It’s known as the Paris of the South. And Argentina’s capital city does of plenty of romance and charm to it. Buenos Aires is not only the country’s largest city, but is probably among its most diverse and cultured as well. It has the influence of European culture mixed with the sultry sass of South American vibes. Once you’ve spent time exploring the many adventurous opportunities of Argentina, consider spending some time in Buenos Aires. Tango, nightclubs, bars, and eclectic restaurants are just a few of the nightlife options that will be awaiting you.
Buenos Aires has one of the most entertaining nightlife scenes around…and especially when it comes to South American cities in general. The options for clubs, dancing, live music, theater, and tango shows are numerous. Fridays and Saturdays tend to be the biggest party nights for locals and visitors alike. If there’s a particular style of nightclub you’re interested in, chances are you’ll find it in Buenos Aires. So here’s a look at some ideas for a fund and entertaining night out in this enticing Argentine city…
Buenos Aires is definitely full of opportunities to drink, mingle, and dance until dawn. And the locals don’t tend to get their full party on until pretty late. Nightclubs (called boliches) sometimes don’t get busy until 2 or 3am. While the tango clubs (called milongas) may get moving around 1am. The bottom line is that you should expect a late night out if you want a full Buenos Aires party experience!
Clubs to Check Out
If you’re looking to learn a little tango or already know a few steps, this is a must visit club. Advanced dancers are always welcome too. Some tango sessions are known to last into the wee hours of the morning. And it’s a great way to learn and experience Argentina’s national dance.
What could be cooler than partying in an old French style mansion? Milion has a modern vibe with DJ sets as well as art displays and short film screenings. Classic and modern cocktails are served here, adding to the eclectic ambiance of the club.
Buenos Aires is very gay-friendly. It’s been that way even long before same-sex marriage was legalized in 2010. So LGBT travelers will definitely feel at home partying in the city. Club Amerika is the largest gay club in Buenos Aires with three levels worth of dance floors. The music mix changes, ranging from pop, house, techno, and others, and it’s a great place to meet new people and have a fun night out.
If you’re looking for a more laid back vibe, this low-key club/bar may be the perfect choice. Victoria Brown is a great place to chill and have cocktails. Its speakeasy-inspired interior gives the place a laid back ambiance. And there are plenty of drink choices to choose from.
Bars to Check Out
If you’re looking for a great classic cocktail, look no further than this bar. Their drink list is quite extensive. So you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes. The bar itself has a retro style décor for an eclectic vibe. The bar also serves great food as well.
This “secret” retro-inspired bar appears to be a flower shop because of its name. But in fact, it’s an award-winning bar known for its great cocktails. The basement part of Floreria Atlantico is done in a maritime style. And its menu celebrates European countries like Poland, Spain, and Italy.
Gran Bar Danzon
This one is a must visit for wine lovers. The wine list has over 400 types of wine served by the glass! You’ll also find skilled mixologists waiting to make you that perfect cocktail. The bar also has an upscale restaurant. Here you’ll find international cuisine with and Argentine inspiration. Gran Bar Danzon is a great selection for those looking for a great wine and dine experience.
Live Music Venues to Check Out
Jazz fans should definitely check out the Notorious jazz lounge and restaurant. There are live jazz performances every night. The shows usually start around 9:30pm. The restaurant has a lovely garden ambiance and serves various pastas, meats, and sandwiches. There’s also a store that sells a selection of jazz CDs and DVDs.
This low-key café serves up great local food and jazz music. The locals tend to frequent Café Rivas, which means there’s definitely something special about it. It’s known for serving some great rib eye steak and good wines. The style of food tends to be a European/Argentine mix.
If you’re looking for a tango club, La Catedral is the hot spot to check out. It’s popular among the locals and is known for its informal and funky vibe. Dancers of all levels come here to partake in their nightly sessions of tango. And the live music is always great to listen to. If dancing isn’t your thing, it’s still a great place to hang out, have a drink, and eat while listening to the unique beats of live tango music.
For those looking for a more “cultured” experience, the Teatro Colon would be a good choice. It’s considered to be one of the finest opera houses worldwide. In fact, it’s usually always rated as one of the top five opera houses in the world. The grand opera performs here. You can also catch ballet productions and listen to the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra as well.
No matter what type of nightlife you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in Buenos Aires. So don’t be afraid to learn a little tango or to get out there and party late into the evening with the locals!