Introduction to Buenos Aires NightlifeBuenos Aires, Spring 2010

A great place to being your nightlife in Buenos Aires is in Plaza Serrano. This plaza is always buzzing at night with plenty of places to drink, eat, and enjoy yourself. On Thursday nights at Brajas Bar there is a $20 peso entry fee at 11pm for salsa classes and a drink, and later the dance floor opens for all to show off their moves.

Another place I recommend is Acabar. Be warned that this is not a typical bar and represents more of a restaurant. But it’s a great place to relax and very quirky, with a bohemian feel and lots of board games. Many come here for drinks and to play.

The bar El Alamo has a very American feel, with wood tables and a sports game always playing. This is not a place conducive to sitting and is very crowded. It is popular so expect to wait in a line. There is usually a small entry fee of about $15 pesos. This place is popular amongst both portenos and foreigners.

There is a popular event called the “Bar Crawl,” which costs around $80 pesos for pizza, drinks at various bars, and entry to a club. I do not recommend this, as you will only meet foreigners, the included drinks are the worst in the house, and you will probably overpay for entry to the club. It is better to find one bar for the night and go from there.

Another place I do not recommend trying is La Cigale. Online it is shown as a beautiful and dressy place, but when I arrived for Tuesday’s “French Night” (apparently their most popular night), the bar was deserted and left much to be desired.

I hope this is a helpful quick introduction to the nightlife. Be adventurous and safe!

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