Buenos Aires Nightlife

by / Friday, 05 February 2016 / Published in Travel

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is eminent for its graceful European style and multicultural vigour. Each neighbourhood displays an attractive and character atmosphere: some have a bohemian and flaming tango spirit; others are fascinating, or cool and trendy. In all of them the vibrant cultural mix is shared with a marvellous offer of art, design and gastronomy, positioning Buenos Aires as one of the must-visit capitals of the planet.

Traditionally, gourmands visiting Buenos Aires were told to enjoy the brilliant beef and sip a nice Malbec. However, over recent years the cooking offer has widened, and wine has gained more importance. The city today has a thriving scene including new wine bars, sophisticated restaurant wine lists, and eventful wine stores with unique tastings and a buzzing atmosphere. There is no better time for wine lovers to visit Buenos Aires.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Mendoza with Aerolineas Argentinas, to complete your Argentinian wine tour. Also see our hotels in buenos aires here.

Shout Brasas & Drinks, Downtown
After working at numerous restaurants and buenos aires hotels, Sebastián Maggi opened Shout in 2014. Here, he indulges in his originality with 32 wines by the glass (£6 to £20) on show in four wine dispensers. The labels are separated by style and are presented in serves of 250ml, 125ml or tasting sample, and he focuses on high-end wines, such as Diamandina’s Viognier, Noemía’s Malbec or LTU’s Malbec. Original wine-based cocktails are also served, such as Cali, a spin on the Negroni but using Pinot Noir, or the Dandy, a Tom Collins with Moscatel. The food is characteristic Buenos Aires cuisine but with a Mediterranean flair – perfect small plates to match with a glass of wine. Ask about the wine flights of the day.

Uco, Palermo
This is the original restaurant at the Fierro Hotel. Its name refers to the wine region everyone’s talking about: the Uco Valley. The wine list, with 300 labels, was developed by Andrés Rosberg, president of the Argentinian Sommeliers Association and a Decanter World Wine Awards judge. ‘We only present wines that we like,’ he says about the labels he selects with his two sous sommeliers and the chef. Daily they offer 14 wines by the glass, flagging up exciting offerings from new Argentinian producers as well as nontraditional grapes such as Albariño, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Ancellota or Criolla. Irish chef Ed Holloway is in charge of the kitchen, which focuses on local meat, fresh fish and homemade charcuterie.

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