5 Hotspot Bars with a Fireplace in Buenos Aires


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Winter chill is here, but that’s no reason to miss out on the vibrant BA nightlife. To make the best of it, here are 5 hotspots with a fireplace in Buenos Aires to turn up the heat.


The Scandinavian know how to do winter, and al Olsen the great cuisine and decor, plus an amazing variety of vodkas and a fireplace, make this a top spot to stop by on chilly evenings. Gorriti 5870, Palermo.

The Oak Bar

For the classic who like to watch the wood burn with some quality whisky in hand, the Oak Bar in the Hyatt Hotel is just the place.  Av. Alvear 1661, Recoleta.

 The Steve

This Palermo centered bar is spacey, modern and serves some great cocktails. Stop by to get the night started by the flames of their chimney and get into the groove for a fun night in the town. El Salvador 4968, Palermo.


Posh and upbeat, Isabel is the place to go for sophisticated night owls that like their drinks done right. Unlike the other venues, this one has its always lit fireplace set outside in the courtyard. Uriarte 1664, Palermo


This UK inspired pub that also serves curries is a great winter spot to drink draught beer during happy hour, they don’t always light their fireplace, but it’s still cozy and upbeat enough to keep the spirits high. Humboldt 1416, Palermo

Buenos Aires Cóctel 2016


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Buenos Aires is known for its great bars, and for the next few days, with BA Cocktail week in full swing until the 21st, visiting them will be a must. Some of our favorites include 878, Verne, Isabel, Victoria Brown, Gran Bar Danzón, Florería Atlántico, and Casa Cavia. Of course, there are many more, and the full list of those participating in the event can be found here. Throughout the week, you will not only find cocktails at discount prices, and some of the city’s best bartenders shaking things up, but there will also be cocktail classes and unique pairings such as cocktail and a burger. The full program is available here.

Buenos Aires es conocida por sus excelentes bares, y en los próximos días, va a ser imperativo visitarlos ya que se estará llevando a cabo la Semana del Cóctel. Algunos de nuestros bares preferidos en la ciudad incluyen 878, Verne, Isabel, Victoria Brown, Gran Bar Danzón, Florería Atlántico y Casa Cavia. Por supuesto que hay muchos más, y la lista completa de todos los bares que participan del evento se puede encontrar aquí. Durante la semana, no solo se van a ofrecer tragos especiales y con descuento, sino que también habrá clases de coctelería y maridajes únicos tales como la combinación trago-hamburguesa. El programa completo se encuentra aquí.

This Week: 15th-21st December


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The MALBA is showing a new exhibit featuring famous Argentine artist Antonio Berni’s work. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Later on, stop by Centro Cultural Konex where the famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.



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Chinese artist Cai Guo-Quiang is showcasing his first exhibit in Argentina at Fundación PROA. His work includes installations and portraits and landscapes (in this case of the Misiones and Salta provinces) made with gunpowder. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

In the evening, the Colón Theatre inaugurates its ballet production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker with functions on the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 26th and 27th of December. Tickets here.



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The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA) kicks off a new photography exhibit on the topic of Latin America. The museum is also showcasing a collection of erotic art, and an exhibit dedicated to El Greco. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta. 

In the evening, head to the Centro Cultural Recoleta to catch the stunning Fuerza Bruta show. Tickets here.



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The Isaac Fernandez Blanco museum in the Retiro neighborhood is showcasing a collection of antique dolls and toys. Hipólito Yrigoyen 1420, Downtown.

Afterwards, stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.



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Explore the 3 de Febrero parks in Palermo and later, at 5pm, catch the tango show at the Planetarium. Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo. 

Starting at 9pm, a Piazzolla tribute led by Escalandrum, the band Piazzolla’s grandson plays in, will take place at Boris Club de Jazz . Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday


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Book your place at Fierro´s unique weekend brunch, now revamped with an Irish version as well! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

On Saturday, celebrate the last day of Spring at the Holi Festival of Colors starting at 3pm in Palermo. Tickets here.

This Week: 13th-19th October




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Stop by the MAMBA in San Telmo and check out the fun and interactive Fabio Cacero art exhibit being held until the 26th of October. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

Starting at 5.30pm, stop by to catch some local folklore music at La Usina del Arte where the chamamé fest will be taking place. Agustín Caffarena 1, La Boca



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The Palais de Glace in the Recoleta area is holding their annual art show featuring all the upcoming talents in the city. Posadas 1725, Recoleta

In the evening, head to the Centro Cultural Recoleta to catch the stunning Fuerza Bruta show. Tickets here.


Sensual street Tango

Sensual street Tango

Take a private tour with Buenos Aires Histórico Tours. Their guides are historians and other humanities graduates from the Buenos Aires University and they will show you a unique side of the city! 4307-8539.buenosaireshistorico@yahoo.com.ar

In the evening stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson at 6, 7.30 or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.



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The annual gourmet food fair, Feria Masticar, kicks off until Sunday offering the best produce, amazing meals by some of the city’s top chefs and more! Get your tickets in advance here.

In the evening, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra will be presenting a violin concert at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.



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The Centro Cultural Recoleta will be hosting the annual Buenos Aires Photo exhibit which is one of the largest Latin-American photography fairs in the region.  It will take place until. The 20th of October. Junín 1930, Recoleta.

In the evening, book your place at the mysterious Club Silencio to experience music with your eyes blindfolded and more surprises starting at 11pm. info@clubsilencio.com.ar

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Book your place at Fierro´s unique weekend brunch now revamped with an Irish version as well! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

The annual gourmet food fair Feria Masticar is taking place during the weekend offering the best produce, amazing meals by some of the city’s top chefs and more! Get your tickets in advance here.

The Centro Cultural Recoleta will be hosting the annual Buenos Aires Photo exhibit which is one of the largest Latin-American photography fairs in the region.  It will take place until. The 20th of October. Junín 1930, Recoleta.

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.

Spring Parties in Buenos Aires

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In Argentina, the first day of Spring is also traditionally students’ day, and so parks fill with joyous youth and parties abound. Since this year the 21st falls on a Saturday there will be plenty of Spring events around town to celebrate the season of love.

20th of September- Celebrate Spring’s eve at Fierro Hotel’s Thank Fierro it’s Friday event that has become increasingly popular due to the great cocktails, tapas and vibe! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

20th of September- Alicia Keys- GEBA. Tickets here.

20th-21st of September- A wide variety of live music acts will be taking place around the city as part of the BAFIM (Buenos Aires International Music Fair). Check out the program here.

21st of September- Caetano Veloso- Teatro Gran Rex. Tickets here.

21st of September- PM Open Air Music kicks off its Spring-Summer 2013 edition with live music and more from 3pm onwards at San Pedro de Jujuy 101, Retiro.

21st of September- La Bomba del Tiempo spring party at Konex. Dance the night away to the sound of drums from midnight onwards.  Sarmiento 3125, Abasto.

21st of September- John Digweed at Mandarine. If electronic music is more your thing, head down to Mandarine where British DJ John Digweed will be musicalizing the scene. Avenida Costanera Norte and Sarmiento.

21st of September- Steve Bug at Pacha. Another option for electronica lovers is to head to Pacha where German DJ Steve Bug will be synthing Spring. Av. Rafael Obligado 6151, Costanera.

21st of September-Fiesta Piso Compartido at Niceto Club will also be celebrating Spring! Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo.

New in Town: Verne Club

Inspired by Jules Verne, the hottest new cocktail club in Palermo opened recently and is already hitting it big. The bar, owned by Germán Lacanna and star bartender Fede Cuco, who also whisks up the delicious cocktails of our own monthly happy hour event, offers top quality drinks in a relaxed and elegant atmosphere. Dim lighting, tasteful jazz and chesterfield sofas make for a warm and inviting setting, perfect for the winter season, while the carefully prepared cocktails with inspiring names based on the famed author’s writings are worthy of a poet’s praise.  Stop by on your nights out on the town and experience what the Porteño nightlife is all about. Medrano 1475, Palermo. 4822-0980.

This Week in Buenos Aires


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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.

St Patrick’s Day in Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires is known for its party lifestyle and throughout the years it has incorporated more and more international festivities, including one of the most popular, St. Patrick’s Day. With the 5th largest Irish community in the world and the jolly nature of the celebration, it’s no wonder. If you want to join the rest of the leprechauns with a frothy pint this weekend then check out the following St Paddy’s day parties and events:

Celtic Festival: Saturday 16th of March- 7:30pm. The Celtic festival will feature an exhibit and fair with everything Irish and Scottish on display. There will also be live bands, and typical Irish dances.  Virrey Loreto 2348, Belgrano.

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl 16th of March- 9pm. The pub crawl costs $150 (pesos), and includes free wine and beer from 9-10pm, pizzas, a stop at three different bars with a free shooter at each, discounts on drinks and a last stop at a nightclub. Book your place in advance here.

St. Patrick’s Parade: 17th of March – 5pm. will take off at Arroyo and Suipacha, downtown, at 7pm, ending at Plaza San Martín. The parade will include traditional Irish music and dancing and a fairy and leprechaun costume contest.

Meanwhile, Reconquista Street in Retiro is the traditional city spot for St. Patrick’s Day feasting.  If you head in this direction, expect large crowds, a super street party and lively heavy drinking!

A full list of pubs that will be participating with special promotions, Guinness and more is available here.

Top secret bars in Buenos Aires

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The Speakeasy trend has become quite a big thing in the Buenos Aires bar scene and there are many hidden spots to discover. Some of the most reputed city bars follow this trend and are not so secret anymore, however, they are still very much worth visiting.

878– Having won international awards for its quality drinks and atmosphere, and reputed amongst the cities bartenders and sommeliers, this bar is hardly a secret anymore. It is one of BA`s most well established bars and is always buzzing despite its understated entrance.  Thames 878, Palermo.

Frank’s Bar– Also in Palermo is this mysterious and relative newcomer to the city scene that has become another star bar in Buenos Aires. To get it you have to decipher the weekly password through the clues they publish on their Facebook page. Arevalo 1445, Palermo.

Ferona Club Social- Another Palermo gem is this bar/restaurant with terrace that serves great drinks, great food and all to the sound of great music. It is currently closed until the 24th of January. Humboldt 1445, Palermo.

Puerta Uno– This bar is located in Belgrano in the heart of china town, chances are if you´ve been in the area that you´ve walked past it plenty of times and never imagined that behind the insignificant black door there was such a stunning atmosphere. Juramento 1667, Belgrano

The Clubhouse: This exclusive urban members club is located in a four story house in Palermo complete will pool, bar and comfortable areas to lounge in and socialize. Art exhibits, pool parties, films screenings and more take place in this Buenos Aires haven. To get in, contact them here for a day pass.

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