5 hottest bars in Buenos Aires
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
Behind an unmarked door
With speakeasies being all the rage, Buenos Aires serves up its own take on the genre. Fortunately, this one is easy to find since it takes its name from its street number, 878. Gain entry and inside you’ll find a dimly lit space with comfortable couches and loads of character. Seriously laid back, it's a place to get comfy and chat, whilst working your way through its well-stocked whiskeys. What more could you want?
Thames 878, Villa Crespo
Tel: +54 11 4773 1098 www.878bar.com.ar
Mingle with models
If you’re looking for a seductive, glamorous evening spot, you have found it in Isabel. Very popular with the modelling crowd, this trendy spot even has its own currency, Isabelinas. These chips give the place a casino-esque feel and are welcome as payment for a variety of fancy drinks. Our favourite cocktail was ‘A Woman Scorned’, featuring Devil’s cut bourbon, deathwish syrup and snake oil bitters. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Uriarte 1664, Palermo
Tel: +54 11 4834 6969 http://barisabel.com
Tel: +54 11 4815 9925 www.milion.com.ar
History was never this sexy
Experience Buenos Aires’ at the dawn of the 20th century. This sexy bar, in a stylish old mansion, comes complete with French doors, balconies, staircase, garden rooms and tranquil courtyard. The bar has been impeccably restored, so you can soak up the vibe whilst enjoying a vast selection of modern drinks and new takes on tapas. Reservations are essential if you fancy a bite but the bar accepts all patrons. Viva Milion!
Tel: 47731967 www.mundobizarrobar.com
B-movies and cocktails
An interesting mix, this one – and not just because it serves the city’s best cocktails! This weird yet uber-trendy bar is fun and flirtatious, with red lighting and flickering candles setting the scene. Even better, they play saucy 'b' movie on wall-mounted screens. Fortunately, the low lighting will spare anyone’s blushes - leaving everyone free to enjoy good innocent fun and to-die-for frozen margaritas! It’s a must-see.
Serrano 1222 Palermo
Tel: +54 11 4777 1112 www.cardones.com.ar/home.htm
Get your jam on
You may be miles from home but this is one place which will make you feel welcome and comfortable. It has to be its unique take on folk revival, where guests are offered a selection of musical instruments to strum, drum or plonk along as they please. The bar can either be quietly cacophonous or musical genius but with the red wine flowing freely and the local gauchos being so accommodating, it’s like a campfire in the city.
Borges 2180, Palermo Viejo