Bar Sur

Address: Estados Unidos 299 – San Telmo

It is one of the pioneers of the café-concert trend in the city. Since its foundation in 1967, it has devoted to tango, proposing a genuine show that integrates all its styles. Music, singing, 2×4 dancing and art converge in this night show that adds excellent gastronomic service. The show has been thought to portray a real image of our culture through tango, far from the “for export” proposal, and much closer to the guests’ expectations. It consists of a participative proposal, allowing guests to pick titles, sing along and dance with the performers. It is also possible to buy art objects, paints, pictures and fashion articles.
The price varies, being the service a la carte. It has always functioned in the ground floor of a building that dates back to 1910, with the peculiarity of an intimate ambience and tango decoration, also displaying works of the artist Máximo Paz.
External façade of the Bar Sur
External façade of the Bar Sur

Bar O Bar

Address: Tres Sargentos 415 – Retiro

This pub was founded in 1969 by the artist Luis Felipe Noé, it is considered the first pub in the city. It never ceased to be a symbol of the avant-garde generation, and an emblem to the ’70s intellectuals, even though it was moved once from its original site at 874 Reconquista St. It was always famous, and the place chosen by writers, visual artists, musicians and philosophers of all times.
It offers a tempting menu, out of which the picada, black beer, and porteño dishes are recommended. The bar is remarkable for the big barrels full of peanuts in shell, permanently available to all guests; the shells are dropped, thus “carpeting” the floor, and giving the place a peculiar color that remains through time.

Downtown Matías

Address: San Martín 979 – Retiro

It is one of the Celt style bars with most attendance due to its location in the downside and the ambience created between the music and the decoration, with the popular barrel beer and peanuts.
Besides, it has a hundred whiskey varieties.
It is open almost all day long, the whole week and it closes late, specially on weekends since there are live jazz, blues, rock and Celt music bands.
It offers a menu of international cuisine, in which chicken with champignon and “Carré de ciruela” (meat with plums) stand out. It attracts executives who may choose the noon economic menu or who choose it as an option for a quiet after-office, to play darts and to take the best of the happy hour to taste the six varieties of barrel beer, or the best bottled ones.

Exterior of the pub
Exterior of the pub

Exterior of the pub
The bar filled woth bottles

Exterior of the pub
Big quantity of bottles decorate the bar

Exterior of the pub
Decoration of the pub

Exterior of the pub
Set of darts

Exterior of the pub
Goblin of the bar

Exterior of the pub
External view of the bar

Down Town Matias

Address: Echeverría 3195 – Belgrano

This is a picturesque Irish pub adjacent to the railroads, a few meters away from Belgrano R. Station. Having a cup of coffee at an outside table and listening to the train whistling and the sound of the locomotive is a one-of-a-kind experience. Obviously, all kinds of beers and drinks cannot be absent at an Irish pub. Downtown Matías offers over 100 types of whisky, just to mention a few. As if this were not enough, it is also a restaurant, with capacity for 100 people. Salads are among the best. It is the ideal place for getting together with friends or co-workers during “after-office” hours. Happy hour is from 6 pm to 11 pm. It usually offers live music shows.

Bar de Roberto

Address: Perón esq. Bulnes – Almagro

Born as a grocery and liquor store, it holds this name since 1930. Then came the café, known as the Bar de Roberto, and named after its owner. The ceiling is made of a bovedilla (long hollow brick); the bar, once made of tin, is now wooden. It used to be tango musician Osvaldo Pugliese’s favorite place. Specialties: Platters, coffee.

Babieca

Address: Santa Fe 1898 – Recoleta

It is a classic of Santa Fe Avenue. A good place to enjoy pizza and beer. The ambience is standard, but it is a place to look and to be looked at.

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.

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.