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The gay and lesbian scene

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Madrid has a very special and attractive gay scene that during the 90's took hold of one of the most busy neighbourhoods of the center: Chueca. In this neighbourhood there are plenty of bars, cafés, clubs and restaurants run by and targeted to the gay community. However, many of these place remain mixed as the nice atmosphere of the area is open to anyone.

 

 
A Brasileira
Pelayo, 49
Metro: Chueca
Zone: Chueca
Map: J-3
Exotic cooking in a welcoming atmosphere. Around 15 euro.

Al Natural
Zorrilla, 11
Metro:Sevilla
Zone: Huertas
Map: J-10
Vegetarian, see the vegetarian section.

Closed sunday evenings.

Divina La Cocina
Colmenares, 13
Metro: Chueca
Zone: Chueca
Map: J-6
Delicate food with a menu offered day and night. From around 25 euro upwards with wine.

Closed sundays and monday evenings.

Gula Gula
Gran Vía, 1
Metro: Banco de España
Zone: Gran Vía
Map: I-8
Salad buffet with for 9 euro, more if you want hot meat plates. Most of the waiters are dressed in drag and there are shows in the evening, There's another smaller version of Gula-Gula on calle Infante, 5.(H-3)

La Dame Noire
Benito Pérez Galdós, 3
Metro: Tribunal
Zone: Chueca
Map: H-5
French cooking evening menu: 15 euro

Open evening only, closed mondays

Chez Pomme
Pelayo, 4
Metro: Chueca
Zone: Chueca
Map: I-6
Another vegetarian at an affordable price. Lunch menu: 6 euro

Momo
Augusto Figueroa, 41
Metro: Chueca
Zone: Chueca
Map: J-5
Creative cooking. Lunchtime menu: 8 euro. Evenings: 12 euro

Casa Vallejo
San Lorenzo, 9
Metro: Tribunal
Zone : Chueca
Spanish home cooking reinvented and elegantly presented. Recommended.

Lunchtime menu: 12 euro. Evenings: 30 euro.

Closed sundays and monday evenings.

Candilejas
Bailén, 16
Metro: Opera
Zone: Opera
Map:B-15
A café-cabaret-restaurant with good performances.

Corazón Loco
Pza. Santiago,1
Metro: Opera
Zone: Opera
Map:C-11
Tacky spanish pop and live shows. From 21.00 til later.

El Mojito
Olmo, 6
Metro: Lavapiés
Zone: Lavapiés
Map: H-16
Mixed crowd, good atmosphere.

Escape
Gravina, 13
Metro : Chueca
Zone: Chueca
Map: I-4
For women.

Hot
Infantas, 9
Metro : Gran Vía
Zone: Gran V&i Map: H-7
Lots of parties.

Rick's
Clavel, 8
Metro: Gran Vía / Sevilla
Zone: Gran Vía
Map: I-8
A popular stop that's jammed on weekends.

Suite
Virgen de los Peligros, 4
Metro: Sevilla
Zone: Sol
Map: I-9
Café restaurant and later a bar. There an attractive terraza in the back garden.

Stars Café
Marqués de Valdeiglesias, 5
Metro: Banco de España
Zone: Gran Vía
Map: J-7
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks magazines & newspapers and a Disco. Its all here.

XXX Café
Clavel, esquina Reina.
Metro: Gran Vía / Sevilla
Zone: Gran Vía
Map: I-7
A modern cafe-bar which is well designed to sit and watch traffic passing by.

El Jardín
Infantas, 9
Metro: Gran Vía
Zone: Gran Vía
Map: H-6
Coffee and Tea in a pleasant atmosphere.
Heaven
Veneras, 2
Metro: Sol
Zone: Sol
Map: E-8
Strip show every day soon after things get going. Pretty well a mandatory stop in a gay itinerary.
Refugio
Doctor Cortezo, 1
Metro: Tribunal
Zone: Atocha
Map: G-13
One of the most popular gay discos in Madrid, includes dark room.
Goa After Club
Mesonero Romanos, 13
Metro: Gran Vía
Zone: Gran Vía
Map: G-7
An after-hours club, with a mixed atmosphere. Good music selection. Opens from about 6.00(am).

Entry: 8 euro

Week End
(also Ohm, Bash)
Pza. Callao, 4
Metro: Callao
Zone: Sol
Map: E-8
Every sunday there are guest DJ's. The same locale also opens as Ohm and Bash

Open: Sundays: 24.00 - 5.00