Gay Guide to
Where to find the best LGBTIQ atmosphere
Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is one of the favorite tourist destinations for the international LGBT community. Its excellent gay-friendly environment, combined with a wide range of hotels, saunas, and other entertainment centers, make the Argentine capital an excellent place to visit at any time of the year. Don’t miss this comprehensive gay guide to Buenos Aires, featuring all the essentials.
Discotheques & Pubs
Spa & Sauna
Let’s say you’ve been in the Argentine capital for a week already, and you’re not in the mood for going out at night, but you still want to experience the local scene. Well, for those occasions, our gay guide recommends a daytime visit to Buenos Aires’ most gay-friendly café.
Pride is a gay café open every day until 8 pm, but don’t let the term “café” fool you, they also serve cocktails and alcoholic beverages.
Discotheques & Pubs
In the heart of Palermo, you’ll find Peuteo, open on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 7:00 PM to 3:00 AM. It’s a common spot for those planning to go to the Human or Rheo nightclubs afterward. It’s worth mentioning that Peuteo is also hetero-friendly.
Another option in Palermo is the bar Sitges, located on Avenida Córdoba. It’s one of the most popular spots among local gay and lesbian individuals aged between 20 and 30 years. Drag queen shows are held there from Monday to Friday. It’s very close to the Amerika nightclub.
Flux Bar is a place where you can enjoy great music and dance to the rhythm. It has a more festive atmosphere, and on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, they often have guest DJs. Another establishment that offers a great ambiance during the week is Fiesta Jollie, with the motto “Wednesday is the new Saturday.” This one is located on Avenida Juan B. Justo.
For those who love culture in general, we recommend Casa Brandon, which also opens in the mornings every day of the week. Besides hosting parties, you can watch films, videos, listen to music, enjoy art exhibitions, grab a bite, and have drinks here. It’s one of the bars that offers the most diverse possibilities.
Saunas & Spas
One of the most well-known is Madison Club, where you can find both dry and wet saunas, as well as darkrooms.
A Full Spa is another widely demanded option. Similarly, Unikus Spa offers similar features and has been open for over 20 years, attracting men of middle age.
Nagasaki – Men’s Club is focused on those interested in the leather subculture. It provides spaces for encounters, along with a sauna and various private cabins. It is located in Balvanera on Aguero Street, 427.
History tells us that over a century ago, tango was exclusively danced among men in the low neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. As the dance gained popularity, it began to be practiced by both men and women as partners. However, it wasn’t until 2002 that tango queer or same-sex tango schools were established, just like in the old days.
A milonga is a venue where people go to dance tango. Currently, there are 2 milongas in Buenos Aires that offer classes for the LGBT community.
La Marshall: They have a class every Friday at 10:30 pm. Address: Riobamba 416 in San Telmo. Website: lamarshallmilonga.com.ar
Tango Queer: They offer classes every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 8:30 pm. On Tuesdays, the venue is the Maldita Milonga in San Telmo, and on Thursdays, it’s at the Argentine Tango School in the Borges Cultural Center in Recoleta. Tango Queer Buenos Aires.