If you’ve come to Bariloche looking for nightlife, then you’ve not come in vain. Second only to Buenos Aires in terms of laughter, mayhem and late night revelry, the town may not be big, but its cornucopia of raucous bars and nightclubs offer plenty of opportunities to pick up a few new friends around 4am. And yes, expect the party to get revved up late here and rock until the early morning hours.
The three streets to remember in Bariloche are Av. Bustillo, Calle Juan Manuel de Rosas, and Calle San Martin. Luckily for you they are all in very close proximity to one another, located either right on or right near the waterfront. It won’t take much to find the action, as the city is a tourist hot spot pretty much year round, so just follow the crowds. For club lovers, names like Cerebro, Rocket and Grisu will become engrained into your vocabulary. They are pretty much a stone’s throw from each other on J.M. de Rosas, and will not disappoint in terms of volume, intensity or décor. If you’re a guy, expect a cover, but ladies can usually enter free of charge.
Not in a clubbing mood? No problem. Bariloche has a fair selection of bars to choose from, including brew pubs like Cerveceria Blest and Berlina on Av. Bustillo. They’re a good way to kick back, relax and sip a locally brewed drink without having your chest vibrate with the sound of thumping drum and bass. Roxy, with its eclectic atmosphere, and the Irish themed Wilkenny are good middle ground options on San Martin, providing rowdy times without getting too overwhelming. There isn’t an overabundance of urban real estate here in northern Patagonia, but the space dedicated to nightlife can’t help but make a lasting impression.