If you are looking for a luxurious nightclub experience near the Único Hotel in Madrid, you need to check out the Opium Club. It is actually, as far as we have found out, unrelated to the Opium Club in Barcelona.
For some reason many people seem to be under the impression that it is one of Madrid's traditional bars. This is probably because it opens in the early afternoon, and for some of that time it does serve the usual beers and tapas menu you may expect at a bar. But there are three strong distinctions.
First of all, the quality of this venue is far above the average bar in terms of drinks and food provided. Instead of plain beers and simple snacks, you're looking at craft ales, fine wines, and elaborately constructed modern tapas dishes, perfect for an international guest seeking to sample some of the best modern Spanish cuisine.
Secondly, the decor is to die for. This is not a plain old bar hidden away in some side alley. The venue includes sleek polished surfaces, comfortable leather booths, and glowing light displays, to really enhance the quality of the food. The beautiful chandeliers and disco lighting are finely arranged to create a five star restaurant experience.
And finally, as the night progresses the Opium Nightclub Madrid transforms into a sexy, trendy dance club. When the restaurant tables are removed the dance floor opens up completely, and when the curtains are lifted a stunning stage set up is revealed. The tall ceilings, dark walls, and perfect lighting really show how vast the venue is, and as it becomes packed with sexy young bodies the party brings the Opium Club to life.
Like most European clubs, the Opium nightclub opens very late, right up until the coffee shops open in the morning. You could make a reservation for dinner and for a table at the club, enjoy the show or music that is scheduled, and party all night long.
Obviously at a venue that prides itself so much in keeping a clean and luxurious atmosphere, you need to be very well dressed to get in. Business casual or eveningwear is preferred, with smart shoes for men and high heels for ladies. Absolutely no sportswear, men's jewellery besides watches, or streetwear.
Because the venue can get very busy depending on who is playing, what day it is, etc, it is recommended to make a reservation. You would do well to be on the guest list for the club, and to make a reservation for both the club and the restaurant if you want to attend both. Having a table at the restaurant does not guarantee one at the club.