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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
It is among the most traditional milongas in the city, it has the name of a tango that refers to the high-class milonga habitué. The dance floor is for experts only, novices have no room. Therefore, the level is just excellent; likewise, this is the experts’ favorite Thursday milonga.
Even if youngsters are frequently seen here in casual clothing, this milonga is peculiar for the detailed and elegant production when it comes to dressing up.
The room gets generally overcrowded, despite its size.
There is a lesson at 9pm, and milonga starts at 11:30pm, prime time being between 1 and 2am.
This is among the favorite Wednesday milongas. Lessons start at 9pm, and milonga starts at 11pm; the floor is for experts, and only those who know will dare to dance.
Days: Wednesdays as from 11:30 pm.
It is located in the very downtown, this is the best afternoon-evening milonga, among the witnesses of the fact that any time of day is good in Buenos Aires for dancing tango. Some habitués are those who escape their obligations tempted by their will to dance a tango.
Mondays from 3pm to 10pm.
They are located in the hub of San Telmo, these milongas belong to the glamorous theme hotel Dandi Royal.
This very elegant room offers 9pm lessons after which the milonga gathers tourists as well as milongueros in a sequence of tangos that goes on until dawn.
Wed starting at 11:30pm