Back in the US, I have to say in all honesty that there is nothing to do on Monday nights. Yeah sure, you can go to a bar, but it will close at 2:00am and then back home you go. However, Monday night got a whole new meaning when I moved here to Madrid.
Start your Night with some Bachata and Salsa Moves!
Madrid has many bars and top clubs such as Opium, Teatro Kapital, Liberty, and Teatro Barceló, but the best Monday night entertainment happens at Sala Cocó. I started a tradition with my friends, every Monday night we would meet there at 22:00 for a step-by-step Bachata and Salsa beginner’s class called Meet & Dance which is hosted by a company called Citylife Madrid. The first hour is with professional instructors who teach the class from the stage and make sure all the participants have a great time. The following hour you have the chance to practice your newly learned moves and shortly after midnight there’s a final dance performance with everyone in the club. I really like Meet & Dance because not only do I get to improve my dancing skills, but I get to meet a bunch of people from all around the world.
Tip: Even during the dead summer months in Madrid when all your friends have returned to their home countries you’ll find a good number of cool people at Meet & Dance.
Don’t Miss Madrid’s Best International Party!
The fun doesn’t stop there! Around midnight Sala Cocó begins to fill with 1.000 people or more from all over the world for the best Monday party in Madrid called Fucking Monday. On the main floor, you can listen to the best commercial music mix from the past and present. If you prefer urban music you can hit the Hip Hop Floor. And last but not least, there is a Beer Pong Tournament where you can compete, win awesome prizes, and meet students from all parts of the world.
The atmosphere is amazing and unique. Not only will you have a hard time finding a party the size of Fucking Monday, but you’ll also have trouble beating the prices. Depending on what time you go, you can get entry and two drinks for either 10◊ or 12€! What a deal, you cannot find those prices anywhere else in Madrid. So even with a limited budget, you can still afford to have a great time. If you do want to go a little fancier, you can do bottle service starting (starting from 100€). The advantage of the bottle service is that you can skip the line and you get a reserved area for you and our friends. When my friends came from France to visit me, we got a table right on top of the stage for only 150€ and divided among all of us, it was super affordable. Check out the table map for details.
Tip: Celebrate your birthday at Fucking Monday. Just send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the birthday special. You will get a free bottle of champagne, a pound cake, and a Fucking Monday t-shirt.
For more information about the Fucking Monday party in Madrid click here!