I love live music, and BarCo is one of the several venues in Madrid I go to regularly. They have concerts, jam sessions and DJs playing almost every night of the week, often with 2 shows a night, one at 21:30 or 22:00 and a second at midnight. After the live shows, dance music takes over until the small hours.
There’s a fairly eclectic mix of bands, from hip hop, blues, funk, jazz, soul and reggae to singer-songwriters, Spanish pop and Flamenco. After being closed for refurbishment, they re-opened and have a full programme of events including a flamenco show every Sunday at 21.30. At 12 euros with a drink included, it’s an incredible bargain. It’s a good idea to check what’s on regularly.
This is a great place to go for a dance after the bars close, if you aren’t quite ready to go home! They always have great music and DJs and I’ve danced the night away here many times.
The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly; people are here to relax and dance, not to show off the latest fashions; you’ll find all sorts here. I think part of the reason for this is because it is smallish in size, and pretty intimate as a result.
Be warned; this is a late-night venue. You may arrive at midnight to find the place empty! Going out in Madrid means going out late – as they say: Spain is different!