Buenos Aires has been called the “Paris of South America” for decades, but to know this city is to endure a decidedly more visceral affair. Beneath the neoclassical architecture, artful pastries, and sprawling green spaces is the bleeding heart of the city—a city where the soccer games are to be wept over, the whip-quick moves of tango never miss a beat, and the sounds of sizzling asado and flowing Malbec carry late into the night.
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Hache AlmacénA long communal table takes center stage at this bar, so it's a good place to come solo—and make friends with whoever sits next to you—or with a couple of friends.
Vico Wine BarGreat place if you want to impress someone, whether a date or business colleague.
Boliche de BessonartThis is a gem so even if you don't care for the Fernet, lap up the ambience.
El Ombú de ArecoA happy-go-lucky lunch that can get a bit boisterous.
Gran Bar DanzonA date, a business dinner, a night out with a group of friends: This place is good for whatever kind of night you want. But best make reservations.
Bar 878Come around midnight with a date or maybe a couple of friends and if you score a comfy seat on the sofa, you're set for the night.
Verne Cocktail ClubThis is the perfect spot to bring a date or someone you want to impress. The crowd is mostly locals, fashionably dressed and having a good time.
BoticarioA cool botanical-themed pharmacy bar in the heart of Palermo is pretty much the perfect place to take a date.
The Harrison SpeakeasyThe whole vibe of the place says "date night," particularly since getting in isn't easy. Your date will be impressed.
Parque Bar BotánicoA great place to go on a warm summer's night. The garden in the back has swings and cool little tables.
Victoria Brown BarIf you're new to the speakeasy trend, this is a good place to start: No hassle getting in, good drinks, cool decor.
A Day in Buenos Aires
Excellent local wine, a booming (and affordable) food scene, history and art on every corner: It’s easy to see why spending just a few days in Buenos Aires, Argentina, can make it so hard to leave.
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