Spring is right around the corner, and with it comes the promise of jacarandas and perfumed evenings, perfect for coupling and socializing over drinks. Well known for its nightlife, Buenos Aires has cocktail bars galore. We picked our top ten Buenos Aires cocktail bars for sips, laughs and maybe even a kiss.
One of the first serious Buenos Aires cocktail bars, this liquor landmark in the San Telmo neighborhood is strict about its booziness: no beer, no wine, no soft drinks, but definitely spirited! Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo.
It isn’t spring without flowers and this Buenos Aires cocktail bar and restaurant is known for it beautiful basement décor and mouthwatering combinations below its flower and wine shop. Arroyo 872, Retiro.
A sophisticated option located in the Four Seasons Hotel with a polo inspired theme and cocktails that include traditional ingredients such as mate and are served with a typical bombilla (mate straw). Posadas 1086/88, Retiro.
Right around the Plaza San Martín, this well loved, well stocked Buenos Aires cocktail bar and restaurant is reminiscent of New York and has the plus of being open for lunch. Basavilbaso 1328, downtown.
For those that like some grape in their glass, Danzón has a great selection of wines. They also offer different flavour vodkas, as well as top quality traditional cocktails in an upbeat and elegant environment. Libertad 1161, Recoleta.
Owned by celebrity barman Federico Cuco, this well balanced bar in Palermo has great and original cocktails, a lovely ambience with an outdoor terrace and, if you’re in the mood, some tasty gourmet hotdogs, all, at a very good price. Medrano 1475, Palermo.
One of the most famous speakeasies in the city, you have to guess the password from the hints they put on facebook in order to get in. Once you do, you’re in for a treat! Arevalo 1445, Palermo.
Bizarre and upscale, this Buenos Aires cocktail bar is one of the trendiest in the city and even boasts an outdoor fireplace. Their mixes are all superb, and the glinting mirrors and shine make you feel glamorous as you slip into your sip. Uriarte 1664, Palermo.
Classics never fail, and 878, despite being on the neighbouring sidelines of the trendier Palermo, is definitely a classic by now. Top quality varied concoctions and a great environment are the reason why it’s always rocking. Thames 878, Palermo.
Off the Beaten Path:
Set in the Olivos neighbourhood, in the outskirts of the city, this speakeasy is well known amongst the local drinkers for it’s variety of whiskeys, superb and well priced cocktails, and lovely rooftop terrace. If you’re coming back from a day excursion to Tigre, it’s just in front of the Maipu Tren de la Costa station. Ramseyer 1475, Olivos.