One of the wealthiest districts in not only Madrid, but all of Spain, Salamanca is not only home to the city's most famous bullfighting ring (Las Ventas) and some great architecture from the last century of development, but it is your ultimate destination for lounges and clubs that appeal to the more sophisticated and status-centric (not the Facebook kind). Wine bars, lounges, and nightclubs are spectacles here, with glamor holding the highest denominator, while some bars (Déjate Besar and La Cofradia) still exist to give us plebeians a place to hang out. Then again, how often are you in Madrid?
Places worth checking out at least once include Gabana 1800, which is the biggest nightclub in the district; the literal Fortuny Palace, complete with a garden terrace; and... well, that's about it. To be honest, there are a lot of exclusive, expensive places in Salamanca. If you've got the money to toss around, hang out with models at places like Moma Fifty Six; otherwise, there are a few tapas joints (La Castela, El Olivar de Ayala, Cazorla Taberna) ripe with authenticity.
Our suggestion: unless you're running around Madrid with a wad of Benjamins or if see a supermodel looking back at you in the mirror every day, try hitting up a few of the hot spots in Malasaña or La Latina. You'll have saved yourself some trouble.