The city’s most famous jazz bar, Thelonious is a super cool New York style venue with a dimly lit ambiance that pulls off both moody and glamorous at the same time. Located in the trendy Palermo district, the long narrow space gets packed out quickly, so try to arrive early to secure a good spot. An interesting array of upcoming and well established local and international artists belt out their best tunes on any given night, while a selection of skillfully crafted cocktails never fail to keep the punters happy.
Thelonious, Jerónimo Salguero 1884, Buenos Aires, Argentina +54 11 4829-1562
This is Buenos Aires’ oldest jazz venue, dating all the way back to 1978. Jazz Y Pop is located in a cozy underground hall, decorated by photos of famous jazz musicians and covered in quirky open umbrellas on the ceiling which are said to assist with acoustics. The club has numerous passionate regulars who insist it is the city’s greatest thanks to its unpretentious and homely vibe, where each table is situated right up close to the band.
A relative newcomer to the Buenos Aires’ jazz scene, Bebop opened its doors in 2014 and has enjoyed increasing popularity ever since. This 120 seat venue uses shades of red and timber to create a warm and sophisticated feel for its classy clientele. A variety of national and international artists play jazz, pop, blues and funk while the kitchen and bar serve up top notch food and drinks.