Ignore the bar at the front and head straight for the breezy garden. The well-priced drinks, decent cocktail menu, good music and sociable crowd make for memorable, long summer nights. If you casually raise your voice in your native tongue you may just attract some interest.
Just around the corner is Ferona Social Club Humboldt , Palermo Hollywood , which takes on more of an underground house party philosophy. Ring the bell and wait to be let in, then join the crowds in the dimly lit living room or head to the rooftop terrace. It can get busy on weekends, so try to arrive before 2 a.
The music is a mix of live bands and local DJs, and on select evenings there are art exhibitions. The club is open from Wednesday to Saturday. Split your time between the stage area, where local rock bands perform, and the bar, where you can relive your youth by playing the likes of Pac-Man and Space Invaders.
A short walk from here is Club Cultural Matienzo ccmatienzo. As a cultural center, it has a busy agenda of events, from poetry recitals and concerts to movie nights and VJ parties.
Great Bars for Live Music Argentines love their music, something evident in their ability to snap up every possible ticket for seemingly every possible concert.
Buenos Aires also has some great places to listen to and discover great national bands. Two good spots are in San Telmo, Plasma sitioplasma. Plasma is a two-story bohemian cultural center that showcases local rock, pop and electropop. After the bands finish, VJs and vinyl DJs turn the venue into an informal nightclub.
Kirie is a music venue, Mediterranean restaurant and whiskey bar. Music ranges from tribute acts and alternative rock to folk and new wave.
Check their respective websites for a schedule of events, the majority of which are free. The main room is for live bands, usually rock or reggae and often Stones, Ramones and Zeppelin covers.
In the side room, DJs spin a mix of dance, glam rock, funk and soul. If you like jazz, there are two spots worth checking out in the Palermo Viejo area.
One is the cool, dimly lit Thelonious Club thelonious. Inside is a long bar, tables set against tall windows and leather sofas in front of the stage.
Both local and international bands play here. The other venue is Virasoro Bar virasorobar. From Wednesday to Saturday, it hosts Argentine soloists and bands.
Expect a hip crowd, t-shirts adorned with band names, skinny jeans and music-idol lookalikes. Over in San Telmo, DeBar facebook. VJs spin the tunes and play videos on a huge screen for all to see.
Another notable spot is You Know My Name youknowmyname. Formerly known as El Living, this lounge and restaurant-cum-nightclub is a must for any music guru.
The party starts around 1 a. Great Bars for Beer-Drinkers While Argentina is recognized the world over for its wine, Argentines themselves are progressively developing a taste for beer, and not ice-cold bottles of Quilmes and Brahma. The B. The beer menu includes honey beer, IPA, scotch and stout, among others.
Arrive when the doors open to enjoy a genuine two-for-one happy hour. On the menu are local craft beers, artisanal wines and superb Cajun cuisine.
The next three pubs are all under the same ownership and take on the style of a British pub.
In San Telmo is Gibraltar thegibraltarbar. The cozy atmosphere and sit-at bar attract homesick expats and backpackers, notably those who go to enjoy pints of Antares and Gambrinus beer. The food menu is good, too, and includes a mix of British pub grub, curries and burgers.
Gibraltar is one of the few pubs that opens early, making it popular with daytime drinkers and Premier League football fans. Expect to line up on weekends after 10 p. Bangalore thebangalorebar. This small pub packs in a good mix of locals, expats and tourists every night of the week.
On offer are a good selection of beers and cider again, Antares and Gambrinus , tempting jugs of gin and tonic, and a menu of curries and Indian tapas. Pop upstairs to the restaurant area for a quieter dining experience.
The third in this collection is the Shanghai Dragon facebook. This Chinese-inspired bar and restaurant is adorned with red carpet and dark-wood furnishings that lend it the warmth of a British pub.
The beer is excellent, too. Enjoy a pint of IPA, golden ale or stout, and complement your selection with affordable plates of spring rolls, dumplings and rice and dim sum. The beers, ranging from lagers to ales to stouts, are top quality and brewed onsite.
The bar also has around 50 national and imported beers by the bottle.
Soak up the beer with a homemade burger, a plate of papas bravas or fish and chips. Best of all, the bar rarely gets overcrowded.