Where to Drink + Dance in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Isabel

Buenos Aires, Argentina

One of the hottest cocktail bars in Palermo with a revolving roster of local DJ's, dress to impress here. The mirrored walls and seventies decor ooze glamour, added by the novel casino chips used to pay for drinks.

Address

Uriarte 1664 1425 Palermo

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La Florería Atlántico

Buenos Aires, Argentina

The speakeasy trend has arrived in Buenos Aires and this is one of the best spots in Recoleta. From the outside it looks like a flower and wine shop; once inside, enter the bar through a refrigerator door. There are cocktails for every whim, so let the bartenders improvise something bespoke based on your chosen tipple.

Address

Arroyo 872 C1011

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Frank's

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Another speakeasy, you have to know a password to get in (clues are given every day on their Facebook page). Once inside, enter this 1920-style sweetheart through a phone booth. Frank’s has killer cocktails and is a great place to spend a weeknight – have the password ready because the doormen are very strict.

Address

Arévalo 1443 C1414CQC

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Faena Pool Bar

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires’ hottest hotel was designed by Philippe Starck and the pool bar is an absolute must – don’t be intimidated by the giant crown, everyone is welcome. A good spot for after-dinner drinks, the bar has good music and a sophisticated international crowd.

Address

103 Road Rodrigues de Faria 1300-501 Lisboa

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Cafe San Bernando

Buenos Aires, Argentina

If you want to have a real porteño experience, head here for ping pong and other games. Perfect for large, loud groups if you are willing to share beers and interact with locals.

Address

Avenida Corrientes 5436 Villa Crespo

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Bar Rodney

Buenos Aires, Argentina

An iconic bar located in the up-and-coming neighbourhood of Chacarita. Rock bands play in this bar a la calle (street bar) which occupies a unique spot in Buenos aires, thanks to its eclectic crowd.

Address

Rodney 400 Chacarita

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Tequila

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Small and private, this is the trendiest club in Buenos Aires. It's all about who you know here, so to guarantee entry make sure to arrive before 2am or book a table. You don't want to be left outside.

Address

Avenida Rafael Obligado 6211 Costanera Norte

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La Vermuteria Café San Juan

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Rehydrate at La Vermuteria after a hectic day in the markets of San Telmo. The classy bar is joined to San Juan Canteen and serves a stellar selection of Vermouth. Ask for the snacks menu and order some very tasty tapas.

Address

Chile 474

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Florería Atlántico

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Follow the decadent scent of flowers, pass by an overspill of bloomage and enter the subterranean Florería Atlántico. The restaurant, located in Recoleta, serves sharing plates but inventive cocktails are the real appeal, with a well-stocked, worldly selection of spirits on tap.

Address

Arroyo 872 C1011

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La Bomba de Tiempo at Konex

Buenos Aires, Argentina

For ear-tingling drumming, check out La Bomba de Tiempo (Time Bomb) at Ciudad Cultural Konex. A small orchestra of 16 percussionists improvise their set, rallying onlookers take to the floor for some impromptu dancing. A great place to meet friends before dinner.

Address

Sarmiento 3131 C1196AAG