Chic Pubs: six luxury bars of night

They say everything comes back. And the best cocktail bar in , fortunately, is no exception. With a tradition of more than a hundred years, recently began living a new golden era.

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Chic Pubs: six luxury bars of night

Nov 11, 2015

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They say everything comes back. And the best cocktail bar in , fortunately, is no exception. With a tradition of more than a hundred years, recently began living a new golden era.

Almost every month a new bar opens. The bartenders, as chefs became celebrities and launch their own products and distillates or create their bitters. And there's a new bar audience increasingly demanding and open to try author drinks or classics that never go out of fashion like the Negroni, the American or Martini. As the cocktail scene is busier than ever and you can get dizzy before your first sip, we give you a list of proposals that are among the best in town. Six luxury bars worth knowing:


FLORERÍA ATLÁNTICO

Since opening its doors in 2013 it established as one of the trendy bars. Designed by star bartender Renato (Tato) Giovanonni, is located under a flower shop, hence its name-one of the most beautiful areas of the city, full of hotels, coffee shops and art galleries. From the aesthetic to the Florería menu, this place seeks to rescue the immigrant spirit of , with more Frenchified cocktails, Italian, Spanish and Polish. Tip: the food lives up to the drinks (if you go with company, try the barbecued fishing for two).

DRINK YOU CAN’T MISS: MITAZ BLOODY MITAZ GAZPACHO

DOMICILE: ARROYO 872, RETIRO

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Renato (Tato) Giovanonni


VICTORIA BROWN

At first glance, you’re hardly aware of its existence. The point is that “Victoria Brown”, bar in that flirts with the steam punk aesthetic, is hidden behind a false brick wall which separates the coffee store which runs outdoors. Just one crosses that wall magic begins. A large bar over 9 meters and a half, led by Ezequiel Rodriguez, is the heart of an area where iron, wood and copper tones are favored. Enveloped by this atmosphere, you have no choice but to drink and order a classic as the Old Cuban, or or any from the drink list of aged and smoked. They work from premium drinks and homemade bitters and macerated.

DRINK YOU CAN’T MISS: RUM FASHIONED

DOMICILE: COSTA RICA 4827, PALERMO




HARRISON

An aura of mystery surrounds this deliberate speakeasy of , the purist in style. Nothing about disclosing domiciles-at their Facebook page they just say “somewhere in ”-or passing key on the phone. The only two ways to get to Harrison are meeting someone from the place or eating at Nicky (Malabia 1764, ), the sushi restaurant in front of the bar, and try to be on the same wavelength with the guard at the door. Take it or leave it. If you achieve entering, the next step of gates until reaching the bar is the beginning of an adventure that ends up in a bar in the style of the 20s, with antique furniture and glassware, and the trendiest drinks.

DRINK YOU CAN’T MISS: BONNIE ROSE


PONY LINE

The hotel bars are sometimes guilty of serious and stuffy, but “Pony Line”, located in the “Four Seasons”-but with its own entrance, is the opposite. Chic, relaxed, with a high turnover of public (Wednesday is the busiest day), this bar refers to the environment of polo and equine (nice touch is the menu shaped whip). If you go with company, you can choose the privacy of the boxes, but if you are alone or lonely you can sit at the bar and ask the bartender to make you a classic drink or why not, the trio of cocktails-tererés (cold mate) taken with mate straw; they don’t fail.

DRINK YOU CAN’T MISS: A BRAZILIAN MAI TAI

DOMICILE: POSADAS 1086, BARRIO NORTE

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Pony Line


BASA

Younger brother of “Gran Bar Danzon”-other of the great ethyl lodges of the city, “BASA” opened in 2013 with an ambitious and tempting cocktail proposal (dishes are also delicious, a recommendation: scotch eggs). The bar is beautiful and comfortable, good for leaning on your elbows for a while and see Ludovico De Biaggi working, one of the most talented bartenders around. Visually, drinks are so artistic you'll want to take a picture right away and share on social networks. A must: the pisco punch to'l' argentine pisco Vargas, stale Bacardi, hesperidina (classical Argentine aperitif), pineapple, orange and syrup.

DRINK YOU CAN’T MISS: PISCO PUNCH OR “TE QUIERO TANTO”, LIGHT AND EASY TO DRINK BASED ON TANQUERAY

DOMICILE: BASAVILBASO 1328, RETIRO




DOPPELGANGER

It is almost in the suburbs of (located in San Telmo neighborhood nearly on the edge of Barracas), but its great bar and atmosphere make the trip worthwhile. Located on a corner, and decorated in the style of the bars in postwar and in the 20s or 30s, “Doppel” maintains an orthodox policy: no beer, no wine, no refreshments, just a long list with nearly 100 cocktails- Martinis are the specialty-served in fine bohemian crystal. A trip to another era.

DRINK YOU CAN’T MISS: CYNARAZO

DOMICILE: JUAN DE GARAY 500 (BOLIVAR CORNER), SAN TELMO


BY CECILIA BOULLOSA

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