It’s time to get our drink on. We are all about finding the best happy hour deals in Buenos Aires, so we’ve eaten and drunk our way through the city’s bars, restaurants and lounges to find that special place that satisfies all of our happy hour needs.
The Bar: I am going to bare a bit of my beer-loving soul here and say that Antares houses some of the best craft beer, or cervezas artesanales, in Buenos Aires. There are three locations around town, and each evokes a dark, inviting atmosphere with lively crowd.
The Happy Hour Special: 2×1 pints everyday before 8pm. Hop on a bar stool and enjoy a refreshing IPA amidst the raucous crowd.
Hot tip: Hungry? The Antares fries can’t be missed.
Armenia 1447, Palermo Soho / Bolívar 391, San Telmo / Arévalo 2876, Las Cañitas.
The Bar: Duarte leads the way in the city’s cocktail scene with a fully stocked bar and attentive barman serving crazy good craft cocktails.
The Happy Hour Special: Extensive Happy Hour drink menu available everyday before 9pm.
Hot tip: The whiskey sour here is on point. To really get you going ? Absinthe fuel.
Aráoz 1218, Palermo Viejo
The Bar: Baum is BOMB. This craft brew bar all began in 2009 in Mar del Plata, and became a welcome addition to the Palermo beer scene. Unwind with friends after a long day of work in the hidden space.
The Happy Hour Special: 2×1 pints from 6-8pm.
Hot tip: We’re all about the Stout Beer, because who doesn’t love a strong, dark beer in winter? The ribs might be some of the best in the city.
The Bar: Drown yourself in delicious drinks amongst the romantic canopy garden bar at this totally buena onda bar. In the mood for a lively social scene and loud bumping music? Soria is your spot.
The Happy Hour Special: Wednesday – Saturday before 8pm.
Hot tip: Soria is the bar of the summer. Order a Gin & Tonic with cucumber or an Old Fashioned.
Gorriti 5151, Palermo Soho.
The Bar: In the über-bohemian corners of San Telmo lies Doppelgänger, arguably the best cocktail bar in all of San Telmo. It’s like a roaring twenties timewarp pouring classic and modern cocktails right.
The Happy Hour Special: 2 for $99 from 7 to 9 pm.
Hot tip: Forget about ordering beer, wine, or soda — Doppel is for true cocktail lovers only.
The Bar: A dive bar of the Asian persuasion, Shanghai Dragon is a funky beer bar with a Chinese pub vibe.
The Happy Hour Special: 12pm – 10pm. 2 for $80 Warsteiner all night long.
Hot tip: On nice nights, Shanghai gets busy with many people spilling on the sidewalk. Go early to ensure a table.
Aráoz 1197, Palermo Viejo.
The Temple Bar
The Bar: For taste of British pub charm, the multiple locations of Temple Bar rarely disappoint.
The Happy Hour Specials: 2×1 pints for $90. Other great deals: 5 Beer Flights of 150cc for $90.
Hot tip: Belgian Blonde is a no-fail beer choice. And extra bonus points: Temple Bar serves FREE popcorn with your beer. God bless free popcorn.
Costa Rica 4677, Palermo.
The Restaurant: This trendy Palermo restaurant mixes things up on Thursday evenings with a special cocktail happy hour with delicious tapas.
The Happy Hour Special: 7:30pm – 10pm on Thursdays.
Hot tip: In 2013, Unik landed itself on the 50 Best Restaurants in Latin America list.
The Bar: A gastro-pub with a lot of soul, NOLA brings New Orleans cooking to Buenos Aires with southern hits like gumbo and fried chicken. Broeder’s Argentinean craft brew on tap.
The Happy Hour Special: 5pm – 8pm daily, $40 peso pints.
Hot tip: NOLA brews their own beer, Broeders, which was put on La Nacion’s top 10 list of places to go for craft brews in Buenos Aires.
Hot tip #2: If you happen to see the bartender with the Dali mustache challenge him to a knife fight. Free beers have been randomly rewarded in the past.
Address: Gorritti 4389, Palermo.
The Restaurant : A Buenos Aires restaurant staple, it doesn’t matter that Kansas is always packed because the food is always exceptional.
The Happy Hour Special: Reduced priced drinks & food (order the potato skins!). 5pm – 7:30pm, everyday
Hot tip: The patio in summer is the TOPS.
Av. Libertador 4625, Palermo.
The Bar: A San Telmo classic, Gibraltar is prime for all walks of life. Foreigners congregate for a little taste of home, while porteños flock for a piece of true British pub life.
The Happy Hour Special: 12pm – 10pm. “Yep, 10 bloody hours of affordable boozing and munching.” -The Gibraltar
Hot tip: The curry is legit.
Peru 895, San Telmo.
The Bar: In San Telmo, Happy Hour rules all. Especially at Breoghan Brew Bar.
The Happy Hour Special: 6pm – 10pm, $60 for two pints
Hot tip: The Pale Ale never fails.
Bolivar 860, San Telmo.
BASA Bar & Restaurant
The Bar: Below the cold, hard streets of downtown Buenos Aires you will find BASA, a dimly lit open space with upbeat music and an electric vibe.
Happy Hour includes an array of cocktails. The french fries with bearnaise and Tabasco sauce, burrata with tomatoes, super lomitos (steak sandwiches), hamburgers, dulce de leche pancakes, chocolate cake…they got food options.
The Happy Hour Special: Monday – Friday 6:30pm – 9pm; Saturday & Sunday 8pm – 10pm. 2×1 cocktails including Moscow Mules, Negroni and Gancia Spritz
Hot tip: French fries with Bearnaise and Tabasco sauce + super lomitos.
Basavilbaso 1328, Retiro.
La Cabrera Sur
The Restaurant: BA’s top parrilla not only serves mouthwatering grilled Argentine meats for lunch and dinner, but offers a great food happy hour menu every day on all starters, mains, desserts and wines.
The Happy Hour Special: 7pm – 8pm, 40% off your entire bill
Hot tip: This too-good-to-be-true happy hour deal is only available for one hour, so don’t be surprised if waiters rush you to leave promptly at 8pm.
Jose A. Cabrera 5099, Palermo Soho.