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Bars & Clubs of Gay Buenos Aires

Navigating nightlife in BsAs (the shorthand code for one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world) is easy.  Each of the neighborhoods is walkable, or accessible by a short metro or cab ride.  Recoleta and Palermo are have the most options.  Pick any of the gay-friendly hotels of Buenos Aires from our list and you will be in the center of almost everything.  (There are even options for gay tango!)

Nightlife starts late with many places opening doors at 11:30PM.  Early birds should try bars like Sitges, Peuteo, and Flux Bar before hitting big clubs like Glam and Amerika (pictured above.)  Restaurants also stay up late and can be great pre-club options.  Use the VamosGay Google Map to Gay Buenos Aires to find over a dozen popular places to eat and navigate your night of bar crawling.

And, don’t forget … our list of gay friendly hotels and places to stay in Buenos Aires will give you the best perfect spots to rest between parties.  In 2019, Gay Pride will take place on Saturday, November 2nd starting at 11am at the Plaza de Mayo and ending at 6pm at Plaza Congreso.

Amerika

Size matters! And it doesn’t get much bigger than Amerika.
Full review & details for Amerika »

Bach Bar

Simple bar with a local following.  Gay men and lesbians, but much more popular with the ladies.
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Chupitos Bar

Festive place with a wild menu of specialty shots, and bartenders that keep the party rolling.
Full review & details for Chupitos Bar »

Contramano

Daddies, and Hustlers, and Bears … Oh My!  Experience one of Buenos Aires’ oldest gay bars.
Full review & details for Contramano »

Euphoria

Relatively new addition to the row of gay and gay-friendly bars on Gurruchaga street.  During the week, it’s one of the few options open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, as well as the weekend.
More info and updates on the EuphoriaBA Instagram

Furiosa

Weekend parties (mostly at Club Niceto on Saturdays)
More info and events on the Furiosa Facebook

Fiesta Puerca

Saturday night dance party (mostly held at Teatro Vorterix) with a young mixed crowd.
More info and events on the Fiesta Puerca Facebook

Fiesta Jolie

Young and fun!  Every Wednesday.
Full review & details for Fiesta Jolie »

Flux Bar

The best happy hour cocktail.
Full review & details for Flux Bar »

Glam

Editor’s Choice 2019: Best Thursday Night Club (Saturday’s are hot too!)
Full review & details for Glam »

Jungle Bar

Show place and cruising bar.
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KM Zero

Strippers and drag continue to draw tourists to one of Buenos Aires most well known bars.
Full review & details for KM Zero »

Ma.Cho

Catch these parties when you can!  Fun young crowds of locals.  Ma.Cho parties are occasionally in nightclubs like Glam, but sometimes at trendy rooftops, and even pools!  Visit our MaCho gay parties in Buenos Aires page for links to the latest party.  Sometime you can even catch them in Montevideo!
Full review & details for MaCho

New Inside

Lively gay gastropub and a nice option for drinks and a bit to eat before 10pm.  Also, a fun spot on to spend a late Sunday afternoon.
More info and events on the New Inside Facebook

Peuteo

Editor’s Choice: Best Bar Buenos Aires 2019
Full review & details for Peuteo »

Sitges

An easy first stop for tourists visiting Buenos Aires.
Full review & details for Sitges »

Work Bar

On Thursdays and Sundays, drink specials attract a nice selection of men.  DJs are the main attraction on Fridays.
More info and updates on the Work Bar Facebook

Zoom

Have a friendly beer … or a hardcore encounter at this bar/bathhouse hybrid.
Full review & details for Zoom »

Gay Guide to Buenos Aires

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 2019 guide to the Buenos Aires’ bars and clubs is an excellent way to find the best of the city.

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For gay travelers, the city’s pride parade (the Marcha del Orgullo Gay) often takes place on first Saturday of November (this year, 29th Annual Pride Parade is scheduled to start at 11am on Saturday November 2, 2019.)  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!

Bars & Clubs

A to Z listing of every bar, lounge, and club.

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Hotels

Best gay-friendly places to stay in BA.

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Restaurants & Cafes

Use our Google Map to find over a dozen popular places.

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Visit Montevideo

Take a short trip and discover this gay-friendly city.

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Hotels of Gay-Friendly Buenos Aires

From luxurious five-star hotels to charming bed-and-breakfasts, the following short list of gay-friendly places to stay in Buenos Aires is a diverse selection.

Nearly all are located the three biggest gayborhoods of Palermo, Recoleta, and San Telmo.  Many of them a short walk from the gay bars and clubs of Buenos Aires.

Algodon Mansion

Set in the upscale Recoleta neighbourhood, Algodon Mansion offers chic rooms with free Wi-Fi and complimentary wine. Guests can relax in the sauna room and enjoy the rooftop swimming pool and sun deck.

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Art Factory Palermo

Chic and lively hostel located in the trendy Palermo district. The walls of Art Factory’s rooms outdoor seating area feature a dazzling array of colorful works from local artists.

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BA4U Apartments

Gay-owned and operated apartment service in Buenos Aires.  A good choice for long-term stays in BA for those looking for apartments loaded with amenities.

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Be Trimos Hotel (formerly Axel)

The fabulous gay hotel chain Axel Hotels has closed its Buenos Aires location.  But, under new management, the hotel retains its impeccable designer décor, garden views of the trendy San Telmo district.  The hotel’s pool is still popular, but with less eye-candy.

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Che Lulu Guesthouse

Fully furnished apartments and rooms with shared bathrooms with touches of designer style.  Full kitchens and private patios.

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Faena Hotel

Five-star design hotel offering plush accommodation in upscale Puerto Madero.  The Faena Hotel is also the home of the opulent Tango Rojo.

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Home Hotel

Boasting an outdoor swimming pool, spa facilities and a chic garden, Home Hotel is an excellent option (some rooms feature spa baths, private terraces and city views.)

Home Hotel also offers DJ nights in the garden every Friday during the summer season, and guests can chill out with a drink at the cocktail bar before stepping out in Palermo, a neighborhood full of shopping and nightlife options.

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Legado Mitico Buenos Aires

Stylish boutique hotel featuring spacious rooms with thematic décor inspired by the Argentinean culture and history.  Click below for more info and a photo gallery of Legado Mitico’s rich interior design.

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Lugar Gay Bed & Breakfast

Located in the San Telmo neighborhood, Lugar Gay is a great option near many of Buenos Aires’ architectural landmarks and tango attractions.  Friendly staff are the main attraction.  Private rooms are available as well as dormitory/hostel-style lodging.

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São Paulo LGBT Pride Parade 2020

The largest gay pride parade in the world will celebrate its 24th anniversary when the São Paulo LGBT Pride Parade takes over the city on Sunday, June 14, 2020.

Past parades have attracted over 3 million people took to the streets of Sao Paulo, according to estimates.

Click to launch our Google Map of the parade route including landmarks of gay Sao Paulo 🗺️

In the days leading up to the parade, São Paulo (already one of the most gay-friendly cities in Latin America) explodes with gay activities.  By day, “gayborhoods” like Frei Caneca and Largo do Arouche fill with couples.  And by night, nightclubs like The Week are packed.

Watch the Replay: Pride Parade 2019

The theme of the 2019 parade was a commemoration of the 50 year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. 

Getting There

For those searching for air/hotel packages, Expedia offers some of the lowest rates for package deals to São Paulo.  Europeans, Americans, and visitors who are  already in South America have a number of inexpensive options.

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Hotels & Gay-Friendly Places to Stay

South America’s largest city offers hundreds of great places to stay. Here’s our short list of hotels you can enjoy your stay for pride weekend.

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Guide to Bars & Club

There are almost 40 different options!  From hole-in-the-wall bars to multi-floor mega clubs, check out our 2019 guide to São Paulo’s gay (and gay-friendly) places to go.

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Saunas & Sex

Every sex club, cinema, and sauna will be very active for Pride Week. We’ve listed them all on one page. Dive in!

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*Note for American visitors :  Travel to Brazil requires a visa.   Get visa info you will need in time for June’s pride parade.  Click here for Brazilian visa information for tourists.

Gay Guide to Montevideo

Looking for an accurate and insightful gay guide to Montevideo in English?  Bookmark this! The VamosGay 2019 Guide to Montevideo presents the most up-to-date resources for one of Latin America’s gay-friendliest destinations.

The month of September is always extra gay for Uruguay and in 2019 Pride Month will culminate in the annual March for Diversity (Marcha por la Diversidad‎)on Friday, September 27 at 7PM at Plaza Independencia.

Click below for a directory of Montevideo’s bars and clubsgay-friendly restaurantsplaces to stay, and places to hook up!

Gay Bars & Clubs

A to Z listing of every bar, lounge, and club in the city.

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Hotels

Location, amenities, price, and gay-friendly!

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Restaurants & Cafes

Meals to remember, or just late-night snacks.

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Sex & Saunas

Up-to-date list of Montevideo’s hottest spots.

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VamosGay on Facebook

The latest gay travel news for Latin America’s biggest cities.

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Punta del Este

Visiting Uruguay?  Take a short trip to Punta!

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Rio de Janeiro Gay Pride 2019

The 24th LGBTI Pride of Rio de Janeiro will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2019.

Rio’s Pride Parade traditionally begins on Copacabana Beach and runs through Avenida Atlantica.

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Plan your trip now with our guide to the top gay-friendly hotels and places to stay in Rio de Janeiro!  And check back for a full schedule of festivities once pride week events are confirmed.

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