Buenos Aires Nightlife, Bars, Pubs, Clubs, Dance

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Hey Folks,  travel forum
I am going soon to Buenos Aires,
I am young and healthy man  :cool:), and would like to know about good places to go dancing  :cool:)
Also like to know about bars and pubs  lol.
Please recommend only places when I can find beautiful local girls.

Any help and personal recommendation would be really appreciated


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Nice question Anthon, I am sure it will interest other young and healthy people like you.
First of all you asked for a club with nicegirls, let me tell you, Buenos Aires girls are the most beautiful girls in the world (And I have been to a whole lot of countries), so each bar in Buenos Aires will have pretty girls. However they are not easy at all, and most of them are interested first if you have money, than if you are a good person. 

Buenos Aires good thing is that the nighlife never stops, you can go out in whatever day of the week and still have party from monday to Sunday.
The evening in Buenos Aires usually begins for Porte?os with a play or movie around 8pm followed by a late and long dinner. Then, after 11pm or midnight, it'll be time to visit a bar or two. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, it's time to really stay out late, with Porte?os hitting big dance clubs and bars in such places as Recoleta, Palermo, and Costanera.
Palermo is the capital of BA nightlife and the edge of it is home to several large clubs
The nightlife in summertime is quieter because most of the town flees to the coast, moving their nocturnal activities to places such as Mar del Plata and Punta del Este.

Dance Clubs
Clubs don?t even open their doors till 2am, which is fine since most Argentineans don?t eat dinner till around 11 anyways. People stay dancing in the clubs till the morning light.
The majority of the younger population prefers salsa and European techno. 

Pacha/Clubland (Costanera y Pampa) starts slowly with a bit of dance and techno for a quite young (and sometimes quite drunk) crowd on Fridays, ... and turns into exquisite techno hell on Saturdays. Awesome, but can get hideously crowded on Saturdays, and queues build up quickly after 2 am. Once the place for techno in town, it now mainly attracts a chic crowd from the northern suburbs who appreciate easy access by car.

El Living (Marcelo T. de Alvear y Parana) starts as a restaurant and turns disco-bar later at night. People are mainly in their late twenties and beyond. The music style ranges from alternative to disco, dance, and house. Friday and Saturday, and also opens Thursdays. A recent addition are evil psychodelic strobe lights.

Animal (Av. Sarmiento y Casares) used to be called Animal Instinct and, briefly, Fabriclub and bwat. Many names, same concept: dance music in an upscale club environment. Mercifully, they seem to have changed the light show that used to include eye-piercing photon torpedoes. The place heats up slowly after around 2:30 am, and may in fact only open at that time. Typical age is in the 25-30 years range.

New York City aka LaCity aka Apollo beat (Alvarez Thomas y Forest), a bit off the beaten track in Belgrano, this hidden jewel is a huge disco where a stylish young crowd gets down to dance tracks. The interior design is fantastic. You'll particularly love it if you liked the movie "Planet of the Apes". Fridays feature very interesting electronic music (once they even played a rare "Eisb?r" techno mix), but start late - even at 3 a.m., the place is only half full, and any self-respecting clubbers don't make their appearance before 4 or 5.
Update: the NYC is a bit the flying dutchman of the Buenos Aires nightlife: everybody has heard of it, but it doesn't quite exist in our reality. So if planning to go there, include a backup choice in your plans, in case you find it closed/abandoned.
Update: seems to open now regularly on Saturdays.

Mint is carefully hidden away at the far end of Punta Carrasco. The people there are typically in their late twenties or early thirties. Slightly upscale, at least as far as prices are concerned, and not too crowded before 3 o'clock. The male vs. female ratio rapidly shifts towards the former as the night wears on.

Rumi (Av. Figueroa Alcorta y La Pampa) caters to the glamorous, which may explain some oddities in the way lines in front of the entrance are handled. It opens Wednesday to Saturday. The music varies through the evening, so if in search of electronica, you may have to wait a drink or two's time for the hip hop to pass. Wednesdays, it hosts the Batonga!, which has relocated from Ca?itas.

Le Click (Av. Rivadavia y Riobamba) opened in March 2006 and seems to be Kika reborn. This bright new star in the Buenos Aires night sky has two dance floors, one with pop music, which has yet to be discovered by the masses, and the main dance floor with electronic music, featuring about every second week the divine Romina Cohn. Be warned that the building shields cellular phones rather well.

Museum (Per? between Mexico and Venezuela) is another "neighbourhood" kind of discotheque, and has a main dancefloor with ... well, let's call it popular music (latin rock, pop, and later a bit of mainstream electronic), and a small upstairs dance floor with electronic music. Beware the evil stroboscope, which even burns through regular sunglasses.

Bahrain (Lavalle y 25 de Mayo) is also an interesting choice on Saturdays (see the +160 entry for Tuesdays), with quite popular mainstream music upstairs, and various styles of usually rather good electronic music downstairs.
Be warned that Saturdays, they implement a rather peculiar admission scheme: either, you register ahead of time by adding your name to an online ``invited'' list (e.g., at buenosaliens), or lie convincingly about having done so, and are then treated to an endless queue, but admitted under otherwise reasonable conditions, or enter without all the list bureaucracy, get a much shorter queue, but then have to pay ARS 70 admission for every 1-3 people in your group, which includes a bottle of champagne which you can then try to trade at the bars for something more useful.
Apparently, the people who implemented this bizarre procedure felt they owe their club's name at least some oriental reference, and thus have adopted the standards of transparent commerce you'd expect on a bazaar.
Club 69 (also known as Niceto Club, Niceto Vega y Humboldt) is one of the hottest spots in town. They have two stage shows in the main room, one hip hop themed, and the other inspired by traditional cabaret. The former chill out room, with its pleasantly accessible bar also features hip hop these days. It may get fairly crowded, have long lines, and, worst of all, it now closes meticulously at 6 (in exchange for that, they now open before 2, supposedly as early as midnight). It has also earned perhaps too much fame among tourists, who make up most of the crowd. Nevertheless, on a good night, it's still an excellent choice. Saturdays sometimes feature magic, which is more oriented towards hardcore electronica, with the exception of the last Saturday in each month, when they also have a "Club 69".

The Roxy (Av. Sarmiento y Casares) gets a very young crowd hopping with rock, pop, salsa, dance, techno, and whatever else the DJs can get their hands on. And yes, this really gets the kids going (and the occasional old bat as well). Two dance floors, five bars. Lines can at times be annoyingly long (expect 30-45 minutes), but hey, it's worth the wait. Friday and Saturday, and may also open on Thursdays. Occasionally has live bands.

Crobar  - A disco with an amazing infrastructure, you can have dinner, dance and enjoy rock bands in a very fashion place.

The Bars
There is no shortage of popular bars in Buenos Aires, and Porte?os need little excuse to party. The following are only a few of the many bars and pubs worthy of recommendation. Strolling along, you're sure to find plenty on your own. You're really in luck when you catch a bachelor or bachelorette party out on the town; they will be happy to have you come along as friends who embarrass the soon-to-be wedded.
For a smaller scale party Buenos Aires is chock-full of bars and watering holes. Palermo Soho is where the trend setters go and is the sight of Plaza Serrano, the epicenter of Palermo bars and nightlife. Belgrano and Las Canitas, beyond Palermo also cater to a young and hip crowd, check out

Jackie O - for loud music and pricey cocktails.

The Shamrock in Bario Norte, is a wannabe Irish pub with happy hour till midnight and a more laid back crowd.

Gibraltar in San Telmo is packed on the weekends and feels like a college bar stateside with a young and international client?le.

La Cigale (25 de Mayo y Viamonte) is hugely popular on Tuesday nights. Features one of the largest bars in town and good cocktails. Unfortunately, it's a sad victim of its own success, and nowadays you may find yourself treated to an hour-long wait outside in a disorderly and increasingly aggressive crowd.
La Cigale European by nature, with a strong frenchified tendency, the modern decoration of this place, next to the music lounge and its various food have become a refuge it for those that want distenderse after the office. The Cigale is characterized for a careful processing of the climate, offering shows in alive and presentations of DJ in the middle of a lighting soft. The drinks are of first level and very original.

+160's (at Bahrain, Lavalle y 25 de Mayo) trademark is accelerated drum and bass. For those not into speeds in excess of 160 beats per minute, the DJs put on more soothing sounds for the first few hours. The place is popular, but mercifully much more accessible than "La Cigale". Note: this used to be at the El Dorado, at Hipolito Yrigoyen y Bernardo de Irigoyen, but had to move after the city government implemented their security theatre in 2005.

Gran Bar - Gran Bar Danzon is a cool place. But be aware. It is VERY crowed and you can barely move inside if you arrive later than 1030 or so.
They have a good wine list here and do enough business that the wine is always fresh. You won?t worry about it sitting on the shelf for a week since the last glass was poured. I admit though when here I usually go for the Quilmes. They do serve food here as well which is pretty good.

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There are many good pubs and bars. You can doing your fun there and meet beautiful local girls. Glan Bar and club69 are the best pubs.

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I agree,
Club69 was my favorite club in Buenos Aires.
Since it is a huge place to dance with air condition so you do not swet there to much.
And apart they have a huge stage of show with people dancing with funny customes like brazilian carnaval. They did some Capueira as well to the sound of the music.
However if I am not mistken only Wednsdays is the good day to go there.
Since in Buenos Aires, each club has its day.
There are as well lots of tourist in this club from all over the world.
(I could personally kiss 3 girls there in the same night !)

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Buenos Aires thats my dream destination wow lovely girls  :nightlife:) bars  lol  beaches :cool:). thanks for sharing.

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