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Local Experts: Buenos Aires, Matt Chesterton

By Local Expert Matt Chesterton

Best Hotel Bars in Buenos Aires

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SkyBar

SkyBar

This cocktail haunt places you on the 13th floor of the Hotel Pulitzer, up close and personal with the downtown skyline (mostly putty-colored towers bristling with air conditioning units, if we’re honest, but a view is a view). Addictive mojitos and a friendly crowd make this trendy eyrie a fine place to roost on hot nights.

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Plaza Bar (Marriott Hotel)

Plaza Bar (Marriott Hotel)

The dickie-bowed waiters win the plaudits here—and they are very good—but I’ve always wanted to track down whoever buffs the L-shaped mahogany art deco bar and tip them too. The classic cocktails have not been “re-imagined” by some pork-pie-hatted hipster; they’ve been the same since before World War II. Women allowed, but only since the 1980s.

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Castelar Hotel Lobby Bar

Castelar Hotel Lobby Bar

Connoisseurs of revolving doors will find it hard to walk past this classic lobby bar. Half-orbit your way in, admire the gleaming marble surfaces, stained glass, and dark hardwood bar and order something vermouth based—preferably at around 5.30pm. Exit counterclockwise onto splendid Avenida de Mayo and grab supper at Plaza Asturias [link to Best family restaurants], right opposite.

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Pony Line

Pony Line

Not wishing to sound like a press release but this sleek and handsome venue really did shake up the 5-star bar scene when it opened in 2012 at the Four Seasons. Out went the brass, marble and chandeliers, in came the pendant lights, parquet flooring, and moulded plywood bar stools. Cocktails with nudge-wink names—Patagonian Martini, Manhattan.ar, etc.—are superb, as is the service. 

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Pool Bar

Pool Bar

This is where holiday budgets go to die—so stretch out on a red lounger beneath a red parasol (“red, the color of love,” says Philippe Starck, who designed the hotel with owner Alan Faena), set up a tab with your credit card and forget all about it until next month. For a more clubbish vibe, check out the Library Lounge inside.


Visit the Best Hotel Bars in Buenos Aires

Pool Bar
Faena Hotel+Universe, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires F.D., Argentina
8.5/10

People like this place

Hotel Bar
3
Pony Line
Four Seasons, 1011 Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires F.D., Argentina
9/10

People like this place

Cocktail Bar
3
Castelar Hotel Lobby Bar
Av. De Mayo 1152, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
6.9/10

People like this place

Hotel
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Plaza Bar (Marriott Hotel)
Florida 1005, C1005AAU Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires F.D., Argentina
0/10

People like this place

Café
1
SkyBar
Maipú 907 (Piso 13) (esq. Paraguay), Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
0/10

People like this place

Cocktail Bar
3
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