixed clientele, mainly in their 20s and 30s.
Often with long (and slow) queues.
@ Pirandello C. Ventura Rodríguez/C. Martín de los Heros
Madrid 28008
Metro: Plaza de España

DLRO Live (delirio)
Reopened, 19:00 – 23:00/24:00
With shows and mixed, rather young clientele.
@ C. de Pelayo 59
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

Kabaret 3.0
Weekly gay party with resident DJ Daniel Karman and guest DJs, gogo dancers and performances.
@ Republik Club C. Puebla 6
Madrid 28004
Metro: Gran Vía

Kluster
One of the biggest and most popular gay parties in Madrid, especially with guys in their 30s. Circuit-style, shirts-off-friendly.
Admission: 15-18 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Chango C. de Covarrubias 42
Madrid 28010
Metro: Alonso Martinez, Bilbao

Vuélvete Loca
Small club with mainly Latino music.
Admission: 15 €
@ C. de Hortaleza 43
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

Yass!
Weekly party for gays and friends in the center of Madrid.
Pop and Charts.
Admission: 10-12 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Discoteca Velvet C. de Jacometrezo 6
Madrid 28013
Metro: Callao, Santo Domingo

Cruising & Fetish

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many places are closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 25 October 2020: From today, Madrid has a night curfew from 24:00 to 06:00. All bars, restaurants etc. have to close at 24:00 at the latest.

The Ring
Wednesday-Sunday 18:00 – 23:30/24:00
Nude cruise club. Bar and lockers on the groundfloor, large play area in the basement incl. booths, sling and a boxing ring (hence the name of the club).
Private club – membership required.
Admission: 10-20 €, incl. 1 drink
@ C. del Amparo 78
Madrid 28012
Metro: Lavapiés

Attack
Reopened; Thursday-Sunday 17:00 – 23:00/24:00
Bar and small cruising areas on the ground floor and in the basement.
Mixed ages.
Check the current weekly program with (un)dresscodes on the Attack website.
@ C. Olivar 22
Madrid 28012
Metro: Tirso de Molina, Antón Martín, Lavapiés

Boyberry
Reclosed
Bar and small cruising area with cabins on the ground floor, and at night another cruising area in the basement.
Mixed ages, incl. many young guys.
Admission: free. Minimum consumption: 1 drink
@ C. de Valverde 3/C. del Desengaño
Madrid 28004
Metro: Gran Vía

Firewood
Reclosed
Dresscode naked, underwear, fetish.
Some lockers available.
Admission: 8-20 €, incl. 1-2 drinks
@ C. de Caños Viejos 2
Madrid 28005

Leather Club & Playroom
2 bars, connected with a cruising area in the basement.
Mainly mature and middle-aged clientele. (Most of them not in leather or other fetish, unlike what the name of the bar might suggest.)
Minimum consumption: 5 €
@ C. de Pelayo 42
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

Naked Bar
Reclosed
Small gay cruise bar, with small darkroom and sling.
Dresscode: naked, underwear or fetish gear.
Mainly middle-aged and mature men.
Admission: 10-14 €, incl. 2 drinks
@ C. Monteleón 5
Madrid 28004
Metro: San Bernardo, Bilbao, Tribunal

Organic
Reopened; Monday-Saturday 16:00 – 23:00/24:00; Sunday 13:00 – 23:00/24:00
Small cruising club in Chueca for open-minded people.
@ C. de Pelayo 30
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

S & B (Shower & Bar)
Cruising club in the premises of the former ›Sauna Men‹.
Dresscode: naked (and underwear).
Admission: 5-10 €, incl. drink
@ C. de Pelayo 25
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

Strong
Large gay bar with spacious back areas for cruising.
Sometimes with special parties, most other nights rather quiet.
Admission: 8-15 €, incl. 1-2 drinks
@ C. Trujillos 7
Madrid 28013
Metro: Callao, Santo Domingo, Opera, Sol

The Cage
Gay cruise bar in Chueca for more sleazy and other special interests.
Admission: 7-15 €, incl. 1-2 drinks
@ C. San Bartolomé 4
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca, Gran Vía

The Meat Rack
Reopened; Wednesday-Friday 18:00 – 23:00/24:00; Saturday, Sunday 16:00 – 23:00/24:00
Big gay cruising club with various areas, about 2 km away from Chueca.
Members-only club – bring your ID.
Admission: 12-17 €
@ C. Montserrat 30
Madrid 28015
Metro: San Bernardo, Noviciado, Ventura Rodriguez

Saunas

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many places are closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 25 October 2020: From today, Madrid has a night curfew from 24:00 to 06:00. All bars, restaurants etc. have to close at 24:00 at the latest.

Sauna Lavapiés
Reopened; daily 14:00 – 23:30
Friendly, clean gay sauna in the Lavapiés quarter.
Mixed ages.
Admission: 12-16 €
@ C. de Zurita 3
Madrid 28012
Metro: Antón Martín, Lavapiés

Sauna Center
Reopened; Monday-Friday 14:00 – 23:00/24:00; Saturday, Sunday 07:00 – 23:00/24:00
Big old gay sauna in the center of Madrid.
Mixed ages.
Admission: 8-16 €
@ Cuesta de Santo Domingo 1
Madrid 28013
Metro: Opera, Santo Domingo

Sauna Octopus
Reopened; Monday-Friday 14:00 – 22:00/23:00; Saturday, Sunday 10:00 – 23:00/24:00
Gay sauna with beautiful pool.
Bears-friendly and rather mature clientele and their admirers.
Admission: 12-17 €
@ C. de Churruca 10
Madrid 28004
Metro: Tribunal, Bilbao

Sauna Paraiso
Reopened; Monday-Thursday 14:00 – 22:00/23:00; Friday 14:00 – 23:00/24:00; Saturday, Sunday 06:30 – 23:00/24:00
Popular gay sauna. Basement vault with cruising labyrinth and small pool.
Mixed ages.
Admission: 12-18 €
@ C. de Norte 15
Madrid 28013
Metro: Noviciado

Sauna Príncipe
The gay sauna in Madrid for mature men and friends.
Best before 18:00.
Admission: 14 €
@ Travesía de las Beatas 3
Madrid 28013
Metro: Plaza de España, Noviciado

Sauna Puerta de Toledo
Small, but clean gay sauna. Without bar (but with vending machine).
Clientele mainly 40+, up for some cruising after work.
Best before 19:00.
Admission: 12-13 €
@ Cuesta de las Descargas 6
Madrid 28005
Metro: Puerta de Toledo

 Sauna Adan
Old, run-down and shabby gay sauna.
Visited only by rent boys and their clients.
Admission: approx. 15 €
@ C. de San Bernardo 38
Madrid 28013

Shops

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many places are closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 25 October 2020: From today, Madrid has a night curfew from 24:00 to 06:00. All bars, restaurants etc. have to close at 24:00 at the latest.

a different life
Monday-Friday 10:30 – 21:30; Saturday 10:30 – 22:00; Sunday 12:00 – 21:00
Books, magazines, gifts.
@ C. de Pelayo 30
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

Be Lover
Monday-Saturday 11:00 – 22:00; Sunday 12:00 – 21:00
Small mixed erotic shop in Chueca.
@ C. de Hortaleza 30
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca, Gran Vía

Berkana
Monday-Friday 10:30 – 20:30; Saturday 11:30 – 20:30; Sunday 12:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:00
Lesbian and gay bookstore: books, comics, magazines, photo books and films.
@ C. de Hortaleza 62
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

ES Collection / Addicted
Monday-Saturday 11:00 – 21:00
Underwear, sportswear, T-shirts and beachwear for men.
@ C. de Hortaleza 26
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca, Gran Vía

SR
Monday-Saturday 12:00 – 14:00 and 18:00 – 21:00
Leather, rubber, toys and accessories.
@ C. de Pelayo 7
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

Und3r
Daily 11:00 – 14:00 and 16:30 – 21:00
Underwear, beachwear, sportswear and streetwear for men.
@ C. de Hortaleza 54
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

XXX
Monday-Saturday 11:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 21:00
Small shop for underwear fashion.
@ C. de San Marcos 10
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

XXX 2
Monday-Saturday 11:00 – 15:00 and 17:00 – 21:00
Underwear, beachwear, T-shirts and trousers for men.
@ C. de Pelayo 2
Madrid 28004
Metro: Chueca

Services

Madrid Gay Experiences
LGBTQ+ tourism agency offering exclusive experiences: Madrid's Queerstory, Prado and Reina Sofia museum through a queer lens, nature excursions or Sundays in the Rastro by day or La Latina by night.
Private tours, English and Spanish.
@ Madrid

Centro Sanitario Sandoval
Monday-Friday 08:45 – 12:00
Madrid's medical center for infectious diseases and STIs.
Laboratory tests for PrEP users (since 2020 free of charge with the Tarjeta Sanitaria, including medication).
@ C. de Sandoval 7
Madrid 28010