Gran Bar Danzon, Buenos Aires
Gran Bar Danzon is a cool place. But be aware. It is VERY crowed and you can barely move inside if you arrive later than 1030 or so.
They have a good wine list here and do enough business that the wine is always fresh. You won’t worry about it sitting on the shelf for a week since the last glass was poured. I admit though when here I usually go for the Quilmes. They do serve food here as well which is pretty good.
Dress Code: I come here in the early after dinner stages of a Thursday or Friday evening usually as one of the many jumping off points I’ll hit before landing in one of the clubs.
I hear the food is good at Gran Bar Danzon, but I wouldn't know. We got there about midnight when the young Buenos Aires crowd was there listening to the pounding music and looking hip in their mostly black fashionable outfits. We made our way to the far corner of the bar, sat down and spent the next two hours tasting Argentine wines recommended by the gorgeous sommelier, Fernanda Fazekas. She knew her stuff, made wonderful recommendations, and introduced us to several new pleasures. Over the course of the tasting, it was as if we were her only customers, so attentive was her service. Prices were resonable, and it's a great place to wind down after a large meal.
Dress Code: Casual, but hip, except for us of course. Blue jeans are always fashionable.
It is a shame that a bar with such great reviews in years past has become such an offensive place. The service is lacking,to say the least. The prices now match the service - apalling. A glass of house wine was 25 pesos last night!!!! I have been here several times in the past and suddenly the waitstaff and the prices have changed drastically for the worse. I have been in Buenos Aires for 6 months and have to say I have not been treated worse than in this bar (my friends and I all ordered in Spanish.) There are so many better places to visit! Buenos Aires is filled with wonderful places and this is no longer one of them.
This is no doubt a very chic lounge/restaurant. It's also a perfect place to take a date or meet with a group of friends before heading out to a club later in the night. It tends to get very packed Wednesdays through Saturdays (and at times it is difficult to find space) so table reservations are a good idea. I found the food to be good, not great, but the atmosphere makes up for it.
Dress Code: Relatively upsacle so dress appropriately
This is great bar and lounge, nice music, a lot of people, The bartenders are very good, they have a lot of different liquors, nice diversity of whiskeys,bourbons and single malts. They also have a very nice wine dispencer to sell wine by glassese. The ambience is with low light, Cuisine is very sophisticated. Mostly hight class Clientelle,
Bar Danzon is like a hip New York bar, in the center of B.A. It's modern, dark, and cool. It reminds of me of the 10th street lounge in NYC. It's a great place to go to hangout and meet people, and have some appetizers.
(Note: this tip only refers to the bar section) This upscale and trendy restaurant/bar has great atmosphere with its modern low slung furniture and muted earthy tones but their service needs to catch up with the decor. GBD was recommended by a restauranteur friend and we were intially very intrigued by the sleek modern interior design, chill out music and moody lighting. The well developed drink menu attempts to offers exotic twists on old fashioned favorites such as martinis and other cocktails. However, even when the bar was less than half full, our drinks took an eternity to arrive. Upon delivery the drinks weren't as tasty as expected. There was nothing passionate about a Manhattan Passion, their Lemon Drop wasn't lemon-y, and the old favorite Caipirinha was bland and sloppy. Too bad since the bar's decor (including a spectacular bathroom) is comfortable, hip and sleek. You can still order your favorite cervezas tho'.
Dress Code: Casual chic suggested, not sure if there's an actual requirement.
Contemporary New York meets South America in this welcoming bar/restaurant with a long bar, plush sofas and intimate lighting.
Cocktail aficionados will not be disappointed here, nor will anyone else with the truly impressive choice of spirits on offer or the delectable sushi. This is where the city’s sophisticates and movers n' shakers go to play.