Jazz in Spain? Why not? By day, Café Central is a pleasant and well-located spot for a coffee or drink. The light streaming in from sunny Plaza del Ángel doesn’t quite dispel the nighttime classy ambiance of the old curved wooden bar, elegant modernist woodwork and marble floor and tables. Despite the mirrors lining the walls (so you can see and be seen), there’s an intimate feeling to this place that’s heightened when jazz performers mount the small stage in one corner. There are many jazz spots in this town, but top acts like coming here for the easy vibe and appreciative audience. You can eat well-prepared Spanish cuisine while you listen. Book well in advance. Prices vary, but expect to pay €10 and up. Concerts tend to last from 10PM to about midnight, but the café stays open into the wee hours and is popular with the after-hours crowd.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 03:00 PM to 03:30 AM, Friday to Sunday from 03:00 PM to 04:30 AM
- Type: Live Music
- Nearest Train: Antón Martín