Top Choice Cafe in San Telmo

Bar Plaza Dorrego

You can’t beat the atmosphere at this traditional joint; sip your submarino (hot milk with chocolate) by a picturesque window and watch the world pass by, or grab an outdoor table next to the busy plaza. Meanwhile, …
Cocktail Bar in San Telmo


At this cool, emerald-hued corner bar you can count on being served a perfectly mixed martini. That’s because Doppelgänger specializes in vermouth cocktails. The lengthy menu is full of creative concoctions: start w…
Coffee in San Telmo

Coffee Town

For some of BA’s best coffee, drop by this coffee shop inside the Mercado de San Telmo – enter via Carlos Calvo. Experienced baristas serve up organic, fair-trade coffee derived from beans from all over the world – …
Bar in San Telmo

La Puerta Roja

There’s no sign at this upstairs bar – just look for the red door. It has a cool, relaxed atmosphere with low lounge furniture in the main room and a pool table tucked behind. This is a traditional place, so you won…
Cafe in San Telmo

Pride Cafe

This small, gay-friendly cafe is especially busy on Sunday during San Telmo’s antiques fair, when crowds descend on the homemade pastries (the chocolate brownie has a following), healthy snacks and flavored coffees.…
Cafe in San Telmo

Bar Británico

A classic corner cafe on the edge of Parque Lezama, Bar Británico has an evocative old wooden interior and big glass windows that open to the street. Drop in for a café cortado (small espresso with milk) in the morn…
Craft Beer in San Telmo

On Tap

Sample some of the 20 locally brewed craft beers at the San Telmo branch of On Tap, located on elegant Av Caseros.
Club in San Telmo

Club Museum

This cavernous disco is housed in a beautiful old factory designed by Eiffel – the same man behind the famous Parisian landmark. It’s a huge space with multiple balconies and a great sound system pumping out '80s an…
Bar in San Telmo

Bar Seddón

This long-running corner bar-restaurant, outfitted with black-and-white tiles and rustic wood tables, is housed in an old restored pharmacy. Drop in for an icy chopp (mug of draft beer) or a late-night glass of red …
Pub in San Telmo


One of BA’s classic pubs, the Gibraltar has a cozy atmosphere and good bar counter for those traveling alone. For a little friendly competition, head to the pool table in the back. There are sports on TV, and happy …