Buenos Aires Nightlife #4

Jet Lounge

This exclusive club overlooking the river and port is the party spot for the Buenos Aires rich and famous. Their great cocktail menu, dinning space and multiple bars and dance floors guarantee a good time for those looking to party in style.

Av.Rafael Obligado 4801, Costanera Norte
Open Thursdays through Saturdays.


Rumi is a Belgrano centered nightclub with a great atmosphere and a high end crowd. On Wednesdays they play 80’s music and reggeton, Thursdays they host their Elegant Night party, playing 70’s music and offering live shows and screenings, Fridays are classic dance music and Saturdays offer latin music and slow dances.

Figueroa Alcorta 6442, Belgrano


This popular club in Palermo offers two dance floors, a VIP lounge and some great house and electronica. This good looking crowd gets pumping to the very loud music brought by local and international DJ’s!

Marcelo Freire and Paseo de la Infanta, Palermo

Off the Beaten Path: Piazzolla Tango Centro de Arte

A treasure cove of mischief and distorted fantasies, the basement of the Pasaje Guemes, with its cabaret, theatre and restaurant, has charmed its eclectic public during the 1920’s throught the 50’s. So much so, that Antoine de Saint Exupery became a regular during his year in Argentina and author Julio Cortazar situated his story ‘The Other Sky’  in the art-deco gallery.  Now a days The Piazzolla Tango Centro de Arte offers the chance to visit the beautiful interior of the cabaret, theatre and restaurant whist serving dinner and staging tango shows. If you’re looking for great architecture, history, tango and all with a touch of literary allure (in other words everything good about Buenos Aires!), you will surely find it all in this spectactular tango venue!

Must See in Buenos Aires #4

Teatro Colón

There was a time when Buenos Aires was a city of wealth and opulence. Although the economic woes of the country have changed that, reminders of other more fortunate times are spread out through the city for us to marvel at. One of the most magnificent upstanding examples of the city’s past prosperity is the prestigious Teatro Colón. This beautiful opera house was inaugurated in 1908. Today, more than a hundred years later, it is still one of the worlds most distinguished theaters, showing internationally renowned acts.  Tours of the theatre are available every day from 9am-3.45pm and are a great way to learn more about the history of the building, the architecture and the operas, ballets and orchestras which have graced the theatre’s stage. Additionally, we highly recommend you to experience one of the productions that are being staged during your visit.

Teatro Colón

Cerrito 628- CABA
+5411 4378 7100


visitasguiadas@teatrocolon.org.ar (for more information on tours of the theatre)

This Week in Buenos Aires


Retiro: This emblematic neighborhood which features the impressive retiro train station, the Torre Monumental, the beautiful Plaza San Martin with its Malvinas monument, and the deco Cavanah building, will charm architecture lovers.

In the evening go to La Cigale for drinks and some live acoustic music from 11pm onwards.

La Cigale,
25 de Mayo 597, downtown.
4893 2332.
Monday-Friday 6pm until late
Saturdays 9pm–4am.
Cash only. Happy hour until 10pm.


Teatro Colon: A synonym of magnificence, the Teatro Colón is one of the most beautiful and prestigious buildings of the city. Internationally recognized for its acoustics and architecture, this is a place to see and experience.  Tours of the theatre are available every day from 9am-3.45pm. We also recommend you see one of the productions being staged.

Later on, you can also check out one of the free music concerts offered by la Casa de la Cultura on Tuesdays.  Featuring tango singer Gladys Reccia this week.  Or for jazz lovers, the swing summit brings together some of Argentinas best jazz musicians at 9.30pm in Notorious.

Teatro Colon
Cerrito 628

La Casa de la Cultura,
Rufino de Elizalde 2831, Palermo.
4808 0553

Callao 966


If want to learn how to make a proper Argentine asado, take a coking class with Teresita! Starting at 11 am, she will take you to the butcher shop to show you the different cuts, then guide you through the preparation of asado and empanadas, and afterwards, allow you to enjoy the meal! After you’ve taken a ‘siesta’ to recover from lunch, head to the Coliseo Theatre for the opening of the Ushuaia International Classical Music Festival featuring the Moscow Symphonica.

Cooking with Teresita
Spiro 456, Adrogue

Coliseo Theatre
Marcelo T. de Alvear 1125


One of the most beautiful places to do shopping in Buenos Aires is the upscale Galeria Pacifico, well worth visiting for its aesthetic and architectural appeal. You can ask for audio-guides at the information center on Mondays through Fridays from 11.30am-4.30pm. Later on you can check out a homage to the muralists of the Galeria by renowned artist Julio Le Park which is being exhibited at the Centro Cultural Borges.

Galeria Pacifico
Florida and Av. Cordoba

Centro Cultural Borges
Viamonte and San Martin


Art lovers should definitely take the Calle Arroyo tours offered every Wednesday and Friday from 3.30pm-5.00pm. The walk begins at the Spanish American Art Museum and takes you through antique stores, design houses, galleries and historic buildings.
Later on in the evening, an exiting alternative, is the acrobatic show “Tiempos que corren” starting at 9pm.

Calle Arroyo Tours: Ayres de Arte
Book in Advance

Tiempos que corren
Polo Circo
Combate de los Pozos and Juan de Garay
Tickets: $30


Sunny Saturdays are a great day to take a bike tour through the city. Bike your way through the lakes, the north side, the south side or the outskirts of the city and find out more about the city whilst enjoying the fresh air!



Feria de matadors: This local traditional fair reopens this Sunday and displays local folklore, gaucho competitions and great typical food! We recommend you go before 1.30pm as that is when the music starts. To be on the safe side, we suggest you plan your transportation with the hotel beforehand as to get to the fair you must go through some of Buenos AIres less charming areas.

Av. Lisandro de la Torre and Av. de los Corrales (Mercado Nacional de Hacienda)

Tonight All Night-La Noche en Vela

Those of us lucky enough to be in Buenos Aires this weekend will be able to enjoy an atipical Saturday all nighter insipired by the french ¨Nuit Blanche.¨ Free activities ranging from 3D mapping proyections, to live music, outdoor theatre, contemporary dance, acrobats, angels, fireworks and book readings will be held in the landmarks of Buenos Aires throught the whole night from 7pm to 7am in the morning. Highlights to check out include a 3D mapping in the recoleta cementary, theatre in Palacio Barolo and the Botanical Gardens, the Moscu Symphonic Orchestra at the Obelisco, amongst many others that you can check out here. Aditionally, tour buses will be working all night and special promotions will be offered by restaurants, cafes and bars which will extend their opening hours!

We recommend: Pura Tierra


If you enjoy food as much as we do, and want to try top quality local gourmet delicacies,  then you should make sure to stop for dinner at Pura Tierra. The owner and award winning chef, Martín Molteni, offers the best Argentine cuisine using carefully selected seasonal ingredients in this Belgrano centered restaurant. We suggest the lamb, baby goat, stews, and steak mmm!

Pura Tierra

3 de Febrero 1167, Belgrano
4899 2007
Mon- Sat 8pm to closing.

Buenos Aires Nightlife #3- Latin beats


For the past few weeks we have been writing about some of the best nightclubs Buenos Aires has to offer (Buenos Aires Nightlife#1 and Buenos Aires Nightlife #2). However, we figure you came down to South America for a taste of the latin culture too, so we kept that in mind for this weeks nightlife suggestions!

La Salsera:
One of Buenos Aires liveliest salsa and merengue clubs. A friendly crowd and upbeat dancing to catchy rhythms ensure a night of fun fun fun! You can also take a beginner salsa lesson on Saturdays at 10.30pm
Open Fridays, Saturdays, and holiday eves (which means today too!) from 12pm onwards.

La Salsera

Yatai 961, Almagro



Another nightclub and dance school that specializes in salsa, bachata and other boisterous options for night time fun! On Fridays and Saturdays, this vivacious dance house hosts its Caribbean nights party which combines a mix of latin rhythms.


Av. Corrientes 3330, Abasto



Maluco Beleza:

This centric venue offers a lively and colorful environment where you can move to brazilian tunes and watch professional brazilian dancers do their thing! Another perk of this place is that is has another dance floor with more conventional nightclub music in case you want to switch for a while. On Fridays at 10.30 pm you can take a lambazouk dance class and then stay to practice the entire night or go for a Brazilian dinner-show on a Wednesday and let the night sweep you off your feet!

Maluco Beleza

Sarmiento 1728



Off the Beaten Path: Museo de Xul Solar


Art can sometimes be taken so seriously that all the fun is dragged out of it. If you tend towards a more playful approach to life, or if you are an art loving chess whiz, you will definitely love the Xul Solar museum. It not only exhibits this artists colorful metaphysical dreamlike paintings, but also some of his nutty but brilliant inventions, such as a new global language (he would have loved the internet!), and the Panjuego, a game which he made up and played with many of his friends including Borges whose books he sometimes illustrated.  Unfortunately for us, as the game changed every time it was played, there are no rules that specify how to go about it, otherwise we would be more than happy to challenge you to a Panjuego tournament in this lovely intimate art museum on a rainy afternoon!

Must See in Buenos Aires #3


Palacio Barolo

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Mario Palanti was commissioned by Luis Barolo, a European agricultural producer, to design a statuesque building intended for rental purposes. Expecting Europe to break out into a series of wars that would destroy the continent, a common belief at the time, Mr. Barolo wanted the building to be inspired by ´The Divine Comedy´ so that it could hold Dante Alighieri’s remains once Europe was destroyed. Construction of this regal building full of references to the poet, began in 1919 for what was to be the tallest structure in Latin America. Now a days it is used as office space and as a tourist attraction. Guided tours are available Mondays and Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm and Thursdays at 8.30pm include tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy.

Palacio Barolo

Av de Mayo 1370 9° P. Esc. 249/52
Tel/Fax: (54-11) 4381-1885