Barman Fede Cuco at Fierro Hotel

Local celebrity bartender Fede Cuco has embarked on a special adventure. Known as the Cantinero Viajero (Travelling Bartender), he has taken upon paying visits to different bars around the city with a suitcase full of elixirs. This weekend he will be traveling to Fierro Hotel’s Hernán Gipponi Restaurant where he will prepare some of his unique recipes.

The menu will consist of five one-of-a-kind cocktails including a homemade Rob Roy matured in an oak barrel! He will also remind us of the wonders of an old time classic, the Chicago Fizz.  Other delectable drinks to be served include C&C Fizz, Multiple Choice Crusta, and Black & Tan.

Don’t miss this chance to share the stories of your trip with this unique traveler who will be at Fierro Hotel on Friday the 4th, and Saturday the 5th of May from 7pm onwards. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Top 5 Happy Hours in BA

Doppelganger: This trendy San Telmo bar specializes in cocktails made from top quality spirits and liqueurs placing an emphasis on gins and vodkas. Their happy hour menu consists of 30 different drinks to choose from, their 2*1 promo allows customers to pick two different cocktails from the list! Happy Hour: Tue-Fri 7pm-9pm. Av. Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo. 4300-0201

Gran Bar Danzón: This trendy lounge bar offers a wonderful variety of wines and is usually full of people vouching for its quality and great atmosphere.  Their wine happy hours, Mon-Fri from 7pm-9pm and Sat-Sun from 8pm-10pm present exciting new wines in the market and are a great way to try something new. Libertad 1161, Downtown. 4811-1108.

Hernán Gipponi: Fierro Hotel’s ground floor restaurant has recently incorporated a happy hour on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 6pm-8pm featuring Argentine inspired drinks (35 pesos x 2) and a savory selection of tapas (happy hour menu here). An added plus is the lovely garden where guests can sit in to enjoy cocktails and snacks. Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood. 3220-6800.

Le Bar: Set in an old downtown building, reminiscent of the cities golden years,  and yet with a vibrant modern design, this four floor restaurant-bar with a terrace has become one of the city’s top places to go to.  Their happy hour is held on weekdays from 6pm-10pm,  and brings in a lot of nearby office-ers, and their special Thursday happy hour that runs on to 12pm is perfect for pre-party drinking. Tucuman 422, Downtown. 5219-0858. Open Mon-Sat from midday-2am.

Gibraltar: This popular English pub in the San Telmo area has  great draught beer, delicious curries, and a friendly laid back atmosphere, important assets for  a good happy hour. Their happy hour runs every day from 6pm-10pm and if you wish to stay on, the bar remains open well into the dawn.  Peru 895, San Telmo. 4632-5310. Opening Hours: 6pm-4am.

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