Clásica y Moderna Café Concert

Address: Av. Callao. 892 – Recoleta

According to the time of day, it offers varied alternatives, like enjoying a good coffee, a quick lunch, or tea, while devoting some time to either leafing through or buying some of the books on display.
At night it becomes one of those porteño resorts that offer good solos, or musical shows of different genres, mainly jazz and tango.

Interior of Clásica y Moderna café
Interior of Clásica y Moderna café

Interior of Clásica y Moderna café
Clásica y Moderna

El Gato Negro Café Concert

Address: Av Corrientes 1669 – 1º piso – San Nicolás

A place to please senses, the smell of the most exotic spices overtaking and tempting guests to enjoy the great variety of special teas and coffees of unique flavors. It is ideal for a pause in a hectic day or the interval before the play. It is also the city’s best spices shop, selling the most exclusive ones worldwide.
Solos and intimate jazz or tango shows are usually offered on the first floor.
At El Gato Negro café it is possible to find the best spices of Argentina
At El Gato Negro café it is possible to find the best spices of Argentina

Torquato Tasso

Address: Defensa 1575 – San Telmo

This is a typically porteño place found in San Telmo, opposite Parque Lezama, with a “Filete” (typical painting) in the front that encourages contact with tango at its best. It calls itself THE “milonga porteña”, consisting of a traditional place where “genuine” tango artists perform, and milonga and tango lessons are offered.
The show involves the best musicians and singers in the genre in a café-concert outline, where dinner is available, as well as a variety of drinks or wine. It is on stage every day and, when it is over, the milonga starts and goes on until dawn.
However, the most popular day for this milonga is Sunday at 10 pm, where an informal atmosphere is created by the convergence of experts and novices, old and young.
The lessons offered cater for all levels of learning, or improvement for advanced dancers. It is recommended to consult about the schedule, as there are different daily offers.

Façade of the Torquato Tasso Cultural Centre
Façade of the Torquato Tasso Cultural Centre

Façade of the Torquato Tasso Cultural Centre
Torquato Tasso Café Concert

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

Sunderland Club

Address: Lugones 3161 – Villa Urquiza

This is among the most famous milongas in the city, standing out in the type of neighborhood club that imposed its way of dancing. It is frequented by the most famous tango dancers, where top-level tango predominates and not everyone dares to go out to the dance floor unless they know.
Located rather far from downtown, its features reveal the tradition of Villa Urquiza, which is one of the utmost milonga neighborhoods, immortalized in a tango that takes its name.
Sat 11pm.

Viejo Correo

Address: Av. Díaz Vélez 4820 – Caballito

This milonga is located opposite Centenario Park, with the features of a “tango patio”, where the floor consists of checkers board tiles. It is frequented by the same old habitués, reason it is one of the most traditional milongas in the city.
There are daily lessons from 7pm to 9pm, in different styles and levels.
Thu-Sun: 11pm

Viejo Correo
Viejo Correo

Viejo Correo
Viejo Correo Bar

Viejo Correo
Viejo Correo is placed in front of Centenario Park

La Marshall

Address: Maipú 444 – San Nicolás

This is the gay milonga “par excellence” in the city, with its own codes and rituals. The couple, once in the dance floor, agree on the role each will have, which may later vary, depending on the eventual partner. The atmosphere is pleasurable and relaxed, which leads the heterosexual audience to choose it for this freedom preventing anybody from feeling observed or criticized for their poor level. It is also frequented by tourists.
It offers lessons from 9pm on, apprentices generally staying for the milonga. It also offers live music and dancing exhibitions.
Days: Wednesdays from 11pm
Entrance to La Marshall
Entrance to La Marshall

Salón Canning

Address: Scalabrini Ortiz 1331 – Palermo

This wooden floor is specially coveted by dancers; the room is large, and offers the possibility of a dinner or a drink. Both experts and tourists frequent the place, which opens seven days a week, each day hosted by a different organizer.
Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays are the days of the “Parakultural” milonga, which takes the name of a historic “under” porteño place located in San Telmo. Said place gave hosted all art expressions, tango having been added during the last stage. Its mentor was Omar Viola, who later opened a famous milonga, “La Catedral”, particular for its bohemia and relaxed environment, thus giving place, within tango, to groups that were just starting to dare in the field. It attracted a bohemian and rock-inclined audience that was ready to change their jeans and sneakers for a suit.
Nowadays, Omar Viola organizes, in this conventional room, the Parakultural milonga, which recalls the referred emblem. It attracts both types of public, with their own style and customs, with the addition that the level has improved in general due to the wide offer of lessons.
On Thursdays, another organizer takes over for the “Rouge Tango” evening-night; the rest of the week, it is simply the “Canning” Milonga, having the largest audience during the weekend.
Lessons are offered at 9pm, and milonga starts at 11:30pm, those who have paid for the lesson are able to stay for no extra charge; the prime time is between midnight and 2am.
Days: everyday Time: from 11:00pm to 05:00am.

La Viruta Tango

Address: Armenia 1366 – Palermo

It is highly popular for the massiveness of its audience, it is opened for “everyone”, in a relaxed environment whose dance floor is inviting and non-exigent, and the rookies may go out to dance beside the great dancers. It is known for being popular among the young people, and the lonely ones (who go alone, without partner or friends), who little by little find their peers and dance partners.
This milonga is a large room where all types of drinks, in addition to simple meals, are offered, and there may always be artistic surprises, such as exhibitions of great couples of dancers, music shows and all types of events that usually fill the place up.
When the lessons are over, the teachers start the milonga with an exhibition.
You can go to this milonga on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, starting at 11:30 pm, usually until dawn.
It has expanded its dancing offer to salsa, rock and folk music, even though tango is the main genre.
The lessons are offered in six levels of difficulty in each genre, as follows:
Tango: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Rock: Wednesdays and Sundays.
Salsa: Fridays.
Folk music: Thursdays
Who attends lessons can stay for the milonga for no extra charge.
Teléfono: 4779-0030 (Tu-Sat 2:30-7:30) Días de milonga: Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun Horarios: 11:30pm-6am.

La Viruta Tango
La Viruta Tango

La Viruta Tango
Young people are the main visitors of La Viruta

Gricel Club

Address: La Rioja 1169 – San Cristóbal

Among the most classic milongas in the city, mainly chosen for its parquet floor, it has a large dance floor and tables arranged in a circular layout, which lets the audience catch a glimpse of the whole scene. The abundance of red in the decoration and the neo sign saying “Club Gricel” take us back to the ‘50s.
It offers all types of drinks as well as simple meals, such as sandwiches, pizza, or empanadas.
Friday is the day of choice for Milonga experts. It also offers daily lessons at different times.
Days: Fri-Sat-Sun Time: Fri-Sat starting at 11pm; Sunday starting at 9pm

Club Gricel dance hall
Club Gricel dance hall

Club Gricel dance hall
Splendid evening at Club Gricel