Welcome to beautiful Buenos Aires

<b>Welcome</b> to beautiful Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is like a good man: charming and wild, sexy and moody, old fashioned and trendy, lovable, passionate and never dull. Buenos Aires, or BA, has become one of the most attractive gay destinations in South America. Discover the capital of the tango, and experience it yourself.

Where to stay in Buenos Aires

<b>Where</b> to stay in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is a large city. So be prepared to travel by taxi or bus to move from one to the other neighbourhood. Best areas to stay are the fancy Palermo, San Telmo or the city centre (Microcenter). Puerto Modero is the trendy area with chic new design hotels. This used to be the old harbour of the city.

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Basic planning

<b>Basic</b> planning

Buenos Aires is huge. Different areas can be reached either by taxi (which are very cheap), bus or metro. On your way, you'll discover all the European influences which gives BA that special flavour. Of course you have to start your day trip at the Plaza de Mayo, with the Casa Rosada, featuring the famous balcony where Evita asked the people of Argentina not to cry for her.. Then off to San Telmo, the historic area with hundreds of antique stores and tango bars. Do not miss the Sunday flea market in this neighbourhood. In the city centre, a tour through the Teatro Colón is a 'must do' for opera and theatre lovers. The Teatro Colón is one of the worlds biggest opera houses, and the tour will take you behind the scenes. Next stop is La Boca, the working class barrio at the south of the city. La Boca is famous for its colourful houses. The area of Recoleta is worth a trip too. This is one of the wealthiest barrios in town. Check out the Cementerio de la Recoleta and pay a visit to Evita Peron's grave. For fancy shopping, drinking and dining, you need to go to Palermo. Especially Palermo Viejo is stuffed with hip bars, boutique style shops and trendy restaurants.

Gay scene

The gay scene in Buenos Aires is concentrated in the areas of Palermo, Recoleta and San Telmo. Here you will find old fashioned gay disco's, hip gay cocktail bars, trendy dance clubs and moody cruise bars. Don't expect massive crowds early in the evening. The people of BA have dinner late at evening (10 pm), and the bars do not fill before midnight. The gay clubs open after 1 am, and wil become busy only early mornings, around 2 am. But then the heat is off!

all Buenos Aires gay venues

Gay bars, cafes and pubs

Casa Brandon
Luis María Drago 236
Gay cultural hang out to enjoy movies, art exhibitions, shows, a drink or a bite. [...]
tue-wed 20:00–02:00, fri-sat 20:00–04:00, sun 20:00–02:00
Contramano
Rodríguez Peña 1082, Recoleta
It is the oldest gay club in BA (opened in 1984). Although most people are 35+, the crowd is diverse and friendly. [...]
thu 00:00–05:00, fri-sat 00:00–06:00, sun 23:00–05:00
Flux Bar
Marcelo T de Alvear, 980, Centro
Trendy and hetero friendly bar in the city center. Is one of the few bars which goes open early evening. [...]
mon 19:00–03:00, tue-wed 19:00–02:00, thu-sat 19:00–03:00, sun 19:00–02:00
Gout Cafe
Juncal 2124, Recoleta
New Parisian style cafe in Recoleta for drinks and pastries.
mon-sun –
Pride Cafe
Balcarce 869, San Telmo
One of the few gay cafes which is open during day time. Nice comfy stop over in San Telmo for a coffee, drink, sandwhich. [...]
mon-wed 10:00–22:00, thu 10:00– late, fri 10:00–22:00, sun 10:00–22:00
Sitges Bar
Córdoba 4119, Palermo
Popular pre dance bar and the biggest gay bar in Buenos Aires. Gets busy around midnight. [...]
thu-sun 23:00–06:00

Gay cruise bars

Zoom Buenos Aires
Uriburu 1018, Recoleta
Cruise bar with DVD cabines, darkroom and labyrinth. Clean hot men 20-55, glory holes, booth, maze, safe residential/business neighborhood. [...]
mon-sun 24h

gay friendly bars, cafes and pubs

Casa Cruz
Uriarte 1658, Palermo
Dead trendy restaurant in night club style, with cocktail bar in front. Expensive, dark, chic and noisy, this is the place to take your boyfriend out to dinner. [...]
mon-thu 19:00–00:00, fri-sat 19:00–01:00

Gay clubs

Amerika Disco
Gascon 1040
An institue gay disco in Buenos Aires. Three dance floors packed with a mix of people. [...]
fri-sun 00:30–07:00
Casa Brandon
Luis María Drago 236
Gay cultural hang out to enjoy movies, art exhibitions, shows, a drink or a bite. [...]
tue-wed 20:00–02:00, fri-sat 20:00–04:00, sun 20:00–02:00
Glam
Cabrera 3046
Glam has a dance floor, two bars plus a dark room (which is not more than just a darker area up the stairs). [...]
thu 00:00– late, sat 00:00– late
The Sub Club
Cordoba 543, Centro
Member only club with frequent gay parties. Register on their website to get on the Saturday list. [...]
sat 02:00– late

Gay saunas and bath houses

A Full Spa
Viamonte 1770, Centro
Largest gay sauna in town, and probably in Argentina. Fully equiped with dry and wet saunas, massage, sun beds, bar-restaurant, hydrotherapy pool, labyrinth and cabines and videos.
mon-thu 12:00–00:00, fri-sun 24h
Homo Sapiens
Gascon 956
Recently opened gay sauna, next to dance club Amerika. Downstairs you will find a bar and dance area. [...]
mon-sun 12:00–00:00

Gay cruise bars and clubs

Zoom Buenos Aires
Uriburu 1018, Recoleta
Cruise bar with DVD cabines, darkroom and labyrinth. Clean hot men 20-55, glory holes, booth, maze, safe residential/business neighborhood. [...]
mon-sun 24h

Gay play, fetish and cruise party

Anchorena SW
Anchorena 1121, 5th Floor, C1425, Buenos Aires
Straight swingers club, now open on Monday night for gay play parties. Bar, heated swimming pool, summer only rooftop terrace, and many semi-dark corners and rooms for private use. [...]
mon 21:00– late

Gay and regular restaurants

Faena Hotel and Universe
Martha Salotti 445
Ultra hip bar and restaurant, belonging to the Faena Hotel. Designed by Philippe Starck. [...]
mon-sun 12:00– late

Big gay events

Gay Pride Orgullo Buenos Aires - BA Downtown
May Square, facing Cathedral and Presidential Palace
BA is the gay mecca in Latin America. The main Pride Parade is held in the streets of downtown Buenos Aires usually on the first Saturday of November, to celebrate the formation of the first-ever gay group in Buenos Aires in 1969. [...]

Events

Gay Pride Orgullo Buenos Aires - BA Downtown
May Square, facing Cathedral and Presidential Palace
BA is the gay mecca in Latin America. The main Pride Parade is held in the streets of downtown Buenos Aires usually on the first Saturday of November, to celebrate the formation of the first-ever gay group in Buenos Aires in 1969. [...]

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