Argentina was the first country in Latin America to legalise gay marriage in 2010 with full adoption rights and since then it has blazed the way in becoming Latin America’s no 1 gay-friendly destination.
The gay scene is spread out across the city, but the nucleus of gay live is Palermo a cool and hip barrio close to the other two gaybourhoods, San Telmo and Recoleta.Most of the gay bars are in Palermo. Bars and clubs tend to blend into each other with all staying open until the early hours of the morning. You will need a disco map in this city if you intend to party!
Check out Pride Cafe for an early snack in San Telmo. Their The dulce de leche brownie is legendary. For partying, our favourite venue is Glam a mix of sexy guys, great pop and latin music and a fun relaxed vibe. Sitges is one of the longest running bars in Buenos Aires, in a city where things change every season! There are some great drag shows from Thursday nights. Sitges is where all the boys go to be seen on Saturdays!
Those looking for something more masculine and beary should check out Contramano! Classic pop and Latin music with cheap drinks make this a hot farourite of those looking for no frills fun!
End your night in Amerika, the biggest club in Latin America! 2000+ guys dancing every weekend with their tops off! Yum. The scene comes alive from Thursday to Sunday with one off nights taking place in the big clubs and bars! Finally, don’t miss a visit to Peuteo, one of the newer bars in the city that has fast become an institution with its cheeky bar men and great cocktails.
The range of hotels on offer in Buenos Aires is superb. Palermo is home to some great boutique venues with sublime Spas and great rooftop pools. Recoleta is home to some of the finest 5 star hotels in the city while San Telmo is host to the hippest hostels for those on a budget.
Wile you are in Buenos Aires, make sure you check out the Gay Tango shows and classes at La Marshall on Fridays and Tango Queer every Tuesday and Thursday, great fun and very sensual. The Feria de San Telmo is perfect for those who like antiquing! And once your are done shopping, enjoy a steak at one of the city’s many Parillas, famous steakhouses offering stunning meat dishes.
Finally, no trip to Buenos Aires would be complete without a visit to the Casa Rosada, the Recoleta Cemetary and the Evita Museum! Yes, she is everywhere in the city! Those looking for an upscale treat should head to Puerto Madero and catch a Tango show at the world famous Faena Hotel!