This city never really stops. From Monday to Monday, there is always something to do at night. We made a very mixed itinerary for 1 week in Buenos Aires.
Yes, we will start with the universally hated day. But in Buenos Aires you will never get a break, and already on Monday our recommendation is heave. Nothing better than starting your week psyched, with the excellent show from “La Bomba de Tiempo”. In a big open warehouse , this event is an explosion of rhythm.
This shows is most visited by young tourists who want to know this famous party that happens every Monday in the Cultural Center KONEX. Buy your ticket in advance here:
For many tourists, Buenos Aires breathes Tango. Actually, this is not true, because almost no porteño know how ta dance this or even likes Tango. But the presentations are beautiful and an excellent program for tourists.
The variety of options goes from fancy parties, with open food and bar, to more humble “tanguerias” where you don’t pay to enter. To help finding the best place for you, we recommend this blog post:
Half a week is gone, it’s soccer night, the best thing is eat something and drink beer early. Working hours finish by 5~6 pm, and that is the ideal time to enjoy the best Happy Hours Downtown. Always ask which are the offers available, to get a cheaper bill.
The best place is Calle Reconquista, a walking street packed with bars that put their tables outside during summer. To be more specific, go to the corner of Reconquista and Marcelo T de Alvear, where you’ll find 3 good bars to choose: Pirata, Salmon and The Kilkenny.
Previously to the weekend, we recommend a busy tour through the city. The worldwide famous PubCrawl is a night walking tour to bars and night clubs. They gather a group you young people, usually foreigners, who visit up to 5 places during the night, with shot and drinks included, until they reach the final destination, which usually is a nigh club. It is important to check out their agenda and make online reservations here:
TIP: Watch yourself so you don’t get too wasted before finishing the tour.
It’s Friday, Friday… Weekend is on, time to understand the Argentinean party routine. They work in a different time zona, usually night clubs open 2am and goes until breakfast. (That is why I recommended PubCrawl Thursday, so you warm up to Friday). The best way to keep up with them is to hit a couple of bars, drink all you can, and then move to a club. Here is my itinerary
At the corner of Honduras and Serrano, in Palermo, Plaza Serrano is a local fair by day and a concentrarion of Bars, Restaurants and Clubs at night. Ideal place to warm up with your friends, eat some pizza and drink a beer. The place begins to fill by 9pm. Here are some good places to go:
Are you still up 2am? Ready to party? Now walk (9 blocks) until Niceto Vega and Fitz Roy. At this corner you’ll find at least 3 good clubs to choose: Niceto Club, INK e L’Arc. Get ready to a lot of Cumbia and Reggaeton, Prepare-se para muita Cumbia e Reggaeton, aqui não toca MC Bin Laden nem Safadão.
Tip1: Dresscode is strict in Argentina, don’t wear shorts, flipflops, tank tops, sneakers or local jerseys.
Tip2: Put your name on a list previously, because if it gets crowded you won’t be let in.
Now that you got Argentinean rhythm it is time to enjoy Saturday night with style. The combination will’be: Restaurant and Bar in Las Cañitas + Club in Costanera.
At the corner of Arevalo and Baez, fun happens. Dozens of restaurants and bars of all kind for you to start you night pretty well. Remmember that Argentineans eat around 10pm. After the meal visit some bars there and drink until 2am. .
Among many options, here are my favorites:
Eat – Club de la Milanesa, Fabrica de Tacos and SushiClub.
Drink – Cervejaria Antares, Van Koning and Chupitos (Sensational shot bar).
By the Rio de La Plata, the Costanera region concentrates the most exclusive night clubs in Argentina. If this is your style, do not miss going there. It is hard to reach, so you must take a cab from Las Cañitas until the club you wanna go. Highly recommended to put your name in some list.
Some good clubs are:
If you nail Spanish by now, it is time to finish our week with something more calm and cult, a visit to Buenos Aires Broadway. With around 150 sessions every week, Buenos Aires is the Latin American theather center. Corrientes Avenue lights up every night like New York, inviting everyone to a great cultural spectacle.
On this link you can check city’s schedule, so you choose the show you like the most (Buy your tickets on advance). http://guia.lanacion.com.ar/teatro
My recommendation is Bajo Terapia. A very smart comedy about life in couple, you will laugh all night.
After the play, stop to eat an Empanada and drink a Wine at Pizzaria Americana (Corrientes and Uruguay)
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