Nightlife

Club in The Center

Cocoliche

An effortlessly cool club, this electronic-music paradise is based in a slightly run-down old mansion. It’s the downstairs basement, gritty and nearly always packed, that holds the main stage, a fantastic sound syst…
Cafe in The Center

La Puerto Rico

One of the city’s most historic cafes, La Puerto Rico has been going strong since 1887. Located a block south of Plaza de Mayo, the place serves coffee and great pastries, the latter baked on the premises. Pope Fran…
Cafe in The Center

Café Tortoni

BA’s oldest and most famous cafe, Tortoni has become so popular with foreigners that the bus loads of tourists detract from its charm. Still, it’s practically an obligatory stop for any visitor to town: order a coup…
Bar in The Center

New Brighton

This beautifully restored historical bar feels like the well-kept secret of refined local gentlemen who gather here after work. A doorman welcomes guests while bartenders stir and shake drinks behind a polished-wood…
Club in The Center

Bahrein

Attracting a good share of BA’s tattooed youth, Bahrein is a hugely popular downtown club housed in an old bank (check out the ‘vault’ in the basement). On the ground floor is the lounge-like Funky Room where reside…
Bar in The Center

La Cigale

This upstairs bar-restaurant is popular with office workers during the week, and fusion foods are served for both lunch and dinner. Come on the second Monday of the month for the Buenos Aires Pub Quiz (www.buenosair…
Cafe in The Center

London City

This classy cafe has been serving java enthusiasts for over 50 years, and claims to have been the spot where Julio Cortázar wrote his first novel. Your hardest work here, however, will most likely be choosing which …