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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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cool club but expensive

really cool club and they had a dance performance of the Mario brothers. 12 Euro for a vodka lemonade was super expensive but we got a free shot with our 15 Euro entry.if your a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 10, 2016
Zoe M
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank D m
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

really cool club and they had a dance performance of the Mario brothers. 12 Euro for a vodka lemonade was super expensive but we got a free shot with our 15 Euro entry.if your a student have a big pre drinks!

Thank Zoe M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Small and poor theater with poor sound quality. Ungry staff. Expensive and nothing in return... Avoid this place.

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West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

Some say Madrid never sleeps, I thought I was going to prove this wrong. On Sunday nights there isn’t much going on in the evening. I struggled to find a good club which played good music until I came across club Joy Eslava’ and I must say, it ticked every box! The club was converted from an unusual looking 19th... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

The club drinks are priced like everything in Madrid, expensive. The interior is really, really nice. An old theater with different floors all looking at the main dancefloor downstairs. I had a lot of fun there as the music was good!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016

Really nice place to do erasmus parties on Wednesday Absolutely recommended. Nice music and nice people

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

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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Grupo T, CM at Club Joy Eslava, responded to this review

Hello Andy, thank you so much for you opinion we are very happy you enjoyed here :) Greets. More 

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