Tazz Salguero

Address: Rafael Obligado y Salguero s/n – 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 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.

Puerta Roja

Address: Chacabuco 733 – San Telmo

The Puerta Roja is one of those unpretentious, non-flamboyant places. It is a simple, decent proposal, without many decorative efforts, which invites visitors to knock on its door to offer them its best. Walking up the stairs, you can find the bar, where you may order the drinks shown on the blackboard at really convenient prices. The bar has low tables with barstools and traditional tables where dinner dishes are served, apart from the bar area. A pool table and varied music complete the proposal. It is one of the favorite options of foreign tourists, though porteños frequently visit the bar as well. The Puerta Roja is open every day until 6 am and serves meals until 2 am.

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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Tokio

Address: Alvarez Jonte 3550 – Villa Luro

Tokio coffee & bar opened its doors in 1930. After having many owners and a slow but continuous process of deterioration it was finally abandoned in 2004. It’s state was so bad that there where no investors who felt attracted to restore it. It was meant to disappear.
It’s regular customers and the people who lived near got very sad because they felt as if a piece of their history was being let die. One day they decided to recover their own Tokio. It was a very hard work but it did pay off. The restoring of that coffee from the 30’s kept its style, the bar, the tables and their chairs and its huge glass door. It was inaugurated again on February 25th, 2005 and it attracted a whole new public and it received the “Notable” distinction by the city government. The objective of the shareholders is to preserve this unique place that cannot be replaced and to foster culture so that the past is not forgotten and so that new things can be learned every day.

La Perla

Address: Don Pedro de Mendoza 1899 – La Boca

Located in a strategic spot in La Boca, right where Caminito starts, this is an insurmountable resting place after the stroll. It is tinged with history. It was built around 1900 that housed a brothel on the ground floor.
The windows look out onto the Riachuelo and its shores, historically referred as where tango was born.
Their sizable breakfast is recommended here, or the “superpicadas” (many different things in them).
It opens seven days from 7am to 9 pm.

Bar La Perla
Bar La Perla

Bar La Perla
Bar La Perla

Café Tortoni

Address: Av. de Mayo 825 – Monserrat

Founded in 1858, in the corner of Esmeralda and Rivadavia Sts., it was thought up by a French man called Touan, based on the idea of honoring the Parisian Tortoni. Only during the 1880´s “El Tortoni” was moved to the other corner, where it stayed, boasting about its prestige and history.
Its decoration maintains the warmth and magic of its origins due to the marble tables, the characteristic armchairs, the stained glass ceiling and the many details that make it the cozy place that attracts passers-by.
Between the ´20s and ´40s its basement was the venue of the “Peña del Tortoni”, famous artistic event where important intellectual and artistic characters would take part, among them Benito Quinquela Martin, Alfonsina Storni, Marcelo T. de Alvear, Luigi Pirandello, Federico Garcia Lorca, Xul Solar, and Juan de Dios Filiberto.
Currently, we can find “La Bodega del Tortoni” in the same place, hosting different shows and concerts. There is also a small back room where all types of music expressions are shown, mainly tango and jazz.

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Bar Oviedo

Address: Av Lisandro de la Torre 2407 – Mataderos

This historical bar is located only a few steps away from the Mataderos livestock market and from the Popular Argentine Traditions and crafts Fair. It opens its doors during the whole week, being Saturday the busiest day since the Fair visitors stop by. During the rest of the week the local churchmen visit this bar wearing the typical footwear of the area known as “alpargatas corraleras”. In front of this blue and yellow bar you can see the year it was built: 1900. The remainders of a “palenque” (kind of fence for special purposes) still stand in its sidewalk and the wooden and metal tables mix the billiard ones. Its specialty are sandwiches in general, homemade empanadas and some barbeque as for a quick lunch.