Madrid’s nightlife is considered to be one of the major attractions of the city. It has clubs, cocktail bars, tapas bars, live music venues, jazz lounges, flamenco theatres as well as developments of all types to cater different kinds of visitors. In each night, the venues coming under the Live Music Venues Association with the name of La Noche en Vivo host a variety of different live music events. All the things from the upcoming artists to the rock bands, songwriters, electronic music sessions and jazz concerts showcase music in its best possible way.
This young cultural awareness and nightlight was developed more after the demise of Franco particularly in the 80s when the mayor of Madrid Enrique TiernoGalván (PSOE) had control. During his time, there was the flourishing of this movement called the La Movida and in the beginning it was developed around the Plaza del Dos de Mayo. Today, the area of Malasaña is called for its alternate.
A few of the very famous night destinations of Madrid consist of the neighborhoods of Tribunal, Bilbao, Atocha, Moncloa or Alonso Martinez along with the area of Puertadel Sol and Huertas. These are the places that are full of tourists in the night and in the daytime too. The Chueca district has also developed into a hot spot in the nightlife of the Madrilenian particularly for the population which is gay. This district is famously called as the gay quarter as compared to the San Francisco district of The Castro.
The popular thing over here is the ritual of meeting in streets or parks with friends and colleagues and enjoying alcohol together. This is known as botellón, from botella, 'bottle'. However, in the current times, there is a fine of €600 for drinking in the streets. in Madrid, the people mostly do not go out till it is evening and they do not come back home till it is early morning. A common evening out will most likely begin after the 12 am and will end by 6: 30 am.