5 Great Bars in San Telmo

(Photo by Rob Ireton)

The nightlife in San Telmo is lively and colorful, integrating traditional spots and new upcoming places where foreigners and locals mingle.  We have filtered through  the many options and have come up with five great bars to recommend in the San Telmo area.

Doppelganger Bar

The Doppelganger is a trendy upscale bar specializing in cocktails. They have a menu of over a hundred cocktails made from top quality spirits and liqueurs placing an emphasis on gins and vodkas. The care they take in every detail of their drinks and the inviting dim lit atmosphere make this bar very well worth the visit!

Av. Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 7pm-closing. Saturday 8pm-closing.
Happy Hour: Tue-Fri 7pm-9pm


A very popular English pub in the San Telmo are and with good reason! Great draught beer, delicious curries, and a friendly laid back atmosphere make Gibraltar a great place to begin or end an evening!

Peru 895, San Telmo
Opening Hours: 6pm-4am
Cash only

La Puerta Roja

La Puerta Roja is one of those bars with personality that people return to over and over. The name, which means Red Door, tells you where you have to knock if you want to get in. Once you do, the great atmosphere and the lively environment will keep you entertained all night long.

Chacabuco 733, San Telmo
Opening Hours: Everyday from 6pm-6am


Plasma and Plasmita are the two bar/stages  at Plasma music production company.  It is a great place to go to listen to live music and discover new local and international sounds. The cared for acoustics and cool modern environment make this a excellent alternative for those who prioritize music.

Piedras 856, San Telmo

Bar El Federal

If traditional is what you’re looking for, El Federal is the place to go. The atmosphere is unmatched and you will get a real feel of typical Buenos Aires. Weather you go for coffee during the day, or for beers in the evening this beautiful bar is likely to find a place in your heart.

Carlos Calvo 599, San Telmo
Opening hours: Mon-Thur & Sun 8am-2am, Fri-Sat 8am-4am

2 thoughts on “5 Great Bars in San Telmo

  1. Well, there is one more place worth mentioning in San Telmo, Buenos Aires. Krakow Bar on Venezuela 474 is a Euro-pub with Polish twist in an antique venue wildly popular with locals and expats attracted by it’s home cooking, 12 taps, Nintendo WII and an array of board games

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