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Ice skating in Buenos Aires

If you are visiting Buenos Aires during the winter and want to try some ice skating, this week the Paseo Alcorta shopping opened an ice rink. The mall will host an ice rink until September and it it will cost $ 40 for 45 minutes. In addition, shows and demonstrations will be offered during the weekends.

And, beyond entertainment, if you are looking to take classes and have fun while doing a different exercise, you can visit other ice rinks such as My Way in Palermo, Winter in Caballito or  The Ice Planet in Flores.

  • Paseo Alcorta:
 Av. Figueroa Alcorta & Salguero
  • My Way: 
Av. Cabildo 20, Palermo. Tel.: 4773-0236/4771-7690
  • Winter:
 Yerbal 1617, Caballito.
Tel.: 4631-7883
  • The Ice Planet:
 Av. Rivadavia 7431, Flores.
Tel.: 4611-9218

Cooltips: 6 places to see and be seen @ Buenos Aires night

Caracas Bar

Caracas Bar has become  the spot where latinamerican expats meet. Open from Monday to Saturday, from 7pm. They have a terrace where you can try all sorts of Ron.
Caracas Bar: Guatemala 4802, tel.: 4776-8704.


Another new bar: they opened las year and thanks to their great garden they have become once of the most visited bar before going out to party all night long. Open from Tuesday to Thursday from 8pm to 2 am. Saturday from 9pm to 4 am.
Gorriti 5151, Palermo. Tel.: 4832-1745.

Makena Cantina Club

From Monday to Monday you’ll see live bands: every day there is something going on. Since it’s not very big, we suggest you getting there early.
Open from 8am to 4 pm and from 8 pm.
Fitz Roy 1519, Palermo. Tel.: 4772-8281.


One of the most succesfull bars of San Telmo: their specialty is beer. Open from Monday to Sunday, from 6pm.
Perú 895, San Telmo. Tel.: 4362-5310.

Frank’s Bar

One of the first speakeasies of Buenos Aires. Great drins & music. In order to get in you’ll need a password, which can be obtained following the clues on teir Facebook page.
Open fron 10pm
Arévalo 1445.

Crobar Buenos Aires

The great heir of the local electronic move, thanks to its location and good selection of international DJs. Open only on Fridays, Saturdays.
Crobar Buenos Aires is on Marcelino Freire s / n (near Av del Libertador 3886), Paseo de la Infanta, Arch 17, Palermo. Ticket prices range from $ 40 to $ 100. Do not go with your cap on, they will not let you in.

La Noche en Vela: sleepless in Buenos Aires

It’s a night to enjoy in Buenos Aires.

La Noche en Vela will have three circuits (Central, South and North) and over 100 proposals in 60 artistic and cultural meeting places of Buenos Aires.

Music, theater, dance, video projections and monumental multimedia installations will be the main attractions. In addition, one hundred bars, restaurants and pizzerias in the city will join the party extending their working shifts and will offer special menus, as well as 50 Buenos Aires hotels will offer special deals and discounts.

The tourist bus service will also be available during this sleepless night. They have a double-deck (no ceiling on the top floor), with capacity for 50 seated passengers and a special tour guide. They leave every half hour from the corner of Florida and Ave. Roque Sáenz Peña. The round trip takes 2 hours 45 minutes, but passengers can get on and off at any stop. Tickets can be purchased on the same bus or the Tourist Information Centre of the city government, located in Florida and Diagonal Norte.

From 7pm Saturday May 26th. to 7am Sunday May 27th

More info of La noche en Vela: / lanocheenvela

International Bike Day

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving” – Albert Einstein.

In order to promote this mean of transportation and draw attention to the rights of cyclists, April 19th has been established International Bike Day.

The bicycle is an economic and ecological alternative: it is also beneficial to our health at all ages and friendly environment. Both within the city and in rural environments the use of the bicycle is the catalyst for a healthier life in a responsible society.

Visit and discover a different Buenos Aires: rent a bicycle with La Bicicleta Naranja or Bike tours. You won’t regret it.

Rolling down BA: In line skating

In line skating (or rollerblading) is a different way of doing physical activity outdoors. Not only you can have fun, but you can also tone up your legs and improve your cardiovascular endurance. And in Buenos Aires there are several places to go and practice:

They offer free roller slalom classes every Saturday at 4 pm at the Rose Garden of Palermo.

This group of skaters meet every Friday night in Puerto Madero and start skating down to Palermo. The tour also includes dinner at Costanera. If you’ve never skate at night before it is best to sign up for a daily tour.

Patin Day
This group meet every Saturday at 16 at the Hilton Hotel in Puerto Madero (Macacha Güemes to 300). The tour lasts approximately 2 hours and almost always ends in the Rose Garden of Palermo. Must be an intermediate level skater in order join.

There are no excuses: go around Buenos Aires and have fun!

New Year’s celebrations @ Buenos Aires

Once dinner is over…is time to go out to celebrate, dance and drink with friends. What to do on December 31st? Check the options:

-La Boutique (formerly known as Museum)
The Irish DJ and producer Simon Patterson will be playing on this December 31, after midnight. Simon began his career in the music business with an A & R, a position he held over several labels. Tickets at door go between $100 to $200 pesos.
Peru 535, San Telmo

-Get Out! of the city
A classic of Buenos Aires’ New Year. This year Javier Bussola, Thomas Penton, JP Sgalia and Seven Eleven will be playing at Parque Santa Maria. The property has private parking. Tickets $ 50 pesos (only thru Ticketek).
(Camino del Buen Ayre km.16., entrada por Buenos Aires Golf Club)

-Max Graham @ Privilege
Canadian Dj Max Graham, will be playing progressive house, house, techno and trance. Doors open at 00.30 hours and the ticket will cost $ 80 pesos.
Avenida Costanera Rafael Obligado 1661, Costa Salguero,

-End of the year party of Il Ballo del Mattone
The artie trattoria of Palermo Hollywood invites you to celebrate the new year with them. More info at 4776-4247 or via email to
Gorriti 5737, Palermo Hollywood.

-New Year’s Eve @ Crobar Buenos Aires
Crobar proposes a trance party from 1 AM, where the star the night will be Dutch DJ and producer Sander van Doom. Tickets at the door will be $130 pesos.
Marcelino Freyre s / n [alt. Avenida Libertador 3886], Paseo de la Infanta, Arco 17

-Clubland NYE
The British duo Layo & Bushwaka return to Argentina to perform at the end of year party Clubland Buenos Aires. Along with this duo, local DJs Marcos Paz, Felix Galeano and Emiliano will be playing as well. Tickets at the door $150 pesos. Doors open at 00.30 pm.
Avenida Costanera Norte & La Pampa.


Bookstore night @ Buenos Aires

Bookstore night @ Buenos Aires
Nov 26th

Bookstore night is a multidimensional event that seeks to promote the sale of books and honor the historic tradition of bookstores in the city of Buenos Aires, whose geographical axis is Corrientes Ave.

One night a year,  Corrientes Ave. becomes pedestrian between Callao and Talcahuano st., and the most emblematic bookstores & bars become venues for book presentations, roundtables and other cultural events.

Check  the complete schedule here