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Club Joy Eslava

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Address: Calle Arenal 11, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 913 66 37 33
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...

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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Great crowd and Low Entry Fee

Joy Eslava was a really nice club with a not so expensive entry fee (~20€ per person) which included a drink as well. The DJ line up good but not great but the crowd was really... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 8, 2016
Saurav M
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Joy Eslava was a really nice club with a not so expensive entry fee (~20€ per person) which included a drink as well. The DJ line up good but not great but the crowd was really amazing. Drinks inside are a little expensive but you're expected to pre-drink anyways. Ambience is pretty good with a large dance floor and multi... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

you have to pay entrace to find terrible music and the crowd is also not the best. i dont reccomend it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

I have seen here negative reviews about bad safety and service there. I didn't notice anything like that, but we didn't come for a party, as for performance by Asaf Avidan. It was really great and club looks beautiful.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

After paying an entry fee of 20 EUR, one would expect to have some security present. However, my girlfriend's phone got stolen in the middle of the dance floor, walking through the crowd, by a pickpocket. We contacted security regarding our problem, but they would only do anything at all if we knew who it was, which is backwards logic:... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

The club is nothing special and yet we had to spend 20 euros for the entrance. Moreover there are pickpockets inside and the security is not interested in the problem. When we reported a stolen phone they literally turned their backs on. In my opinion a club is not safe with a security that doesn't care what is going on... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

This clup is nice place to feel the rythim of the night life of the Madrid. İt s easy place to reach by bus,taxi and walk. You can watch the nice show on the stage especialy spanish carnavale.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Went here on a Saturday night with friends after seeing good reviews of this as a dance club. This club is clearly popular with locals as lots turned up with pre-bought tickets. I was part of a large group so we got out selves on the guest list using their website which helped get us in. It was just a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

The club have nice music and few floors (empty) and it is nice. The drinks is very very expensive. I payed 10€ for a bottle of beer (1/3 liter) they are very expensive compare to what they offer. I have been in capital club, the best club that i ever was in. It is 1.5Km from there. Best place ever.

Thank Adiel A
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Myself and my 2 friends (ages 18-22) have travelled all over Europe and have experienced many clubs across various cities. This club was the worst of all - I will try to put into words how terrible our experience here was. Firstly, we paid 15 euros in to an empty club (we went just after 3am), dealt with very rude... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

I was with a friend and we were looking for a place to her drink some beer. A Promoter took us over here. But the music wasn't good and the drinks was reeeally expensive and I wasn't felling well so we wanted to go out and WE COULDN'T. Yes, the securety didn't let us go out before the 2am. I'm... More 

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