How does one begin to talk about nightlife in Buenos Aires? In a city known for nights out that start when most bars in other countries are closing, it is no exaggeration to say that BA natives have a higher tolerance for raucousness than almost anyone else on planet Earth. And with almost 50 neighborhoods catering to every taste from elegant exclusivity to bohemian chic to sweaty tango sensuality, you’re sure to find something that suits your style if you can just get your libation-bearings straight. That’s where we come in.
Those who thrive on that oddly hip fashion sense exuded from the carelessness of younger party goers will head in a northwesterly direction, stopping for a few drinks in the always-energized Barrio Norte district before ending up in Palermo. Here you’ll find trendy, college aged partiers revved up for a night spent dancing to the pulsating rhythms of major clubs like Kika and Crobar. You can also find upscale late night debauchery in Puerto Madero, where the successful renovation of an old port district has resulted in some of the safest, most exclusive, and most expensive drinking and dining establishments in the city.
Feeling something a little more “authentic?” Try your hand at some tango dancing at the somewhat dirty but always entertaining La Catedral, where a few glasses of wine and a cheap dance lesson might just be enough to release your inner Porteno. You can also find good tango clubs, along with other cool bohemian bars like La Puerta Roja and Gibraltar, in and around San Telmo to the south of the city center. Wherever you ultimately decide upon (and we haven’t even scratched the surface here), go out prepared to go hard, and don’t be surprised if the scene isn’t rocking around midnight or 1 am. It’s not that everyone has gone home for the night; it’s simply that the party hasn’t started yet. Enjoy, friends.