Best Bars in Buenos Aires
The very reason travelers even know the Retiro neighborhood, Florería Atlántico is a stylish gastro-bar offering the feel of a classic bodega masked behind a quintessential flower shop. The speakeasy bar admittedly uses its flower shop as a charming disguise, luring some of the city’s hippest drinkers and late-night diners to a cavernous space of pop-art murals, mixology bar and bistro-style dining room that’s a hit.
A bodega menu of small plate specialties include classic dishes from frog legs and beef tongue to blood sausage and grilled meats complimented by a lengthy wine list and mixology selection.
Stylish gastro-bar offers late night dining, wine bar and flower market for some of the city’s trendiest patrons.
On the lobby level of La Recoleta’s Four Seasons Hotel, Pony Lounge is a sexy hotel lounge that stands out in a city with no shortage of hip hotel bars. An equestrian-theme lounge inspired by Argentina’s sexy polo culture features moody herringbone wood floors and walls of rustic wood planks that lend the feel of a country stable complete with all-day snack menu of truffle fries and homemade chorizo oxtail empanadas. A décor of leather-accented lounge arrangements and artwork by Alejandro Moy gives a local feel to a hotel that often felt removed from the city’s fashionable pulse. Now, a stylish scene of locals and dressed-up visitors make this one of the best hotel lounges in La Recoleta.
Closed on Sundays and Mondays, opt for nearby Park Hyatt is looking for a comparable hotel lounge.
Four Seasons completes ambitious remodel with new Pony Line lounge with polo-inspired setting for 1am nightlife.
The bar feels like a swank Paris hotspot complete with models in short skirts, one-name bachelors and swank decor that usurps almost all the local competition.
Located on a very swank strip of Palermo Soho, Uriarte is also home to several bars and restaurants that are perma-fixtures on the BA nightlife circuit. Isabel aims to be the best nightclub in the Argentine capital with line-up of VIP DJs and equally hip guests list for its Thursday-Saturday night bashes. The club is decked-out in towering swaps of drapery framing a velvet rope entrance leading into a central atrium lined in veiny white marble with candlelit drinking bar and oversize mirror reflecting a clientele of cleavage show-offs and BlackCard flashers.
Casa-Cruz neighbor offers sexy dance enclave for show-off singles looking to dance to hip-hop and Latin pop in an upscale setting hosted by rotating international DJs and endless alcohol sponsorships.
Dress to impress, the velvet rope is manned by a fashion patrol of 6-foot Argentinians that frown on denim, sneakers even if their Louis Vuitton and American-branded sportswear.