Occupying this building on Arenal just off Plaza del Sol since 1981, Joy Eslava takes its name from the Eslava Theatre that was formerly located here.
During that decade it became one of the favourite haunts of the Movida madrileña, a group of artists including director Almodóvar and pop star Alaska that shaped the city’s vibrant cultural scene after the introduction of democracy. Hosting live performances, parties as well as social events the club is a vital part of the Madrid nightlife scene. Be warned however that Spanish socialising has its own rhythm, although open from 12 midnight nobody gets here till after 2 a.m.
June 05, 2020