Isenbeck Beer Festival

(Photo by damiendebarra)

The Isenbeck Beer Festival kicks off today and will be held until Saturday at the Tribuna Plaza in the Palermo racetracks.

The event, which will be set up in a recreated village with bars and different stages, will feature an ample selection of local and international beers to sample and enjoy. There will also be a stand-up comedy stage, the Isenbeck theatre, where renowned local artists will be staging skits, and Dj sets to keep everyone on their tapping feet.

Tickets to the event are $50, and don’t include drinks. They are available here. Thursday 15th– Saturday 17th  March – 8pm. Tribuna Plaza. Av. Libertador 4401, Palermo. 4778-1500

Beer Hotspots in the City

(Photo by jACK TWO. Nice Maradona detail on the left!)

Beer is not exactly what Argentina is known for, however on a hot summer day, a cold brew on a nice terrace is mandatory. If Quilmes doesn’t quite do it for you, then we suggest you try some of the following bars where draught, imported, and artisan beers can be found.

Gibraltar and Bangalore: If you’re looking for great draught beer, an even better environment, decent music, some curry and some spice, you will love both The Gibraltar in San Telmo and it’s sister Bangalore in Palermo! Go early if you want a table and enjoy either dinner or drinks in these all-time favorite pubs.

Geno Beer Bar:  This beer bar in Palermo offers over 40 imported beers from around the world in a nice ambiance. They also serve deli sandwiches and a unique beer soup!

To try some Argentine artisan beer, Antares is the leading option. Antares is well known as they commercialize their beers around the country, and they host special activities including drinking games and the chance to watch the beer making process at their Buenos Aires venues. You can also taste some great Otro Mundo Argentine artisan beer at the Fierro hotel garden.

Other options in the city include the Dutch Van Koning in Cañitas which has a very good beer selection, and Irish pubs such as The Shamrock and Kilkenny, amongst others.

Happy St Patrick’s Day!


The city awaits a night of fun as the St Patricks Day celebrations approach. To join the ruckus, Av. San Martin and surrounding streets in Microcentro, where all the pubs are located, promise a great crowd and many a guinness!

Sugar and Buda Bar in the Palermo SOHO area are also hosting St. Patricks Day parties and if you want to listen to some bagpipes, the Irish-Argentine community has organized a parade starting 6.45 PM at Arroyo and Suipacha in Microcentro!