Córdoba's nightlife divides itself into distinct scenes. All the bright young things barhop in Nueva Córdoba – a walk along Rondeau between Avs H Yrigoyen and Chacabuco after midnight gives you a choice of dozens of bars, mostly playing laid-back (or ribcage-rattling) electronic music. Avenida Ambrosio Olmos, connected to Plaza España, also has a long strip of clubs for night owls.

Güemes

For a slightly older crowd and a more laid-back scene, check out the bars in Güemes, a barrio that has exploded in recent years along its blocks, on its rooftops and inside its courtyards. A former working-class neighborhood, Güemes is now Córdoba's nexus for nightlife action with an edge.

Abasto

Across the river to the north on Blvd Las Heras between Roque Sáenz Peña and Juan B Justo (the area known locally as Abasto) are Córdoba's discos and nightclubs. Go for a walk along here and you’ll probably pick up free passes to some, if not all, of them.

Zona Norte

The area around Tejeda street in Córdoba's Zona Norte has boomed in the last couple of years, attracting a well-heeled crowd to its chic bars and restaurants; you'll need to catch a taxi there and back as it's pretty far out.

Fond of Fernet

Córdoba’s drink of choice is fernet (a strong, medicinal-tasting herbed liquor from Italy), almost always mixed with Coca-Cola (fernet con coca). If you don’t mind a rough morning, get into the stuff.