Buenos Aires has the widest range of theatre plays in Latin America.
Most of the theatres are on Avenida Corrientes. You will find all kind of plays, from Broadway hits to local plays that touch any subject.
If you know some spanish you should go and see a play, the quality of the actors is as good as in Brodway or London.
One of the pleasures of visiting Buenos Aires is lingering in its cafes, whether with newspaper, a book or a friend and soaking up the ambience. The city is not called 'the Paris of the south' for nothing. Buenos Aires has a popular cafe culture. On almost every street corner you will see at least one cafe. Most of them offer both indoor and outdoor seating. While indoor cafes are usually decorated with objects related to tango, old photos or art, outdoors offer a good point for people-watching which is always an interesting thing to do when visiting a new city.
Cafes are integral to life in Buenos Aires. It is common for someone to seat at a cafe for hours and order nothing more then a coffee though it is quite common for Porteños to have their breakfast, cafe con leche y medialunas (cafe latte and croissants). Most of cafes offer variety of cakes and pastries, and sometimes you can get empanadas, salads or sandwiches as well.
Thanks to Italian immigrants Buenos Aires has excellent coffee. You can choose between cafe (espresso), cafe cortado (espresso with a little milk) and cafe con leche (mix of half coffee and half milk). And for those with a sweet tooth, there is chocolate con churros (thick hot chocolate with sticks of fried sweet pastry which you dip into the chocolate).
There are cafes for everyone: cafes for atmosphere (Confiteria Ideal, El Hipopotomo, El Federal), traditional cafes, literary cafes, bookshop cafes (Clasica y Moderna) and entertainment bars. Among the oldest cafes, the famous ones are Cafe Tortoni, Las Violetas, Confiteria Richmond, La Biela and La Giralda.
We often found ourselves at Temple Bar to grab some drinks and hang out. Our favorite thing was the pool table. We had a good time playing some pool and enjoying each other's company. The pool was free and the equipment was provided by the bar.
Buildings of several architectural epochs are to be found within BsAs. Many times, old epochs are simply demolished to make way for the new. Here, on the western edge of Plaza Lavalle across from the Teatro Colon, is a small attempt at saving a portion of the past. One original tower has been retained, to front the cold black steel and glass building lying behind.
San Telmo Nightlife Tour
The only Pub Crawl in BsAs... a must for any traveler who wants to truly experience the Buenos Aires nightscene. They currently meet every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening at 9PM in San Telmo at Cyrano Resto-Bar (Chile 686). The cost is 50 pesos and this is what you get: one hour of all you can drink beer and wine and all you can eat pizza and empanadas; a welcome shot at the next four bars; an entrance into Club Museum (arguably the best boliche in San Telmo) where you will hop the large line VIP-style. I went with a couple friends and we had a blast... met some gorgeous Swedish ladies and danced at Museum until the sun came up. I host travellers through CouchSurfing.com and I haven't any reviews other than A+++! Pants may be required to enter Club Museum