The open club is good option, just you have to know wich day to go and not find a -20 years old crowd wich make things a little ackward....but go on thurday you wont mistake.
Its a good ambience and they play good music.
Dress Code: Have fun, be cool.
Oh well, if you like good old guitar songs, such as Hotel California by the Eagles, and Cat Stevens songs, and all these other ones - you will be happy to listen to them once in a while when you stay at Casa Pueblo in Mendoza.
There is a guitar in the house, and usually one of the guests will play.
Once when I was there, Yoni (from NY, US) had his own guitar with him, and a stack of songs. We were sitting in the patio each evening and singing chorus :-)
Still by now, when I listen to Father and Son by Cat Stevens, it's as if I am back there.
Oh, by the way - we knew it was the next day when we heared Joni singing Morning has broken
The pics now are from my trip in october 2005, luckily Chrischa (ha, VT member by now :-) and Felipe were there who could also play.
They have teached Daniel - so you will encounter some nice life music :-)
Update, July 18, 2007:
with the youtube possibilities I have linked the two songs with videos of Eagles and Cat Stevens (each the original versions). Click on the links - and listen to the songs, then you'll get a better idea of how the atmosphere was (or can be) in Casa Pueblo :-)
Dress Code: No dress code at all :-) Some even sit there enjoying music in their japanese yucata.... :-)
The hard lomo rock is the local, very,very local version of the Hard Rock Cafe.
Guillermo (or Guille, or Willy) the owner it's a 57 years old guy who spent almost 30 years of his life in Canada playing in several rock bands. Years after he returned to Argentina he bought the place where the Hard Lomo is to start a furniture sales business there, later, he closed the furniture shop and opened the Hard Lomo Rock offering to Mendoza a unique place for rock and blues lovers.
The Hard Lomo is a "hidden and secret place" for those who don't like the fanciness of Aristides street or the hundreds of touristy places in Mendoza, it's where locals go, where real people go and after going several times it's like Cheers "where everybody knows your name"
Every thursday night there's open microphone and not only microphone but also instruments for those who want to play (everybody sing, even GUille)
On Friday and Saturday nights there are live shows ($3.- fee)
Dress Code: No dress code at all, it's rock 'n roll baby!
Personally speaking, it is the simplest and coolest place to have a beer with friends. It's a small place away from all the touristy bars with good music and good attention too. This place is where the real people in Mendoza go to have fun, it's worth to check them out.
Dress Code: The only code is NO NAKED PEOPLE ALLOWED
This is the Beer Street of Mendoza . A continuation of Ave. Colon , Aristides (as its known to the locals) runs all the way up to the park and is crammed with pubs, bars, restaurants. Some are hip and trendy whilst others are just shops with seats outside. Go late. Best in the summer months.
In the evening, Plaza Independencia stays alive until long after midnight.
It is THE spot in Mendoza to watch any kind of performance.
When I was there, there were some theatre performances, some live music, etc.
But the best I ever saw was a group of schoolkids, who were performing capueira. Each one had a drum of different size, and they simply played - with all their heart and soul.
(I never found out which school it was - but if you are in Mendoza, strolling around the plaza in the evening and hear drums - go and watch)
Dress Code: go as you like - it's the plaza :-)
In the city there are some very good places to taste those great wines and also to have some snacks with it, one of them is Dionsio?s wine bar, other is Azafran. The one in the photo is azafran, if i could remember...
Dress Code: Casual
This place was our central meeting point during the whole time that we where there (we= me and my sis)-
BU is a great place to eat, to drink something, to meet people etc....
They have a greatly designed place and its super confortable.
Its like a garage without roof full of "living rooms" setted for you to enjoy the summer nights in Mendoza
Dress Code: Casual
La Gitana is one of the biggest discos in Mendoza. There are 3 different dancefloors inside and outside with a lot of bars. Most of the time they play spanish music. The funny thing is that there always has to be the same quantity of wimen and men. So sometimes you have to wait a bit to come in.
Dress Code: No Shorts
There are a lot of place where you can go at night. I prefer dancing. There are some discos in 'Chacras', which is 15 Km from the center. Or you can also go to 'El Challao' which is 5 Km from the center.
The nightlife start at 1:00 am and finish at 6:00.
To drink and dance 'La Guanaca' is a good option.
First you can have something for dinner, and at 2:00 starts the party.
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