This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Don’t miss the stunning Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the MALBA that is taking place until September. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 

Afterwards, stop by Centro Cultural Konex where  La Bomba del Tiempo, a popular percussion orchestra, stages its show. Centro Cultural Konex Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200.

 

Tuesday

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Sunny and mild is the forecast for Tuesday so outdoor touring is a must. Head to the Palermo 3 de Febrero parks for a stroll around one of the city’s greenest attractions.

In the evening, head to Boris Club de Jazz where bass player Matías Mendez will be presenting his new record that mixes genres like R&B, funk and jazz. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

 

Wednesday

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The Palais de Glace in Recoleta is showcasing the annual exhibit of photojournalism, and is a great stop after touring the famous cemetery. Posadas 1795, Recoleta.

Later on, get into the party mood and head to Pacha Buenos Aires where renowned international DJ Paul Okenfold will be in charge of the music.

 

Thursday

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The annual BA agricultural event –Exposición Rural- kicks off until the 30th of July at La Rural in Palermo. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

In the evening, you can catch the stunning Fuerza Bruta show being staged at the Centro Cultural Recoleta at 6.30pm. Tickets here.

 

Friday

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Book your place for the full parrilla experience with Parrilla Tour. These filling excursions, which take place in San Telmo on Fridays, will surely leave you satisfied.

After dinner, stop by Verne Cocktail Club for drinks by our celebrated happy hour bartender, Fede Cuco. Medrano 1475, Palermo.

 

Saturday and Sunday

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Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s unique must-try brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays! Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood. 3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

On Saturday evening, check out the popular Orquesta Típica Fernandez Fierro that stages weekly live shows at the Club Atlético Fernández Fierro in Almagro.  Sánchez de Bustamante 764, Almagro.

Christmas Eve Parties in Buenos Aires

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Christmas Eve is a big celebration in Argentina. Big family dinners, presents and fireworks are all part of the festivity, and afterwards its time for fun with friends at the great Christmas Eve parties around the city. Because this year Christmas Eve is on a Monday more places will be closed than usual, those open are listed below:

Club Severino: Navidad Terror. Starting at 1am, Club Severino, a Monday night nightclub will be celebrating Christmas with great DJs, surprises and more. Since they only celebrate once every seven years when Christmas falls on a Monday, its bound to be a night to remember. Hipólito Yrigoyen 851, Downtown.

Pacha Buenos Aires: This legendary nightclub will be holding their annual Christmas bash with their trademark electronic beats, at the hand this time of German DJ Tocadisco. Tickets available here.

Magic Christmas at Niceto Club: The Palermo centered club is always a great go-to place when looking to party and Christmas is no exception. Tickets here.

Christmas Husset: It bar Unicorn Husset will be brining in one of the most fun crowds for drinking and mischief starting at 1.30 a.m. Honduras 5730, Palermo.

Franks Bar: This popular Palermo speakeasy requires that you figure out their clues which they post on their Facebook page daily. For Christmas they will be serving festive cocktails after midnight. Arévalo 1445, Palermo.

878: Hidden in Villa Crespo, this bar is often recommended for its variety of wines and whisky’s and for its top quality drinks. Stop by after midnight and toast the night away. Thames 878, Villa Crespo

 

After party:

If on the 25th of December you’re still feeling like wine and bubbly then stop by the Gran Danzon’s after Christmas party that kicks off at 8 with a DJ, live music, great food  and a fabulous selection of wines and other drinks. Libertad 1161, downtown. 

Halloween Parties in Buenos Aires

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Although Halloween is a foreign celebration for Argies, partying is plenty local, and any excuse to put on a costume and have a night of non-stop fun is more than welcome. This is why over the years this Anglo festivity has been embraced by many of the city’s clubs and bars, and their fellow clients. There may not be much trick or treating here, but there will certainly be a great many Halloween Parties. Below are a few of the top options:

All Hallows Eve Pub Crawl: Buenos Aires Pub Crawl is the most well known Halloween crawl of the city. How does it work? After signing up through their webpage, meet at 10pm at Plaza Armenia for pizza, beer, and wine, then start the ghoulish exploration of three or four city bars and dance the night away at a nightclub. The 120 peso price includes the pizza, beer, and wine at the starting point, a free shooter at each bar, drink discounts, and a free club admission.

Sugar Bar’s Halloween Night: Another great option is heading to Sugar Bar in Palermo where there will be screenings of scary music videos and Halloween movies, prizes for best costumes and special discounts on drinks! Costa Rica 4619, Palermo. 4831 3276 

Million’s Haunted House Halloween Party: This hot bar in the Recoleta area is perfect for Halloween. Set in an old remodeled house, full with chandeliers, black cat and all, it offers the perfect setting for mysterious masks and more. They will also be offering special discounts on some drinks and prizes to the best costume. Paraná 1048, Recoleta. 4815-9925 

Dubstep.ar Halloween Special at Club Niceto: Admittedly you don’t need Halloween to play dress up at Niceto but its still a great excuse and their electronic parties are known to last until the break of dawn, so this should be no exception! Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo. 4779 9396

Magdalena’s Party is also celebrating Halloween and they are not leaving the candy out!! Special treats, Jell-O shots, a pumpkin carving contest and prizes to the best costume will be part of the festivity.  Thames 1795, Palermo. 4833 9127 

Buenos Aires Nightlife: Bar-Pub-Electro Club

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One of our favorite nightspots in the city, The Shamrock or Basement Club, in the heart of Recoleta, might appear to be the perfect place for a pint at first glance. However, and although ‘pinting’ is most definitely allowed, this is no ordinary pub as down the stairs, in the, you guessed it, basement, is a perfect sized electro club where some of the city’s best DJs make sure everyone dances to the break of dawn.  The early opening hours, the great crowd of locals and tourists alike, the Thursday happy hour, and the blasting beats make The Shamrock one of our top picks for great party nights!

 

The Shamrock

Rodriguez Peña 1220, Recoleta

4812-3584

Open from 6pm on weekdays and 8 pm Saturdays. Closed Sundays.

5 Parties Not to Miss

Club Severino Cool Beats night by Francisco Marise

Club Severino

This is the place to go on a Monday night for some hip-hop, R&B, rap, pop and retro rock. A great place to start the week off partying and, a good option to continue the party after La Bomba del Tiempo.

Club Severino

Hipolito Yrigoyen 851, Downtown

Monday’s 11.30pm

Dengue Dancing at Gong

This Thursday underground party is set in a seventies style mirrored floor with red lights and plenty of retro dancers who move to the carefully selected music all night long. The place to go for a kitsch, sexy night of fun.

Dengue Dancing at Gong

Cordoba 634, Downtown

Happy Hour 11.30pm-12.30pm

Club 69 at Niceto Club

This wild Thursday party has been going for more than a decade now displaying a burlesque show, glitter clad transvestites, clowns and belly dancers and more. Bizarre, colorful, and entertaining this jam-packed party doesn’t stop until the break of dawn.

Niceto Club

Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo

Thursdays 11pm (Keep in mind that partying here doesn’t really start until 2am)

Ploox! at Wanna Club

These Friday parties have recently become a part of the city nightlife promising to be Miguel Salas and Will Aquinos next big hit after their popular Hip Hop Wednesday parties at Sugar. National and international DJs get  both the local and the foreign adult crowds going, promising a night of fun and non-stop dancing.

Ploox

Juan B. Justo 1636, Palermo

Fridays 12pm-6am

Fiestas Bubamara

This upbeat monthly party is inspired in Balcanic music and gipsy style.  They were born in 2002 from a wave of artistic youth who came across the films and music of Emir Kusturica  and decided to bring the increasingly popular gipsy aesthetic to the city nightlife. Now a days the parties have become so popular they have spread across the country offering boisterous nights of dancing, live acts and video projections in an unconventional party setting.

Check out Bubamaras Facebook page for news on their upcoming parties.