An original alternative within the scope of barbecue-style restaurants. This is a top quality steak house, impeccable in every sense. Located in the modern complex of Puerto Madero (a recent dock-side development), it has a cutting edge, end of the 20th Century style. The clientele often comprises an elegant and relaxed crowd. Specializing in offal and grilled sweetbreads, this restaurant is the flavored choice for tourists and Argentineans living abroad, who come back dreaming of a characteristic Argentine barbecue. Recommendations are barbecued pork ribs with potatoes au gratin; isla flotante (exotic dessert) and tiramisu. The decoration is a plain country style. The excellent fillet steaks are proof of the high quality meat they are known for, having bred their own cattle for several years.
Music is the queen, at this bar-music shop. This paradise for music fans, allows them to listen to any band on a computer with headsets, while savoring a hot cup of coffee. Its modern aesthetics constitute a unique place. There is a natural garden in the back, that features nice little tables under the sky, a perfect setting for warm, starry nights. Indoors, the carefully arranged tables harmonize with the dim light, candles, and selected music. Live music performances, are on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30p.
This cafe has formed part of the Porteno landscape since 1858. A shrine to local tango culture, it houses the Academia Nacional del Tango and stages performances as well as literary events in the basement. Legendary literati such as the disquieting poets Argentine Alfonsina Storni and Spanish Federico García Lorca gathered here. Porteno bohemia and nostalgia fuse here over a game of chess, domino and billiards. Chocolate con Churros (hot cocoa and churros) are a traditional Argentine breakfast.
This ever-popular brewpub puts a modern twist on a typical brewery's image. Every seat and stool is occupied from open to close nearly every night, and it's not hard to see why: Antares is the home of seven locally brewed beers on tap and bottles of countless other domestics and imports. Order a pint of your future favorite brew or forget the stress of choosing the right one; relax with a sample of all seven at once! With a complete menu offering smaller bites and full meals, Antares is the perfect place for a night out with friends, and to see who else is drinking what! Do check for incredible Happy Hours.
Located in the very fancy Palermo, this club is the place for a fun night out in Buenos Aires. There is everything you could imagine here—electrifying music, premium drinks and an energetic hip crowd. A haven of party goers, this haunt gets full on event nights. The night gets started with bands like Los Alamos and the French Kid Loco performing here. The mood gets livelier with the in-house DJs spinning the latest beats!
Kika Club is perhaps the most talked about nightclub in Buenos Aires. Featuring suave and contemporary interiors, the club is a refreshing change form most night-spots in the city. With two separate floors, there is an ample amount of room for guests to groove to the best of house and electro, rock and hip hop spun by the DJ. The crowd that frequents this place is stylish and hip, so make sure you look your best if in the mood for socializing.
Acatraz is great because it offers a range of activities that will satisfy everybody. Obviously the first reason to attend Acatraz is that you will find all kinds of people here and drinks are quite inexpensive. You can play pool with a cold beer or you can go bowling. I have to say that their bowling alley is good but it receives very heavy use every weekend. If you want to have something to eat, make sure to try the pizza, it is one of the best items on their menu. There is a small dance floor. Depending on the DJ, it might be packed or not. On Saturdays there is a stand up comedy show, and of course it is in Spanish. Sometimes local Bands play in Acatraz, usually they are quite good, but since they are all new it is hard to predict.
A fixture in the milonga circuit, La Catédral packs in the dancers and the spectators in this warehouse-turned-tango venue. Despite the crowds of foreigners and locals that flock there every Tuesday and Wednesday, this place maintains its underground feel as traditional, modern and sometimes radical tango moves across the floor. A 10p Tuesday night class is suitable for all levels, and you're guaranteed to meet other travelers by stepping on their toes. Try the all-vegetarian dinner menus and prepare to stay late - a live band starts between 1:00a and 2:00a on Tuesdays.
Every Monday night at the Ciudad Cultural Konex club, dance your worries away to the sounds of the drums brought to you by the infamous Argentine percussion group, La Bomba de Tiempo (The Time Bomb). La Bomba brings in more than 1500 fans per week from all walks of life to listen to the 17-piece instrument music, incorporating sounds from Africa and South and Central America. Started in 2006 by Santiago Vazquez, La Bomba quickly grew in popularity among foreigners and locals alike, giving music lovers a reason to go out on a Monday night. It's advisable to buy tickets in advance to avoid long lines.
This comfortable, atmospheric bar offers live music, poetry, films and much more. El Emergente Bar is open daily from 9p and is a perfect venue to spend an humdinger night with pals.
Le Troquet De Henry is a lively local dive bar. Graffiti sprayed walls, colorful murals, comfy couches and dim lighting welcome you into this local hang-out spot. On a weekend you'll probably find youngsters playing a game of foosball, hanging out and chatting and mingling with their drinks out on the street in front of the bar. Small and often crowded, with a distinctly Bohemian vibe, you can grab a pint of chilled beer and some quick snacks. The bar also serves a decent selection of food, and the pizzas are quite popular.
Uniclub is a big space, with a capacity for more than 600 people located in the so-called Nuevo Circuito Abasto. You can dance, have dinner, listen to live music or DJ's and celebrate your own party or meeting. The space can also be rented to hold birthdays, corporate events, graduations and new years celebrations.