Legendary nightlife, extraordinary architecture … and porteños (the Spanish word for the men of the port city Buenos Aires.) These are a few of the many of the reasons why Argentina’s capital city remains a gay travel mecca. Our 2018 guide to the Buenos Aires’ bars and clubs is an excellent way to find the best of the city.
For gay travelers, the city’s pride parade (the Marcha del Orgullo Gay) often takes place on first Saturday of November (but this year, 28th Annual Pride Parade is scheduled to start at 11am on Saturday November 10, 2018.) This date is perfectly timed with the start of spring in South America. Tourists will find warm temperatures, hot guys, and blooming jacaranda trees.
International flights to Buenos Aires are frequent, but not cheap (check for flight deals to EZE airport.) A few years ago, visitors from certain countries are required to pay a “reciprocity fee” before entering Argentina, but this fee for US citizens has been revoked.
For general tourist information, we still recommend the Lonely Planet: Guide to Buenos Aires. Combine it with our up-to-date gay guide below and you will fall in love with Buenos Aires!
A to Z listing of every bar, lounge, and club.
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Best gay-friendly places to stay in BA.
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Use our Google Map to find over a dozen popular places.
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Take a short trip and discover this gay-friendly city.
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⛔ It was fun while it lasted, but Peuteo has closed its doors.
Continue reading Peuteo
The mega-promotion machine known as Rheo Group unleashes the gay nightlife spectacle known as Fiesta Dorothy. Continue reading Fiesta Dorothy at Palacio Alsina
At stylish cocktail lounge Mundo Bizarro, red lights mean “go” for amazing cocktails and rockin’ music. Continue reading Mundo Bizarro
If your inner child wants to go out with friends to do shots (also known as “chupitos” in Spanish,) this Palermo Soho bar is the place to drink the night away through a menu of fun and freaky combinations. Continue reading Chupitos Bar
Daddies, and Hustlers, and Bears … Oh My!
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An effervescent young crowd fills Palermo every Wednesday with an energy so infectious that it’s impossible to not have a good time.
Avenida Juan B. Justo 1658
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Wednesday 9PM – 5AM
On any night of the week, doors may open at 9pm to hang and watch the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, or a film festival of campy comedies from Spain. The only real way to know what you’ll find on any given Wednesday is to check out Fiesta Jolie on Facebook or Twitter. Later on in the evening, the dancefloor heats up, and line of 20 and 30 somethings in search of a good time on a miercoles begins to multiply.
Drinks are relatively inexpensive (which is even better considering the is often no cover fee.) At Fiesta Jolie the boys love to make out, and so do the lesbians (who can comprise up to 40 percent of the crowd on any particular Wednesday.)
Have a friendly beer … or a hardcore encounter at this bar/bathhouse hybrid. Continue reading Zoom Buenos Aires
Size matters! And it doesn’t get much bigger than Amerika!
But, for some, Amerika is way too much of a good thing. Here are the pros and cons of this gay porteño institution. Continue reading Amerika
The most highly recommended option for Thursday nights in Buenos Aires, Glam achieves that perfect combination of hot men and great music. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself back on Saturday for even more dancing and cruising. Continue reading Glam