Buenos Aires drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Palermo

Uptown

Descend the graffiti-strewn stairwell and step aboard the carriage of an actual New York subway train to reach BA's hottest bar, a cavernous underground space with DJs and dancing, and a smaller, cozier room styled …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Retiro

Florería Atlántico

This basement speakeasy is located within a flower shop, which adds an air of mystery and is likely a key reason for its success. Hipsters, artists, chefs, businesspeople and foreigners all flock here for the excell…
Top Choice Club in Palermo

Niceto Club

One of the city’s biggest crowd-pullers, the can’t-miss event at Niceto Club is Thursday night’s Club 69, a subversive DJ extravaganza featuring gorgeously attired showgirls, dancing drag queens, futuristic video in…
Top Choice Bar in Congreso & Tribunales

Los Galgos

This classic neighborhood bar – formerly frequented by the neighborhood's elderly señores – has been immaculately restored and transformed into a sophisticated bar and restaurant serving modern Argentine food. It's …
Top Choice Cafe in Palermo

LAB Training Center & Coffee Shop

The high ceilings, exposed brick wall and industrial aesthetic here are such hallmarks of a hipster cafe that the place borders on self-parody, but the coffee is excellent. Choose your house-roasted beans and have t…
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, …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Palermo

Verne

This upscale yet casual bar has a vague Jules Verne theme. Cocktails are the house specialty, whipped up by one of BA's best bartenders, Fede Cuco. A few tables, some cushy sofas and an airy outdoor patio offer a va…
Cocktail Bar in San Telmo

Doppelgänger

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…
Cafe in South of Palermo

Las Violetas

Dating back to 1884, this historic coffeehouse's stained-glass awnings, high ceilings and gilded details make it one of the most beautiful cafes in the capital. Come for the luxurious afternoon tea and be sure to pi…
Bar in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

Gran Bar Danzón

Upscale restaurant-wine bar with a good selection of wines by the glass as well as fresh fruit cocktails, exotic martinis and Euro- and Asian-inspired dinner selections. It’s very popular, so come early and snag a g…