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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

The nightclub was inaugurated the night February 24, 1981, the day of...

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 but a bit expensive

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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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.

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 

1 Thank Shru_vj
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150 reviews
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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).

Thank omusette
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

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 

1 Thank James M
Mountain View, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

You wait in line honestly and then tons of people jump in front of you. They choose how much you pay based on how much they like you, so be aware. I would avoid this club at all costs, go to Kapital instead. Its really the opposite of "Joy".

1 Thank Dalmatia87
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Scam to get in inside - try to get everyone to pay extra to get inside. The club itself is over hyped and does not live up to house expectations. Clubs in Madrid are about money, so to get in just be willing to pay up.

1 Thank Abhishek G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

If your going make sure you go on a saturday- i had friends who went on a thursday and were not happy! Good mix between latin and american music! Drinks are pricey at 12? so drink beforehand and buy one drink out! Atmosphere is great- its in an old theater so its beautiful inside!

2 Thank Helen P
Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Joy is a well known nightclub across Europe and has attracted multi-national clubbers since 1981. Its central location - only a few minutes walk from "La Puerta del Sol" - makes it very easy to find. DJ's play a great mix of trendy dance music. Joy Eslava is one of the longest running nightclubs in Madrid - famous and mythical... More 

3 Thank DonTimson
Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We went there for an Erasmus party. The entry was 15€ with one drink which is quite expensive... Normal commercial and Spanish music. You should come dunk before, the beverage are very expensive.

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