Buenos Aires Nightclubs: 6 Top Hotpots to Dance ‘Til You Drop

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Looking for great nightclubs in Buenos Aires? 

Buenos Aires is a teeming, metropolitan city with clubs pulsating with life all year round, their doors open until the early hours of the morning.

Known for hosting big annual festivals such as Lollapalooza in March (you can buy tickets now!) and Creamsfield, Buenos Aires has a long history of iconic all-night parties with world famous clubs like Pacha, (promising to reopen soon).

Here, you can experience a perpetual Friday, with seven days a week to plunge into the club scene. 

Dance venues abound in neighborhoods of Palermo, Recoleta, or San Telmo, so don’t miss diving into the ‘boliches‘ (Argentine Lunfardo for ‘nightclubs’), where the nocturnal escapades begin post-midnight and stretch well into the dawn. 

Visitors to Buenos Aires have to get used to late dinners, and clubs starting late and ending later.

It’s typical to arrive at a club around 2:00 a.m., with the party often not winding down until 7:00 a.m.

After big events, there’s often an After Party and even an ‘After, after’ as locals say.

Whether you just want to let loose and dance or just want to check out the vibrant scene, these mainstays of the nightclub scene offer an authentic slice of the city’s character:

1. Niceto Club 

Cnel. Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo

Open: 12 a.m. – 6 a.m. 

Music: Rock, pop, soul, reggae, dance, electronic 

Entry fee (Varies with event) 

Niceto Club, Buenos Aires

Niceto Club is a stronghold in the Buenos Aires nightlife scene.

It’s been around since the 1990s and it’s still going strong. 

Both a nightclub and space for a range of international and national acts to perform live, Niceto is unique, and unlimited by genre in its offerings.

While other clubs have come and gone, Niceto has proudly remained consistently open through Argentina’s never-ending crises for over a quarter of a century. 

Live music events start around 9:00 p.m. and later the space converts into a nightclub.

The club nights at Niceto consist of a variety of music: pop, electro, funk, reggaeton and cumbia.

On Saturdays, it hosts ‘Club 69’ night, a hedonistic LGBTQ+ friendly event with eclectic techno and house drops, featuring enticing dancers at the front of the club that keep the revelers riled up until the early morning. 

Partiers with stamina can dance the night away until 7:00 a.m.

‘Bresh’ is another club iconic night, especially for younger partygoers. 

Founded in Buenos Aires the high-energy event features a mix of nostalgic hits and current music.

Bresh has now spread to over 10 countries, including the UK and Japan, bringing Latin hits, reggaeton and pop, and regular celebrity and influencer appearances too. 

Lado B

Niceto Club also has another space, just around the corner called ‘Lado B’ (or ‘Side B,’ like a good old-fashioned record) a more intimate venue that hosts slightly more experimental DJs and music. 

Lado B draws a great crowd, who are there for the music, not just partying.  

Partygoers should be aware Niceto Club gets busy, especially for Club 69 or Bresh. 

Get there early or buy tickets in advance to guarantee you get in. 

2. UniClub 

Guardia Vieja 3360, Abasto  

Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays  10.30 p.m. – 5.30 a.m. 

Music: Pop. House. Reggaeton. Trap. Hip Hop. 

Entry is free before midnight (with a ticket from their website) or fee at the door (appr. U.S.$4) 

Club Servino, Buenos Aires

Uniclub is a mainstay with parties sometimes featuring live rock on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Club Severino 

On Monday nights they have one of their most popular parties called Club Servino.. 

It’s the designated place to continue partying after La Bomba de Tiempo — the Monday night drum show at Konex Cultural Center. 

Hang around Konex after the show and the drummers will escort you, and the rest of the keen beat-enjoyers, along the streets of Buenos Aires to Club Severino, a few blocks away. 

Once there you can continue the fiesta.  

The music is a catchy variety of reggaeton, cumbia and pop, catering to the international crowd it draws.

The queues at the bars are never too long (hot tip: there’s one upstairs to get your drink faster), and the atmosphere is always lively.  

If you’re lucky, the drummers will come into the club too, and perform. 

Stand just meters away and watch the magic as they twirl and slam down the drumsticks, whirling the club into a frenzy of cheers. 

Partiers on the streets of Abasto, Buenos Aires
The crowd walks together to Uniclub from Bomba de Tiempo

Club Severino starts earlier than most clubs in nocturnal Argentina.

While boliches (clubs) normally get going at around 2:00 a.m., at Club Severino people arrive around 11:00 p.m. directly from La Bomba de Tiempo.

The show peaks at about 12.30 – 1:00 a.m. So, if you’re not going directly from La Bomba, make sure not to arrive too late, as the crowd drifts away around 2:00 a.m. 

3. Crobar 

Av. Coronel Marcelino E. Freyre, Palermo

Friday-Sunday 12:00 a.m.- 7:00 a.m. 

Techno. Electronic. Dance. Progressive House

Entry fee (Varies with event) 

Crobar is another mainstay club night, with a focus on techno, and other varieties of electronic dance music. 

Ask a porteño/a in the street for techno club suggestions, nine times out of ten Crobar is the response. 

The club’s setting in the Parque El Rosedal, under the red-bricked archways (Los Arcos) of the Mitre train line, gives it an industrial underground charm.

With events on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays every week and DJs from across the globe.

Any number of well-known international DJs have come through here, such as ​Sasha Digweed and Tel Aviv’s, the Red Axes. 

Crobar is also the host of local sessions of the London-born Boiler Room recordings, cementing its place as a leader in the underground techno scene in Buenos Aires. 

Crobar is a good bet for a night full of hard beats, bobbing heads and a crowd dressed all in black like ninjas.  

The people who go here are die-hard techno fans, and Crobar commands such a committed following for a reason. The techno is varied, experimental, and addictive to dance to all night. 

The colorful visuals, high ceilings, good sound system, and the impressive location all contribute to Crobar’s appeal. 

Studio Crobar: 

For those who aren’t electronic dance music fans who want a taste of the Crobar experience, Studio Crobar, the ‘Lado B’ equivalent, is located next door. 

Studio Crobar is also home to ‘Rheo’ a popular gay night in Buenos Aires, they have a variety of music, and a lifesize pair of rainbow LED wings to take a photo with on arrival.

4. La Mala Pub 

 Arco 3 y 4, Av. del Libertador 3883, Palermo

Tuesday-Thursday and Sundays 7:00 p.m.- 3:– a.m. 

Friday-Saturday 7:00– p.m.- 4:00 a.m. 

Music: Reggaeton, Cumbia, Latin Dance Hits

Entry ranges from free to roughly US$5 with a drink included.

La Mala Pub, Buenos Aires

A slightly newer addition to the Buenos Aires club scene is  La Mala Pub. 

Nightclubbing in Argentina should include at least one night out with cumbia and reggaeton at the core. This is La Mala Pub’s specialty. 

Located in Los Arcos, near Crobar, there is always a staggeringly long queue for Mala Pub. 

There are a mix of ages, although you’ll find the people here tend to be slightly younger. Entry comes with a drink (spirit with a mixer) so that may be a reason! 

Half-inside, and mostly spilling to the large outdoor in the back, La Mala is always packed. (sometimes too much). 

Cumbia classics and reggaeton remixes blast, the sound systems outside are fantastic quality, and there are stages to get up on if you want to show off your moves.

Beware of the bathrooms in La Mala. They are gross and down a steep set of stairs. 

Make sure to descend the stairs carefully,, you don’t want to end up with a broken leg with so many clubs to explore. 

For a guaranteed entry without waiting in line, you can book a table and come for a late dinner to eat before the party begins. 

5. Club Bahrein 

Saramiento 1752, Congreso

Saturdays 11.50 p.m.-7 a.m. 

Music: Electronic. Dance, Techno, Drum And Bass 

Entry Fee. (Varies with event) 

CLub Bahrein, Buenos Aires

Pure Electonic music is waiting for you when you enter Bahrein, a well-known electronic, techno and drum and bass club located in the heart of Buenos Aires’ Congreso neighborhood. 

Moved from its original location in an old bank, it’s now relocated two blocks from the National Congress Building. 

The night attracts young and fashionable porteño youths and international electronic fans. 

All mix together inside, bobby up and down to the rich electronic sounds of the numerous DJs. 

Be prepared for big drops and crazy visuals, the light work in Bahrein is hypnotic and pairs perfectly with the electronic music that blasts from the speakers. 

The unofficial dress code is black, and sunglasses inside are a common sight here, but don’t be afraid to just come as you are.

 The partygoers here are non-judgemental and are mostly focused on the DJ booth, which is framed by large screens, with eclectic shapes and neon lights. 

Sweat until the early hours but hydrate and drink before you come.

The selection of drinks here is not fantastic, the bar lines are long, most beers come in cans and the security guards don’t let people refill their empty water bottles. 

6. The Roxy Live 

Cnel. Niceto Vega 5542, Palermo

Monday-Thursday 8 p.m.-11 p.m. 

Saturday-Friday 8 p.m.- 6 a.m. 

Sunday 7 p.m.-11 p.m. 

Rock, Indie,  80s, Funk, Pop

Entry Fee (Varies according to event) 

The Roxy Live has long been a favorite of live rock and 80s music fans in Buenos Aires for its live gigs featuring punk, rock and blues bands. 

On Fridays and Saturdays, The Roxy also converts into an after-hours club. 

Thanks to the music that The Roxy Live plays late into the night mostly consisting of rock, indie, 80s and funky hits expect to find a slightly less hardcore crowd than other techno clubs. 

The music is varied and so are the people. The prices are reasonable too, making it a great choice for a fun, low-pressure but high-energy night out. 

The Roxy has good vibes and a big event space, which gives plenty of room to dance. 

These are some of the best clubs in Buenos Aires to experience the vibrancy of the nightlife. 

From techno to trap, experimental to established, these clubs and events are just the tip of the clubbing iceberg enjoy in Buenos Aires at all hours. 

The only thing left to do is make like local and take a late siesta, hydrate well and dance the night away until the sun comes up, in true Argentinian style. — Hannah Burns

Buenos Aires Best Nightclubs

Writer, Hannah Burns

Hannah Burns has an M.A. from the University of Edinburgh. An Argentinphile, when not writing or out clubbing in Buenos Aires, she’s listening to music, podcasts and sitting in parks catching the sun.