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1 Week In Buenos Aires

A December 2001 trip to Buenos Aires by drumzspace

Casa Rosado Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina More Photos
Quote: One week of churrascarias, presidential resignations, and late, late nights.

1 Week In Buenos Aires

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Casa Rosado Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Dining at El Obero in the Boca: some cab drivers won't even take you there because it's "muy peligroso", but it's worth risking a gunshot for the authentic vibe, pictures of local athletes and celebrities (see if you can find Robert Duvall!), and the best beef in Buenos Aires. It's so authentic, the restaurant is empty until about 10:30 when people start trickling in. Quick Tips: The ecological preserve along the ocean is an entertaining (and cheap) way to spend an afternoon. Additionally, you can spend a couple of bucks and spend some time in the Jardin Japones with the most "vocal" koi you've ever seen. Nice ways to pass a slow day, waiting for the nightlife to start!Best Way To Get...Read More

Kilkenny Irish Pub

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Billed as "The first original Irish pub in Latin America", this is *THE* most happening spot in Buenos Aires. It kind of reminds you of the cantina in Star Wars; you see ALL kinds of people in there. Lots of locals and expats alike crowd this place for the affordable drinking, loud music (more rock than dance), and friendly atmosphere. You can get your Guinness here, grab a bite, and chat with an Argentinian who wants to practice his/her English. The place is pretty much standing room only almost every night of the week until around 3am. If you want to start your Buenos Aires visit off with a bang and meet some locals (or even fellow travelers) hit the Kilkenny.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 8, 2002

Kilkenny Irish Pub
Marcelo T. De Alvear 399
Buenos Aires, Argentina
4312-7291

El Living

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Wow...so is this how the "cool kids" play in Buenos Aires? I felt slightly underdressed here (khakis and a polo shirt), but it didn't seem to matter- the place wasn't quite hopping yet but had all the makings of an uber chic club that you'd find in New York or San Francisco. A couple of different rooms with comfy couches and chairs invite you to sit and chill out until it's time to get up and move to the predictably loud dance music (more funk than techno). Good crowd.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 8, 2002

El Living
M.T. de Alvear 1540
Buenos Aires, Argentina
11-4811-4730

La Pacha

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Okay, fair warning: I don't like techno, so I didn't enjoy this place as much as many others. However, the sheer amount of volume and activity at this club warrants a write up. When you pull up to La Pancha (not far from Jorge Newberry airport) you notice the parking lot overflowing with cars and people milling about EVERYWHERE. Once you pay the rather hefty cover charge you are plunged into a sea of bodies writhing to...well...lots and lots of LOUD techno/rave music. There is a large main dance room and a rather nice outside patio area that wraps around the building with a bar (or two) outside. While La Pacha was not necessarily my cup of tea, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if you enjoy the techno/r...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 8, 2002

La Pacha
Costanera Norte 1428
Buenos Aires, Argentina
(11) 4788-4280