Tazz Serrano

Address: Serrano 1556 – Palermo

Besides the classic Plaza Serrano bar, another two new bars have been opened in Costa Salguero and Palermo SOHO, both of which maintain their predecessor’s essence. Among entertainment options, the three bars offer pool tables and foosball, but the Costa Salguero bar also incorporates bowling greens. Long bars to order drinks, modern furniture, and good international music are the shared features.

Tazz Soho

Address: Armenia 1744 – Palermo

Besides the classic Plaza Serrano bar, another two new bars have been opened in Costa Salguero and Palermo SOHO, both of which maintain their predecessor’s essence. Among entertainment options, the three bars offer pool tables and foosball, but the Costa Salguero bar also incorporates bowling greens. Long bars to order drinks, modern furniture, and good international music are the shared features.

Bar Plaza

Address: Florida 1003 – Retiro

This bar belongs to the Marriott Plaza Hotel. It has a rather modest size and also all the glamour that matches the style of this excellent building. Among its peculiarities, we can find the stylish carpets, the boisserie, the equestrian pictures, the ground lamps, the green corduroy armchairs, and the elegant chairs that perfectly match the Georgian tables.
This place is ideal for a good drink and a cigar from its excellent offer, which is best to do at sunset.
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Queen Bess

Address: Av Santa Fe 868 – Retiro

This is a bar and English tea house that keeps the British style and setting of the ‘50s. It is located in the heart of Retiro and it constitutes a classic tea spot that offers a wide variety of infusions and delicious cakes. At lunchtime, it offers salads, local fast food and sandwiches.

Café Martínez

Address: Talcahuano 948 – Retiro

This is the main branch of this Café that can be found in many important places in the city and its surroundings.
It is certainly a Gourmet Café, as it labels itself, due to the fact that it offers delicious coffee, among the best ones in the city, together with an interesting variety of sweets and original sandwiches.
At lunchtime, it offers an executive menu that always includes vegetarian options, like salads or pies.
This branch also offers free Wi Fi service for laptops.

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Bar de Cao

Address: Av. Independencia 2400 – San Cristóbal

“Los Hermanos Cao” opened their food store and retail alcoholic drinks shop in 1915. This is witnessed by a white and blue china plaque from those times; likewise, there is a wood and marble counter, tables and old fridges from back then, as well as the shelves crowded with bottles covered in dust behind the bar.
The spirit of the original business was kept despite the modifications it underwent when the café opened. Nowadays, it offers Spanish tapas, besides typical drinks and coffee.
This is a quiet place where habitués come in and feel time freezes, while they see the fast traffic along Independencia Avenue through the windows.

Saint Moritz

Address: Esmeralda 894 – Retiro

Located on the corner of Paraguay and Esmeralda, the Confitería Saint Moritz is a blast from the past, a confitería from a bygone age, a place to come for a coffee, to read the newspapers, or to sit at the bar and drink beer, although spirits and aperitifs are more apt. Besides its intellectual status, Confitería Saint Moritz is also a “cerveceria”, a café selling beer, so youre welcome inside, take a table in the large room that resembles a railway station café, and order a beer from the dickie-bowed waiter.

Its not long before the headache appears, despite not touching the demon-drink. The cause of the instantaneous headache is the tables, which are covered in monstrous, yellow sugar-pots. The yellowness is an instant migraine. Not only are the sugar-pots exceptionally ugly, but also the jugs of water, given to customers with a coffee, resemble the face of a duck-billed platypus!

Whilst the waiter-service is a high standard, and thoroughly outdated, the method of throwing a receipt (a bill) onto the table with your order seems like a bad attitude, but is the way of the argentines. In partnership with the waiter is a barman, who seems to be drowning under the immense selection of beers, wines and spirits at the bar.

As Argentina is so very, very British in its personality, architecture, bar-mentality, outlook and lifestyle, the Confitería Saint Moritz has an Argentinean flag hanging in the window to reassure passers-by that theyre in South American and not south London – an easy thought to have!

Mitos Argentinos

Address: Humberto Primo 489 – San Telmo

This place located in San Telmo is a night pub in which rock and blues predominate.
You can have beer and pizza (you can have as may pizzas as you want for no extra charge), but it is essential to book in advance for said option or you may just go for a drink. The music styles that predominate are rock and blues, buy the usual trend is to invite bands of all styles, even melodic bands.
Apart from this night stage, Mitos has another stage that is far more important which is to foster the local traditions. There are folklore and tango classes during the afternoon and on Sundays there is a traditional lunch, with offal, asado (traditional barbecue) and local wines, etc. You can also enjoy tango and folklore shows of a very high level.
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Bar Le Caravelle

Address: Lavalle 726 – San Nicolás

This history-filled place is open all day. Due to its convenient location, it is usually full of tourists who want to have a quick meal or who come because of a recommendation of someone from Buenos Aires. However, it still has its regular customers who never give up on it because they state that their pizzetas are unique and that there is no flavor that could ever match theirs. They also serve delicious sandwiches and picadas that can be accompanied by a broad range of drinks, from the classic ones and from the other ones.
Must: espresso coffee, the Italian way.
The service is also highlighted, with a touch of informality and of warmth.