Buenos Aires

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You won't be surprised to learn that Buenos Aires really heats up, rocking, rolling, and of course, tangoing with a passion, after dark. Most visitors will want to have a taste of tango, which is, after all, what's helped put Argentina – and particularly Buenos Aires culture – on the map.

Buenos Aires Nightlife

Bahrein

Ready to ditch the tango for the disco? Party like a VIP in this posh, revamped bank vault. Champagne flows and drum-and-bass reverberate amongst a crowd of the hip and the beautiful in this exclusive party-till-dawn hotspot. Ladies are always free, but gentlemen must be ready to dish out for the $20 cover. 

Lavalle 345, El Centro, 011-54-11-4315-2403, www.bahreinba.com
Tags: nightlife | editor pick | smart splurge | trendy | nightclub | dj

Centro Cultural Torquato Tasso

Check the agenda at this event and cultural space near Plaza Lezama where you can catch orquestras tipicas (tango orchestras) and weekly milongas (social dances). A wide range of performers, from old school crooners to new age fusion groups, make appearances here.

Defensa 1575, 011-54-11-4307-6506, www.torquatotasso.com.ar (Spanish Only)
Tags: nightlife | great value | dancing | things to do | culture | tango

Gibraltar

Serving friendly pints and exceptional bar food with a kick, this British pub-inspired watering hole is a good place to strike up conversation with locals, expats, and travelers alike. Prices are right, so a pint and a spicy curry or Pad Thai will probably be less than the cab fare to get there.

Peru 895, 011-54-11-4362-5310
Tags: nightlife | local favorite | bar | bar menu

Gran Bar Danzon

Sample Argentine wines and top-notch porteño mixology in this sophisticated, mood-lit lounge/restaurant. It's perfect for a pre-dinner stop, but arrive after midnight to observe the beautiful denizens of Recoleta sipping cocktails and noshing on tapas.

Libertad 1161, 011-54-11-4811-1108, www.granbardanzon.com.ar
Tags: nightlife | lounge | bar | wine

Niceto Club

Groove on the beats thrown down at this bi-level hipster club located on the edge of Palermo Hollywood where local bands play early and DJs spin after midnight. A variety of styles ranging from tango and hip-hop to funk and reggae have made this the go-to spot for live music since 1998.

Niceto Vego 5510, 011-54-11-4779-9396, www.nicetoclub.com
Tags: nightlife | dancing | nightclub | dj

Thelonious Club

Climb the stairs to check out the cool sounds emanating from this cozy jazz joint. When the band packs up, DJs come out to keep the groove into the wee hours. Expect to pay a small cover.

Salguero 1884, 011-54-11-4829-1562, www.thelonious.com.ar
Tags: nightlife | trendy | jazz | nightclub | dj

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