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Club Joy Eslava

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Address: 11 Calle Arenal, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 913 66 37 33
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11:30 pm - 6:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 pm - 6:00 am
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The nightclub was inaugurated the night February 24, 1981, the day of the...

The nightclub was inaugurated the night February 24, 1981, the day of the "Golpe de Espado" in Spain.

Soon he became one of the venues referenced in the capital of Spain, incorporating a new concept unknown in the country: macro-disco..

  During the 1980s it was a place of concentration of characters called Movida, from which initially. It was also the scene of the then popular Spanish TV musical program Applause. Thanks to the issuance by the stage of Joy Eslava paraded as top artists such as Alaska and Pegamoides, Mecano or Tino Casal.

    For 30 years has been hostting concerts, parties and various social events, involving figures such as Roger Moore, Pedro Almodovar, Stevie Wonder and Julio Iglesias.

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Good music, but too many teenagers

The entrance fee is too high. Wardrobe ladies asked to pay extra for every piece of cloth:((( Music is good. Better go after 01:00, otherwise you risk to be one of the first... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Zhenya82
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Vienna, Austria
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will recomend this place to visit and to have a idea about night life in Spain/Madrid. Good music and beautiful architecture. Safe place and full of friendly people.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to get to, fantastic venue inside. The drinks are a bit pricey. You will get a good view from where ever you are inside.

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Thank amberweston
Vienna, Austria
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance fee is too high. Wardrobe ladies asked to pay extra for every piece of cloth:((( Music is good. Better go after 01:00, otherwise you risk to be one of the first customers.

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Thank Zhenya82
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

very nice place the only problem that before 01:00 AM its not really starting... but the music is great and it is in the center

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Thank Y S
Berkeley, California, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Came here on a Wednesday with another spanish speaking friend/guy from LA. Paid 18 euro for cover and it came with a drink. Honestly music is not bad. Mostly English club music but the guy to girl ratio was at least 5:1. Stayed until after 4 am thinking it would get better. Absolutely not! Maybe worse. Most people seem to... More 

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Thank dhamp
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Only go if you want to be groped and rubbed on by random men. Went with 2 other people, 1 male and 1 female. The minute the male left us to go get some drinks, we were instantly harassed and groped by multiple men. I have gone clubbing quite a few times in multiple countries, but I have never experienced... More 

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Thank Julie D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I didn't went to so many night clubs in Madrid, but this one for me was the BEST. Always went there with my friends and we had an awesome time. If you're looking for good time, Joy is an good option.

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Thank Ricardo N
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We went here the day we landed Madrid. We were however totally unaware of this place, but we were given pamphlet and directions to this place. Initially it was told it was a free entry, however we had an entry fee which they would provide a drink for.The drinks itself are bit expensive, I would recommend for people to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I had lots of fun with my friends at the Joy Club! We danced all night and even got invited to go onstage! (See picture). You meet people from all over the world and everyone is just having a good time - I would definitely recommend! (Went June 2014).

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Thank omusette
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Music was good, drinks served quick - however, after paying for a premium spot as part of a large group and hours dancing - I was randomly assaulted by a group of security guards, strangled and dragged outside and thrown to the floor in the street by the brainless thugs they have for security. I tried to talk to the... More 

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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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