Some are so scenographic that seem like film sets capable of taking us to other times and latitudes, others were set with hundreds of objects and eloquent details. Therefore, beyond the quality of its gastronomy and cocktails (of which some of them can boast), the “Instagrammable” bars from Buenos Aires They are the perfect target for generations for whom an experience is not such but is portrayed and shared on that social network.
This list – which is not intended to be exhaustive – accounts for the number of these types of proposals that have proliferated in recent years. From a New York subway to French Indochina at the end of the 19th century, from the Alcatraz prison in the days of Prohibition to the eighties universe of the “fichines”, from a Polynesian beach to a drugstore of the 30s: Today in Buenos Aires there are many possible universes.
Some of the criteria that we took into account to put together this list were your furniture, lighting, decoration, ranges of colors and textures, and its popularity on social media. Anyone who wants to test how many likes their selfie gets in any of them should take into account that in many cases it is necessary book several days in advance.
9 “instagrammable” bars in Buenos Aires
1- Uptown & The Bronx
Uptown, a New York subway in Buenos Aires.
Since its inauguration in 2017, It is the scenographic bar par excellence. Thousands of people have already descended their stairs with graffiti walls, crossed their turnstiles and became the obligatory photo in the station and in the subway car which works as a preamble to your bar. The Manson Jar, which is a pitcher of Absolut, strawberry, and cucumber soda is one of the most popular drinks. The letter was created by chef Dante Liporace.
Selfie in the Uptown subway car, a classic. Photo: Candela Contreras.
Although he is one of the pioneers in this concept of bars, many instagramers still do not have their photo there and are forced to reserve up to a week in advance to fulfill the dream of the underground selfie.
Arevalo 2030, Palermo. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Instagram: @ uptown.ba
2- The Hole
The hole recreates the times of Prohibition in the United States.
Within the hidden bars (“Hidden” behind almost blind facades) this penitentiary-inspired one stands out. Like everything speakeasy refers to the times of Prohibition, the mafia, smuggling and Alcatraz jail. That prison where characters like Al Capone passed it was recreated at these coordinates.
The photo in the “cells” of The Hole, the most posted.
The photographic spots there are several: there are cells spread over two floors, an old car, a set that simulates the door of a bank and of course, no one escapes from this jail without the required medical record photo. The cocktails is signature and the bartenders are dressed in the typical orange jumpsuits that inmates wear in the United States.
Armenia 1743, Palermo. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 8pm to 11pm. Instagram: @thehole_bar.
3- Trade Sky Bar
In Trade Sky Bar the most desired photo is with the panorama in the background.
In this case the height and the privileged location of the bar are the key to the much desired photo. Who doesn’t want a selfie with a panoramic postcard of Buenos Aires? Trade Sky bar is 88 meters above the ground, on the top three floors of the historic Comega building. There it is possible to take a selfie with a unique background of the Buenos Aires skyline highlighted even by international media.
The view of the Buenos Aires skyline from Trade Sky bar was highlighted by international media.
Depending on the angle chosen on your open terrace, you can take Puerto Madero, the CCK, the Torre de Los Ingleses, the Obelisco, the banking area, the river and more. The level of the bar and the kitchen of this rooftop are at the height of the context.
Av. Corrientes y Alem, Centro. Open Monday to Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Instagram: @ trade.skyba
4- Naples Bar
Old cars and motorcycles, among other XL objects, in Napoles Bar.
Like it’s a movie set, this space impresses with its dimensions and its diversity of antiques and collectibles that make it unique. Vintage cars and motorcycles, chandeliers, XL furniture, merry-go-round horses: a motley baroque style that encourages you to take dozens of selfies.
Naples impresses with its dimensions and the amount of objects it houses.
The bar is classic and the gastronomy of Italian inspiration. Pasta is the heart of the proposal: the sorrentinos of bell pepper dough stuffed with bondiola and the mozzarella, tomato and basil panzotti are two of the hits. Remains on the Boulevard Caseros -photogenic coordinate par excellence- which is well worth it travel in search of other urban spots Instagrammable.
Avenida Caseros 449, San Telmo. Open from Monday to Sunday, from 8.30 am to 11 pm. Instagram: @napolesbar.
Apothecary, a retro drugstore.
In an old drugstore from the 30sThis bar works in which the scenery and the menu achieve a perfect alchemy. The elements with which they are prepared the “concoctions” (cocktails) could be part of an inventory of a pharmacy from the beginning of the last century. Some have names in tune with the general concept like “Experiment # 9,” Smoked Penicillin, or Therapeutic Spritz.
Eloquent details of the Apothecary concept.
Everything comes together to a selfie as elegant as it is anachronistic: busts and portraits, all kinds of bottles, lamps and furniture from the Belle Epoque. A very photogenic sepia palette. Excellent place for hunters of eloquent details.
Honduras 5288. Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 5 pm to 11 pm. Instagram: @boticariobar.
6- Oh no Lulu
Polynesian exuberance in Oh no Lulu. Photo: Andrés D’Elia
Palm trees, green lushness, rattan furniture, Polynesian idols: the setting of Oh no Lulu is an ideal parenthesis in this context of a winter city and also a perfect tropical set for photos. Even the lighting creates a special atmosphere.
At Oh no Lulu it is summer all year round.
Very good tiki cocktail bar (with rums, fruits and eye-catching decorations) and Hawaiian-inspired dishes such as “Poké” (bowl with salmon, rice and vegetables or rice, tofu, avocado and seaweed, among other options). Also classics like marinated ribs Y Burger. It is also suitable for small instagramers, teetotalers and “designated drivers”: they make mocktails (non-alcoholic drinks).
Araoz 1019. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 6 pm to 11 pm. Instagram: @ohnolulutikibar.
7- CoChinChina Bar
Oriental and European vintage elegance at CoChinChina Bar.
The setting of the new bar of the consecrated bartender Inés De Los Santos transports us to the atmosphere of the novel Marguerite Duras’s Lover: an atmosphere full of vintage elegance achieved through dozens of objects (posters, leaf-shaped lamps, marble tables) that play with the Eastern and European countercultures. In CoChinChina there is a large mural that recreates the rice terraces of Vietnam and the roof of the semi-covered deck is filled with bouquets of incense.
CoChinChina’s bagged fish, the scene of the obligatory selfie.
On the way to the toilet there is an art installation that emulates hundreds of nylon bags with water and orange fish inside. He’s in front of a big mirror so It is “the spot” for the selfie. The The quality of the signature cocktails is guaranteed by the prestige of its owner. The same goes for gastronomy in the hands of Máximo López May.
Armenia 1540, Palermo. Open Tuesday from 5 pm to 11 pm and Wednesday to Sunday from 12:30 pm to 11 pm. Instagram: @ cochinchina.bar
8- Bar El Destello
Retro scenography for those nostalgic for the “fichines” of the 80s in El Destello. Photo: Martín Bonetto.
Because not only millennials and centennials use Instagram but also those of “generation Z” who have already passed 40, the El Destello bar takes them back to their childhood or adolescence. The predecessors of gamers, those who in the 80s and 90s were Habitual enthusiasts of “the fichines” adore this retro setting.
The nostalgic selfie may be with some of the many game machines (there are flippers and arcades, with the legendary Pac Man included, and they all work) or with icons of the time like a ET doll. The neon-lit ceiling is another appreciated hit.
The ET doll, one of the most frequent photos in El Destello. Photo: Martín Bonetto.
.The concept of the place is reflected even in the letter: They have a drink called Nave (Aperol, vodka and passion fruit) in tribute to a national arcade. The menu is varied with Mexican and Vietnamese options, among others, and includes dishes vegetarian and vegans.
Gascón 1460, Palermo. Open Tuesday to Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Instagram: @bareldestello
9- Bondi Stop Bar
Bondi Stop Bar, one of the new “instagrammable” bars
The collective also has its own thematic space thanks to this brewery and burger joint that it opened its doors four months ago in Palermo. Instead of chairs, on the tables are the typical seats of the most popular of our means of transport. The classic bondi pipes organize spaces and support the hanging grips that many take to take their selfie.
One of the must-see photos at Bondi Stop Bar. Photo: Bondi Stop Bar.
Yellow and black and large fonts predominate in the setting. The bar and the headboard of the bondi with windows that give Buenos Aires icons such as the Planetarium are some of his most used photographic spots.
Av. Cnel. Niceto Vega 5976, Palermo. Open Monday and Wednesday to Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Instagram: @ bondistop.bar
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