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Unique Concept Bars in Buenos Aires

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:06

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Libros del Pasaje

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For the book lovers of the world, this bar/restaurant is the perfect place for a laid back hang out during the week. Surrounded by books, this location is perfect to sip a coffee, or a glass of wine, and relax. Not to mention, there’s always the opporuntity to pick up an interesting book in Spanish and get to practicing!

Victoria Brown

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You can’t go wrong with this coffee shop, restaurant, and bar. The industrial and contemporary design gives this place a great vibe, whether you’re eating, sipping a coffee, or nursing a cocktail. To get from the coffee shop to the bar, there is a “secret” brick doorway surrounded by a red curtain. Once you walk through this brick entryway, you are transported into a sleek, dim, industrial-style bar. The intricate design of this coffee shop and bar alone is enough reason to check it out!

Le Merval

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For those with business and financial savvy, this bar is for you. While Merval still has the typical bar happy hour, the general pricing of drinks makes it stand out from other bars. Run like the New York stock exchange, the prices of drinks fluctuates based on supply and demand. With 3 plasma TVs surrounding the bar, and prices changing every 6 minutes, it’s easy to play into the game, save some money, and try some different drinks.

Floreria del Atlantico

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The entrance to this bar is through a cute, little flower shop. When you walk into the flower shop, open the “fridge” door and walk down the stairs into a sleek cocktail bar. Either make a reservation and eat some of the delicious food, or just show up a, sit at the bar, and watch the intricacy that goes into each drink. Whether you’re drinking your cocktail out of a treasure chest, mate straw, or next to a flaming cinnamon stick, these drinks do not disappoint!

Jobs Bar

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This bar is unique to Buenos Aires, but familiar to many Americans. If you’re looking for your fix of beer pong, darts, pool, pizza, and beer, then this is the bar for you. With 3 floors, there are an endless amount of games to play. Aside from the regular bar games, there is air hockey, table football, ping pong, board games, a PlayStation, and even archery.

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Discover the World of Speakeasy in Buenos Aires

Monday, April 13, 2015 12:19

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Buenos Aires is truly the city that never sleeps. Not only do you have an endless list of things to do during the day, once the sun sets you’re just getting started. Buenos Aires has a plethora of bars and boliches (nightclubs) where you can find everything from a wild night of dancing until 6am or a classic night of wine tasting; but the most interesting and well hidden gems of the porteño night life are the speakeasy bars, or secret bars.

Many of these speakeasy bars are password protected, in a private home or renovated mansion, and function almost entirely by word of mouth. Below are a list of my favorite speakeasy and hidden bars in the city. Be forewarned – they’re not cheap (anywhere from 80-100 pesos drinks) but the high quality cocktails, atmosphere, and people watching is worth the high price.

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Frank’s

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Although Frank´s may have lost most of their hidden status as they are slowly become more and more well known, they still hold up the speakeasy end of their bargain. You’ll find Frank´s on a quiet street with only a small sign to identify its location. Ring the bell and discover for yourself the steps to enter this secret bar. Once inside you’ll be greeted by a classier interior and even classier cocktails. Watch the show that the bartenders put on as an added bonus.

Pro Tip: Check their facebook page for the password of the week.

878

Thames 878

On another tranquil street is the speakeasy bar of 878. Although a password isn’t necessary, it´s definitely not the easiest to find if you don’t know what you’re looking for. This classy bar offers a large wine selection as well as an impressive cocktail list. Sit at the bar and watch your bartender work their magic, or opt for the comfy seating in one of the three rooms.

Pro Tip: Come earlier and order a few of the delicious appetizers.

Club Verne

Medrano 1475

This hidden bar doubles as a dinner option with gourmet hot dogs being served paired with cocktails at surprisingly reasonable prices. These aren´t you usual panchos, or street hot dogs, as each one comes specially prepared with its own sauces and condiments. Try the caramelized onion and in house made dijon mustard as a complement to your braught.

Bonus: The staff at Club Verne are extremely pleasant and willing to help make your experience the best possible.

Ferona Social Club

Humboldt 1445

Located in an old renovated house, this two story bar offers it all. From delicious (and not too pricey) drinks, chill music, great people watching, and an outdoor terrace, you’ll have people dancing and chatting the night away.

Pro Tip: I walked past this house twice before I actually entered, so don’t be scared to walk right up and knock. Once you find the address, walk through the iron gate and knock on the front door and someone inside will let you in.

Milion

Parana 1048

Although not technically a speakeasy or hidden bar, I couldn’t keep this classy renovated mansion off the list. Climb up a flight of spiral stairs and you’ll find yourself in a beautiful old room with high energy and (especially on the weekends) great music. If you come early enough there are delicious tapas (appetizers) and desserts to share.

Pro Tip: Don’t miss out on the outside terrace and patio in order to catch a glimpse of the entire place from the back.

La Floreria Atlántico

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La Floreria Atlantico is one of the less known speakeasy bars, located in Recoleta and hidden behind a still functioning flower shop, this bar takes its patrons through a worldly cocktail experience with the drink menu divided in sections based on country.

Ps. This was the most expensive speakeasy that I encountered so be warned and come with plenty of cash if you’re looking to try more than one drink.

Victoria Brown

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Located in the heart of Palermo Soho, this speakeasy bar has, in my opinion, one of the most unique entrances with a revolving brick door that feels like the entrance to Hogwarts. Once inside, this beautiful bar does not disappoint with a delightful array of cocktails.

Bonus: The menu comes with a cocktail compass that will point you in the right direction based on your drink preferences.

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