El Boliche de Roberto

(Now Closed)


331 Bulnes,
Buenos Aires,


It ain’t pretty, but it’s one of the best places to hear tango music without the distraction of clicking three-inch heels. Famed singers like Osvaldo Peredo start around 10:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and sing to a crowd that spills onto the street during the summer. Surprisingly popular with young, hip twenty-somethings, this tiny, decrepit bar has been in the Pérez family since 1930; the cash register and wine bottles lining the walls appear to come from that era, too.