One thing I learned on my recent trip to Argentina is that the country has a fabulous nightlife. Buenos Aires has some incredible bars of course, but it’s not the be all and end all of the best bars in Argentina.
Here are some of the best.
Sky Bar, Microcentro
If you are staying in Buenos Aires and want to combine a great drink with a great view, then you need to head up to the 13th floor of the Hotel Pulitzer and enjoy the Sky Bar. Thursday is the best time to come and enjoy a good party and a stunning purple sunset as you look down on the city below.
Cerveceria Nacional, Palermo
One of the few problems with the bar scene of Buenos Aires is that you have such a limited choice in beers. The good news is the country has an incredible microbrewery scene, if you know where to look for it. To try some of the best for yourself, you should hit up the Cerveceria Nacional in Palermo. Put aside the Heineken and Quilmes and pick up one of the 100 varieties from 30 microbrewery brands. This is the place to be for choice in fine drinks.
Speaking of the microbrewery scene, Antares is one of the busiest and best microbreweries in Bariloche. This incredible restaurant/microbrewery offers a wide range of brews and food in a bustling atmosphere. There are nine standard beers on tap here, and a range of specials to complete the collection. As well as this central hub in Bariloche, Antares has a select few other locations in the country, so keep an eye out for a mini chain Antares bar!
Roket is one of the biggest and best nightclubs in Bariloche. It has five floors, four bars, three dance floors, and enough room for 2,000 people. As well as all this room, Roket boasts high-tech laser lighting and incredible sound system that keeps the music pumping all night long. Roket is often packed with backpackers and skiers and presents an excellent answer to the megaclubs of Europe.
This relatively new establishment might not have all the fixings and makings of some of the all-time classic bars, but it’s still one to watch. Festival has an industrial feel to it, thanks to large garage-style doors that open to a long, central bar. The humidity of the country is kept at bay thanks to a retractable roof, and a mixture of live music and DJs keep things going through to the early hours. To prove Festival is the place to be for the all-nighter crowd, Happy Hour starts at 4AM.
While it’s true that most of the best bars in Argentina are found somewhere in Buenos Aires, you do have some choice outside of the big city. No matter where you stay in the country, there’s bound to be something to suit your tastes. Keep an eye out for microbreweries in particular, as the industry only continues to expand in Argentina.