If you want to wake up the party animal in you, Buenos Aires is the perfect city to do so! When you visit, sleeping will be at the bottom of your priorities. It’s a city where people go out later than other cities in the world, and stay out later. Part of its charm is that it has nightlife options for everyday of the week. Doesn’t matter if it’s Sunday or Monday, you can still party like it’s the weekend. And that’s not all! Being such a big city, it offers different options for different tastes. If you prefer bar hopping, dancing to latin music or electronics, or if you want to see a show or play some ping pong, you can do it all! Buenos Aires has what everyone is looking for.
1. Monday - Start the week the best way possible
☆☆ATENCIÓN☆☆ #EdiciónEspecial La Bomba de Tiempo PARA TODO PÚBLICO en el PATIO de CIUDAD CULTURAL KONEX. ¡Todos...Posted by La Bomba de Tiempo on Wednesday, 15 March 2017
You don’t need to put on a sad face because it’s Monday in Buenos Aires. If you are feeling down, there is a perfect way to get your mood up. Every Monday in the Konex cultural center you can go see La Bomba de Tiempo. This is a percussion ensemble, that delivers a different show every week. The technique they use is improvisation with signs. The music for each live show is created on stage, through the dialogue between the musicians and director, who leads the improvisation using a code of more than 70 signs made with the hands. Just looking at the show is impressive, and you can’t help but dance. The music is good, upbeat and makes you happy to be a part of the party and that energy goes back to the musicians who play, inspired by their audience. The atmosphere of the Konex center is also very special. It’s a great location where locals and foreigners mingle and get to know each other. The party starts at 7pm and ends at 10pm. If you are in Buenos Aires on a Monday, this is where you have to be!
La Bomba de Tiempo
Address: Konex cultural center, Sarmiento 3131, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Website: La Bomba de Tiempo
2. Tuesday - Drinks, fun and games in the heart of Villa Crespo
Amigos de todo el mundo pasan cada martes por #ElSanber y comparten sus momentos en Instagram. ¡Sé parte de nuestra familia usando el hash #MartesDelSanber! Seguinos en www.instagram.com/cafesanbernardo/Posted by Cafe San Bernardo on Wednesday, 7 September 2016
The second night of the week is a perfect excuse to get to know the neighborhood of Villa Crespo, not so famous among tourists but very popular for locals. The main attraction on Tuesday nights is the bar/cafe San Bernardo. This used to be a traditional spot for adults of the area, until the youth took over! Cafe San Bernardo, popularly known as “Sanber,” is a bar like you’ve never seen before. It’s not dark and small like most bars, it’s actually very big and lighted. From beginning to end you’ll see it full of tables and games and lots of people all around. Even at the entrance! Sanber is open every night of the week so, what’s special about Tuesdays? It’s free ping pong tournament night! You can enjoy playing at the ping pong tables for free. There’s also mini football and pool tables. Fun is what you get here!
Cafe San Bernardo
Address: Avenida Corrientes 5436, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Website: Cafe San Bernardo (in Spanish)
3. Wednesday - A powerful show like you've never seen before
By the time you hit the middle of the week you’ll start finding more bars open till late, but if you are still trying to get through the week with some energy left, a good option is to go see a unique show. And that is at Fuerza Bruta (Brute Force)! Since 2005, this crew of acrobats, dancers and performers have provided Buenos Aires a one-of-a-kind show that combines acrobatics, dancing, live music by different DJs and interactions between performers and the public. You can literally get picked by an acrobat that is flying with a harness over your head when they decide to take you with them. Do you dare? There’s no chairs, no sitting down. Just dancing, watching, listening and enjoying. It’s a show that will play with all your senses and, in a way, it’s a party. A tip to take into consideration: you might get wet and dirty, don’t go wearing your best clothes. The show is presented in the Recoleta cultural center from Wednesday to Sunday. You can get your advanced tickets on the official website. Don’t miss it! It’s a must in Buenos Aires.
Address: Recoleta Cultural Center, Junín 1930, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Website: Fuerza Bruta
4. Thursday - A night of sin
Now, if you are ready to go clubbing and start the weekend early, we have just the place. Go to the Club 69 party, which takes place every Thursday night at Niceto Club. Good electronic music and a live show like you’ve never seen before is what’s in store. Be prepared for a wild night, that is all you should know. Let Club 69 surprise you.
Address: Niceto Club, Niceto Vega 5510, 1425, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Facebook: Club 69
5. Friday - The happy hour paradise
Here it starts to get tricky. Too many option’s available! A good way to start the beginning of the weekend is the happy hour bars. Since everyone leaves the office between 6pm and 7pm to go out for a drink, it’s a great way to meet locals and start getting a feeling of the night atmosphere in Buenos Aires. A recommended area to do this is Palermo Hollywood, which is full of bars. Some of them turn into clubs or are close to them, so you can walk to all sorts of parties when you are feeling ready. It’s hard to choose between so many good places, but even harder is not to find a good spot.
Address: Armenia 1744, Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Website: Tazz Bar
Address: Arenales 2932, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Website: Jobs Bar
Address: Armenia 1447, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Website: Antares Bar
The Temple Bar
Address: Costa Rica 4677, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Website: The Temple Bar
6. Saturday - The nightlife king
Whatever taste you have in music, Saturday night is your opportunity to go somewhere and dance to it! If you like retro music, electronics or you are looking for more Latin rhythms, Buenos Aires brings it to you. Choose your jam, and go for it!
Retro Music - Belle Pop
Address: Ultra Bar, San Martin 678, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Facebook: Belle Pop
Cumbia - El Abrazo Cumbiero
Address: Cultural Club Matienzo, Pringles 1249, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Facebook: El Abrazo Cumbiero
Techno - The Bow & Mandarine Park
Address: Punta Carrasco complex, Costanera Norte AV. and Sarmiento AV., Buenos Aires, Argentina
Facebook: The Bow & Mandarine Park
7. Sunday - No more a bloody day
If you are thinking that after a long week of partying you need a good Sunday to rest, well… think again! Even though it’s usually a very familiar day for Argentinians, Buenos Aires still manages to offer a lot of options for people who wish to continue going out. Some neighborhoods are even more alive on Sundays than any other day of the week. A perfect example is San Telmo. You can enjoy the street Sunday market during the day, and when it’s closing, the open milongas will fill the streets with dancers. You will find in this area many modern bars and restaurants to go have a drink and peek a perfect week.
Milonga del Indio
Address: Defensa 1100, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Website: Milonga del Indio
Address: Humberto Primero 670, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Address: Peru 895, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Website: The Gibraltar
There's very little room left to get bored in Buenos Aires
As you can tell by this point, it’s almost impossible to not find something fun to do at night. And yes, there is much more! But at least with this selection of fun things to do, you can get an idea and start exploring. Some of these bars and clubs organize special parties and events, so it’s always a good idea to follow them in social networks to find out what they are up to. I hope this guide is a good starting point for your nightlife adventure in Buenos Aires!
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