Bars in Buenos Aires

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A bottle of budget Malbec accompanied by the mournful lyrics of a tango singer? Or a smoking rum cocktail at a steampunk speakeasy? Buenos Aires hold... Read More

A bottle of budget Malbec accompanied by the mournful lyrics of a tango singer? Or a smoking rum cocktail at a steampunk speakeasy? Buenos Aires holds watering holes in spades; the cocktail scene in particular has come into its own in the past few years, though live music and dancing are just as popular as ever. Join in on the fun at a milonga (tango club) like La Viruta or just listen to the music at beloved dive El Boliche de Roberto. Whatever your idea of a fun night out, turn to T+L’s guide to Buenos Aires nightlife.

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  • 878

    The hidden-bar-within-a-bar configuration—a set of unmarked steel doors in the back lead to a second space—amplifies 878’s cloak-and-dagger vibe. This... Read More

  • Bar du Marché

    This former wine bar is now a spacious French-style bistro with a twist. Make a lunchtime pit stop for ricotta cannelloni and a glass of house white, or... Read More

  • Bebop Club

    Head to this cool basement club for jazz, blues, funk, soul, and pop. It’s a much-needed space for Buenos Aires’ large and active music community.... Read More

  • Florería Atlántico

    This storefront is a florist and wine store, but after the sun sets, most visitors head into the buzzing speakeasy—the entrance is through a... Read More

  • La Catedral

    Mismatched tables and chairs might not seem like the best setting for finding the right tango partner at this milonga, but it works. This former... Read More

  • La Cava Jufré

    This popular wine bar and store on a quiet corner in Villa Crespo attracts all types of oenophiles, thanks to its fun atmosphere and ample selection.... Read More

  • La Esperanza de los Ascurra

    This sibling-run tapas bar takes its inspiration from Madrid, and this outpost (one of four) is a busy joint in Villa Crespo. Tapas such as burrata... Read More

  • La Viruta

    This tango club—with an unlikely location in the basement of the Armenian Cultural Center—is always packed. Beginners can wobble through classes led in... Read More

  • Shout Brasas & Drinks

    This mazelike bar in a beautiful mansion on the edge of Retiro and Microcentro is the only place in town that serves more than 30 wines by the glass.... Read More

  • The Harrison Speakeasy

    For the ultimate prohibition-style night out, head to the Harrison Speakeasy. First-timers should dine at Nicky NY Sushi, the legal storefront, then ask... Read More

  • Verne Club

    This Jules Verne–themed bar is dark and sultry, and provides a liquid adventure around the world. Owner Federico Cuco is in charge (he’s also the co... Read More

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