Best Nightlife in Buenos Aires: A City for Night Owls

Buenos Aires is an irresistibly fun city that comes alive at night like no other, making it easy to fall in love with all the Argentine capital has to offer.

In Buenos Aires, tango dance clubs called milongas hold a special place in the hearts of porteños and tourists alike. There Argentina’s history and culture meet sincere desires for fun and artistry – all to the unmistakable sound of tango.

Dinner is a late affair in Buenos Aires, but the clubs are even more so. Nightclubs often don’t get going until midnight or later, while some clubs only get packed at 3 am. This applies to milongas as well as to Buenos Aires’ happening dance clubs (called boliches). You might decide to check out the local energy drink, called Speed, to keep up.

Even if dancing is not your thing, Buenos Aires has plenty to do at night, such as sipping expertly made cocktails and enjoying Buenos Aires’ many excellent theaters. For some good drinks and novel ambiance, head to beautiful bars like the stunning Milión and cool 878 or unique places like rockabilly bar Mundo Bizarro and jazz lounge Notorious. Or for a theatrical performance you won’t readily forget, check out the Teatro Gran Rex.

Teatro Gran Rex


This 3300-seat theater located on Avenida Corrientes (considered to be the local equivalent of Broadway) is the Argentine capital's biggest. Teatro Gran Rex attracts well-known international acts in the fields of dance, ballet, music and musical...  Read More



Located in Recoleta near the Sofitel Hotel, Florer�a Atl�ntico is actually a secret retro-inspired bar that is not so secret. By name, it appears to be a flower shop and when you first step inside there are more wines for sale than...  Read More

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Located in Buenos Aires' Recoleta neighborhood, Notorious is a cool jazz lounge and restaurant that features live jazz performances every night starting at 9:30 pm. The restaurant overlooks a pretty garden and serves meats, pastas and...  Read More



With a name that means something along the lines of "weird world," Mundo Bizarro revels in its quirkily retro, slightly underground vibe. Starting with the flashing neon sign out front, Mundo Bizarro is not a place to be ignored. Inside, black...  Read More



A casual spot with a trendy, alternative vibe, Niceto Club encourages guests to dance the night away. As a pivotal fixture on the BA nightlife scene, Niceto stages diverse live bands in the "early" spot (before 1am!). From African drumming to...  Read More



Located in Buenos Aires' upscale Recoleta neighborhood, the gastrobar Gran Bar Danzón stands out for a reason. Trendy patrons and a slick atmosphere make this the perfect spot for learning all about Argentine wines; try working through the list...  Read More



One of the city's greatest bars, 878 was once a speakeasy of sorts. It still has no sign, though the bouncer and sometimes a gaggle of smokers on the sidewalk mark the location. (In their absence, ring the bell.) Inside, patrons find themselves...  Read More



When you're looking for a cool place to have a drink in Buenos Aires, Victoria Brown is definitely up there with the best of them. This smooth bar has great cocktails, speakeasy-inspired decor and a chill vibe. The place can get packed though,...  Read More



Simply put, The Cathedral rocks. One of the city's most happening tango dance clubs (known as "milongas") and located in the little-visited neighborhood of Almagro (bordering Villa Crespo), La Catedral is popular, informal and described with...  Read More



Buenos Aires doesn't specialize in outdoor drinking spots, but Milion is the pick of the bunch in central BA. Fashioned out of a beautiful old French style mansion and secreted away on the residential streets of Recoleta and the Barrio Norte,...  Read More


Meet Sarah Rogers

Born and raised in northern California, Sarah grew up to become an expat, traveler and wordsmith. She spent seven years in Madrid, Spain and now calls Buenos Aires, Argentina home. She has had...  More About Sarah