Day and night, Buenos Aires pulses with Argentinian spirit, with attractions, bars and restaurant to suit any taste. Discover the impressive nightlife of this big city with our guide to the best cocktail bars.
In true speakeasy-style, Frank’s, requires a little acting to get into. First you need to know a password, then you dial a code into a telephone booth, which opens onto a corridor. At the end of the corridor, you’ll arrive at this two-story cocktail bar. It serves excellent and extravagantly prepared cocktails, expertly mixed by the fancy dressed bartenders to the sounds of great music.
Hidden behind the doors of an unassuming flower shop is Florería Atlantico, a modern, industrial style restaurant and bar. The simple furnishings are accented by designer lighting and walls adorned with paintings of figures from legends and myth. Guests can select of a range of cocktails, special wines and excellent foods. If you really were just looking for a bunch of flowers, there’s a shop selling blooms and bottles of wine.
From the first moment you enter Verne Club you are transported to a 1920s jazz club. From the old-fashioned leather seats to the big bar, which offers cocktails named after works of the author Jules Verne, the atmosphere is one of prohibition style and classic cocktail elegance. Drinks are prepared by expert mixologists who are happy to recommend something based on your tastes.
Climb the stairs to Gran Bar Danzón, and you’ll be rewarded with a loungey atmosphere, with bar and restaurant filled with the sounds of the house music. The industrial decor features concrete wall tiles, latticed skylights and a long bar, where well mixed, inventive drinks are served. Cocktails are the main draw, but the staff are also good at recommending the perfect wine to complement the seafood, meat and Asian dishes.
Leitmotiv is a hot spot on the Buenos Aires cocktail scene. They offer exquisite cocktails, made with love and perfection down to the tiniest detail. The staff are dressed up and the guests are good looking crowd ready to enjoy themselves. The decor is elegant, with black and white photography adorning the walls. A nice complement to the classy live music evenings regularly held here. The final touch is the roof terrace, the perfect place to spend a hot summer night outside, dancing to the DJ’s tunes.
Rey de Copas is located in an old house in the district of Palermo Soho. The interior shows an interesting mixture of oriental and Latin American artwork, combined with other decoration. It creates ta fascinating surrounding, with face masks hanging on the walls, as well as trumpets and other instruments, under a glass ceiling that reveals the night sky above. This is a place to discover new things, looking at the stars and enjoying one of the best cocktails in town.
Isabel is a contemporary and elegant bar/club in Palermo. The interiors are decorated with mirrored walls, with a pretty terrace for warmer evenings. Guests come for the electronic music, and the chance to stick to one venue – as the evening progresses, Isabel changes from bar to club, with less drinking and more dancing. However, don’t leave it too late to arrive, the staff prepare delicious cocktails, which should definitely be tried.