Mix a little salsa and a little sugar and you get Azucar, Buenos Aires’ most famous salsa club.
Delightfully cheesy with tropical murals and neon-lightses, the flip side is that here you will never feel too fat, too badly dressed or too old to get out on the dance floor – in fact you’ll probably get dragged out for a few whirls whether you want to or not.
The classes, given by Cuban instructors, are low-cost and usually included in modest entrance fee. Azucar is a fun place to salsa the night away, whether is be at the original Abasto location, across from Abasto Shopping Mall, or their newer, more upscale disco in Belgrano.
A popular night is Tuesday, when there is a free salsa and meringue class from 10 until 11:00 p.m. Afterward you can stay on and dance with other students and long-time Salseros until the wee hours.
Azucar in Belgrano
The Belgrano location of Azucar, with its restaurant, ‘Asere’ and three floors of action is twice the size of the Abasto location and hosts a more well-to-do crowd.
This location has classes everyday including weekends – on Fridays at 9:30 p.m., Saturdays at 11 p.m. and Sundays at 9 p.m. Check the website for more info.