Dress to impress at this see-and-be-seen speakeasy that pulls out the stops with its sultry prohibition theme - there’s vintage wallpaper, pumping electro-jazz and bow-tied bartenders serving signature cocktails strong enough to make you swoon. Check its Facebook page for a password to get past the doormen, then be ready to dial in at a phone box for access to the hidden drinking lair.
Buenos Aires Nightlife
Night owls won’t be disappointed by the after-dark action in Buenos Aires, that darts between brooding tango spectacles in traditional milongas (dance halls) and raucous all-nighters in booming boliches (nightclubs) where top-draw DJs start well after midnight and attract a mixed bunch of local and foreign party-goers. In every district an eclectic medley of bars abound, spanning from style-conscious cocktail lounges and sultry wine bars to the city’s latest trend of low-profile speakeasies.
Nightlife peaks from Thursday to Saturday, but on week nights BA still brims with plenty of other cultural attractions, including amazing opera at majestic colonial theatres and high-octane percussion sets staged in avant-garde cultural centres. Various websites offer events listings such as Vuenoz Airez (www.vuenosairez.com) but it’s also worthwhile checking the entertainment section of newspapers like English-language The Buenos Aires Herald (www.buenosairesherald.com) and La Nación (www.lanacion.com.ar). Most venues have box offices, but there are also a number of centralised carteleras (ticket agencies) such Ticketek (www.ticketek.com.ar).