Drinking & Nightlife

  • Florería Atlántico Look for this cocktail bar in the basement of a flower shop.
  • LAB Turning coffee-making into an art form.
  • On Tap Some of the best local breweries on tap.
  • Los Galgos Old-school neighborhood bar transformed in chic cocktail joint.
  • Benaim Fabulous beer garden and craft beers.

Cocktail Bars

  • Florería Atlántico 'Secret' basement bar located inside a flower shop.
  • Verne Fancy drinking hole with awesome cocktails and smoking patio.
  • Frank's Elegant speakeasy with classic cocktails; enter via the telephone booth.
  • Los Galgos Stop by for an expertly mixed vermouth cocktail.
  • Milión Glamorous setting in a lovely mansion with an elegant garden.

Craft Beer

  • On Tap Successful craft-beer bar with five branches in BA.
  • Bluedog Palermo bar selling beers brewed by some of BA's best local breweries.
  • Benaim Craft ales served from a caravan in the beer garden.
  • Antares Argentina's original artisan brewery, from Mar del Plata.
  • Buller Brewing Company Recoleta microbrewery with six kinds of beer.
  • Cossab Dedicated beer bar that boasts over 50 beers.


  • Las Violetas BA's most beautiful cafe, with stained-glass awnings and afternoon tea.
  • LAB Serious coffee shop serving expertly prepared brews.
  • El Gato Negro Aromatic tea shop with a gorgeous wooden interior.
  • Bar Británico Classic San Telmo cafe overlooking Parque Lezama.
  • Café Tortoni Very historic, very scenic and very touristy – but a classic that can't be ignored.

Gay Hot Spots

  • Glam Casual yet very sexy club in an old mansion.
  • Crobar Saturday night's Rheo is the place to be.
  • Amerika Rough and tumble, with all-you-can-drink nights.
  • Pride Cafe Casual San Telmo coffee shop.

Museum Cafes

  • Museo Evita Restaurante Excellent patio cafe-restaurant with sophisticated cuisine.
  • Fundación Proa Fancy cafe with awesome rooftop terrace offering La Boca views.
  • MALBA Not cheap, but a nice atmosphere and good people-watching.


  • Niceto Club Best for its raucous Thursday-night, over-the-top burlesque show.
  • Club Museum Party in a building designed by Eiffel.
  • Crobar Electronica, Latin beats and more at this perennially popular Palermo club.
  • Kika Draws Tuesday-night crowds with its well-known 'Hype' party.