A Top a Terrace

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While the birds nest in the treetops, we found our own rooftop hotspots to fly up to this Spring. Check out our pick of BA’s top 5 terraces for song singing and flower flirting now that the weather’s warming up again.

SKY Bar at the Hotel Pulitzer: From the 20th of October onwards, live DJ sets, drinks and a superb view of the city, all at the Pulitzer’s SKY bar. Av. Maipu 907, downtown

Alvear Roof Bar: Open from Thursday to Sunday from 6pm to midnight, this Recoleta centered rooftop bar is perfect for cocktails at magic hour. Av. Alvear 1891, Recoleta

Crystal Bar- Alvear Icon: For those that like glamour, the recently opened Crystal Bar on the 32nd floor of the Alvear Icon in Puerto Madero is the place to go. Aime Paine 1130, Puerto Madero

Santa Terracita: Much more low key and laid back is the closed door bar Santa Terracita in Chacarita.Send them a facebook message for instructions on how to get there. 

Sheldon Bar: For those that want to stay in Palermo, the Sheldon is popular both for its outdoor area and its lively music. Honduras 4969, Palermo

Fierro Hotel guests can also relax at the rooftop relax pool with a drink, or at the hotel garden.  For a private terrace with a jacuzzi, there’s always the Terrace Suite.

New in Town: The Steve

Just recently opened towards the end of 2013, The Steve is one of the great new bars in BA that are giving the famous porteño nights an even better rep. Funky animal portraits on the walls, a spacious and dim lit area with couches, stools, roulettes and candelabra make a perfect setting for a night of fun, drinks and tapas. Plus, they regularly host live funk and soul shows, as well as stand-up comedy. El Salvador 4968, Palermo

Fierro Loves Soho: Top 5 Bars

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The Palermo Soho streets are full of bars, cafés and restaurants. For a fast and easy bet, heading to either Plaza Serrano or Plaza Armenia is a simple way of finding a terrace and grabbing a beer, however if you’re looking to stop by the city’s finest spots for a mingle and a drink then check out our pick of top five bars in the Palermo Soho area!

Isabel- This glitzy posh bar with a dark seventies inspired interior is one of the best in the city.  Upbeat house music, pulsating ceiling lights, mirrors galore and a courtyard with a lit fireplace, never mind the superb cocktails, are the reason why this hotspot roars. 1664 Uriarte, Palermo Soho. 4834 6969.

Rio Café– A super stylish adult crowd gathers at this popular venue where cocktails rock and DJ´s set the rhythm of the late-night porteño partying scene. The café/bar also opens for lunch and dinner. Honduras 4772, Palermo Soho. 4832 2318

Rey de Copas– A new addition to the Palermo scene, this spacious and well decorated bar with an impressive bar has a small courtyard and a retractable roof which opens in the summer to let the fresh air in. Gorriti 5176, Palermo.

Mundo Bizarro- As the name of the bar suggests, this bar prides itself on its unique bizarre ambiance. Combining American 40′s and 50′s elements, great music, interesting visuals and even better cocktails this is definitely a must in the Palermo area. Serrano 1222, Palermo Viejo. 4773-1967.

Congo  Bar-  An “it” place with a stylish and enthusiastic crowd that either hangs out, drink in hand, in the outdoor terrace or lounges around inside. Honduras 5329, Palermo. 4833-5857.

Fierro Loves Hollywood: Palermo’s Hottest Blocks

Palermo is divided into all sorts of funny sub categories (most unofficial) and new ones keep popping up all the time. Some of the better known ones include Palermo Viejo (or “old” Palermo), Palermo SOHO (where all the designer shops are), and Palermo Hollywood. New sub-Palermos also include Palermo Botánico (where the Botanical gardens are, you guessed it!), Palermo Zoo (another self-explanatory one), Palermo Queens (better known as Villa Crespo but rebaptized by some because it is supposedly one of the city’s transvestite epicenters), and Palermo Freud/Sensible (because a lot of psychologists have their practice in the area). Regardless of names, it is important to know that the popular neighborhood is divided into North and South of Juan B. Justo, Between Libertador Avenue and Santa Fé, and between Santa Fé and Avenida Córdoba.

Fierro Hotel is located in the glamorous Palermo Hollywood, which coined its name after radio stations and production companies began to open up in the area in the nineties. Its limits are Av. Córdoba, Santa Fé, Dorrego and Juan B. Justo and it is one of the liveliest areas in town in terms of dining, nightlife, shopping, art and more. Over the following weeks we will be reviewing the hottest spots for coffee, drinks, and why not even a manicure. Of course, brunch and dinner are always best at Hernán Gipponi Restaurant, but there are some pretty great neighbors to get to know too.

Buenos Aires Culinary Week

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Starting tomorrow, Buenos Aires Culinary Week will bring new recipes, delicious food and restaurant discounts to the porteño palate.

The event, which will take place at different venues around the city until the 12th of October will include live cooking classes by celebrity chefs, a photography contest, a special gala and promotional prices at bars and restaurants.

Live cooking classes

5th of October at 4pm- Osvaldo Gross at Barrancas de Belgrano.

6th of October at 4pm- Guillermo Busquiazo at Av. Infanta Isabel and Av. Iraola in Palermo.

7th of October at 4pm- Soledad Nardelli at Av. Infanta Isabel and Av. Iraola in Palermo.

8th of October at 4pm- Dolli Irigoyen at Plaza de Mayo (Rivadavia and Reconquista.)

Other Events

9th and 11th of October at 7pm- Porteño Drinks Class by José Luis Jáuregui. ISEHG- Tucumán 1610, Downtown. Book your place at soporte@probabuenosaires.com.

9th of October at 7pm- Photography contest at Foto Club Buenos Aires– Hipólito Yrigoyen 834, downtown. Book your place at soporte@probabuenosaires.com.

10th of October at 6.30pm- Gala at the Museo Fernández Blanco– Suipacha 1422, downtown. Book your place at soporte@probabuenosaires.com.

10th of October at 7pm- Special pastry class by the Mexican Pastry Tournament winners. ISEHG- Tucumán 1610, Downtown. Book your place at soporte@probabuenosaires.com

12th of October at 6.30pm- Award ceremony for photography contest. AHRCC- Tucumán 1610, downtown. Book your place at soporte@probabuenosaires.com

12th of October at 7pm- Coffee tasting event at ISEHG– Tucumán 1610, Downtown. Book your place at soporte@probabuenosaires.com.

There will also be a series of specialized classes for chefs and culinary professionals. The full program is available here.

All events are free of charge and those specified above require a previous booking to participate. The list of restaurants and bars offering promotions and discounts is available here.

Spring at Hernán Gipponi Restaurant

Spring has sprung and with it, fresh new ingredients for Hernán Gipponi Restaurant, and great weather for drinks in Fierro Hotel’s garden.

The season kicks off today from 6-8pm with celebrity bartender Fede Cuco at the lead of a festive happy hour. The 2 for 45 peso special and HG`s tapas are not to be missed on this sun kissed evening!

Another event that is coming up is the GAJO dinner on the 1st of November.  GAJO is a deluxe culinary team made up of the city`s top chefs (including Hernán Gipponi) who combine their talents to deliver the best of fine dining at different venues around the city. Although we are more than a month away from the event it is imperative to book well in advance for this one!

Follow the Fierro Hotel and Hernán Gipponi Restaurant on Facebook to keep updated with our menu specials and spring events! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Top 5 Whisky Bars in the City

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Cafe de Los Incas: This charming Tudor style cafe on Av. De los Incas in Villa Urquiza is famous for it’s selection of over 350 types of single malts, pure malts and blends. It is the official whisky club’s venue. Av. De los Incas 3909, Villa Urquiza. 4553-1727.

Wherever Bar: This Palermo based bar is known for two things, its whiskies and its British rock. The comfortable leather couches, and low lighting complement the leisurely drinking to perfection. Wherever also serves some great food and cocktails, and occasionally hosts whisky tasting events. Fray Just S.M.de Oro 2476, Palermo. 4777-8029.

Portezuelo: Located in front of the famous Recoleta cemetery this whisky bar is ideal for visitors looking for a languid pause, glass in hand, after a long day touring the city. It has over 150 whiskies, including some collector gems, and they offer whisky tastings. Vicente Lopez 2160, Recoleta. 4806 9462.

Gibraltar: A San Telmo nightlife classic, this British pub is known for its top-quality draught beer and its selection of whiskies. They also serve some pretty decent curries and are always abuzz until late. Peru 895, San Telmo. 4632-5310.

Korova: Though not strictly a whisky bar, this charming off the beaten path closed door venue in Olivos is a great place for hard to find whisky’s and single malts, as well as for rocking cocktails. The place, the people and the music make it worthwhile too! Ramseyer 1475, Olivos. 4790-6191.