Welcome to Buenos Aires Nightlife Gay Scene


 Critics' choice

Saturday's State at the revitalised, cathedral-like Alsina is the talk of electro partyland these days. With a capacity of around 3,000 and a roster of global major leaguers...

Adolfo Alsina 940
Major venue

Axel Buenos Aires


There's nothing particularly Argentin-ian about the Axel, South America's first all-gay luxury hotel. So don't look for any local flavour in the Axel Kitchen, a restaurant with...

Venezuela 649
Major venue



The boys are finally outnumbering the girls on some nights, so the recent push to gay up the disco seems to be working. For a reasonable price (the cover charge ranges from...

Lavalle 345

Casa Bolívar


A charming apartment hotel, gay-friendly Casa Bolívar is set in a converted mansion with 14 rooms, open patios, a new gym and some eye-catching interior design touches. Rooms...

Bolívar 1701

Casa Brandon

Bars & pubsClubs

Where's a girl to go when she just wants to have fun? Try this four-level house - named after Brandon Teena, the transgender teen played by Hilary Swank in the 1999 film Boys...

Luís María Drago 236

El Teatro


Set in a spectacular old theatre equipped with two bars, El Teatro is decidedly a rocker joint: the bars don't have imported whiskey, just beer and basic drinks. But the great...

Federico Lacroze 3455


Bars & pubsClubs

A good two years past its prime, Glam still packs lots of beautiful gay guys in on Thursdays (AR$25; AR$15 with a pass) and Saturdays (AR$30; AR$20 with a pass), with...

Cabrera 3046

Pride Café

Restaurants & cafés

This gay-friendly San Telmo meeting point has cute young waiters, a good early crowd, and a decent music mix. Best food choice: café cortado and a slice of pie.

Balcarce 869


 Critics' choice

As much a runway/posing area as a club night, the new Friday party in Crobar's side space debuted in March and already has three things going for it: BA's best-looking gay...

Avenida Libertador 3886


Restaurants & cafés

In the heart of one of downtown's least varied culinary districts, smack in the pizzeria-heavy Broadway of Buenos Aires, Avenida Corrientes, is Sattva, a charming vegetarian...

Montevideo 446 entre Lavalle y Avenida Corrientes


Bars & pubs

One of BA's few options for gays and lesbians looking for a bar stool where they can kill an hour or two before hitting the dancefloor. Some nights, drag comedy, musical...

Avenida Córdoba 4119



The boys are finally outnumbering the girls, so the recent push to gay up the disco on Wednesdays and Fridays at Bahrein seems to be working. Why rise and shine at the crack of...

Lavalle 343