The guide to 14 wine bars in Buenos Aires 2024
Here in Buenos Aires, we have found some great wine bars where you can enjoy nice wine. Follow our guide to find them!
Phone: +54 11 4773 1098
Address: Thames 878, Buenos Aires
A renowned cocktail bar that sommelier Julián Diaz and his partner, designer Florencia Capella, opened in Villa Crespo at the start of the noughties. 878 has long been the spot for F&B people to congregate and gather after night shifts. While they set up ‘el ocho’ as the original speakeasy in Argentina to serve carefully crafted drinks as well as great food, they also love to renovate historic architectural properties such as notable bar Los Galgos in Congreso and Roma pizzería in Almagro.
Phone: +54 11 4773-3739
Address: Arévalo 2032, Palermo, Buenos Aires
The brainchild of sommelier Aldo Graziani, the Palermo branch of his eponymous restaurant offers up the same solid contemporary fare with Italian and Mediterranean influence and a wide array of local vintages as the Monserrat one, but in more space. The leafy front patio is a lovely spot for a lazy outdoor lunch prepared by chef Leonardo Azulay, while a dynamic team of sommeliers make excellent recommendations from the 500-strong cellar, named after the late Argentine wine writer Elisabeth Checa. They take pride in selecting vintages from small- and medium-size producers though there’s also a...
Address: Juan Ramírez de Velasco 1456
Just a block away from sibling establishment Anchoita, the Chacarita Cava (wine bar) is run with the same passion and vigour as the restaurant. A tiny space, it somehow manages to cellar not only 205 Argentine and world vintages, including 52 by-the-glass options, but also the 110 cheeses that are aged in-house. While there’s bar space with stools inside, there’s more action to be had from the tall street-side tables. Local somms, including myself, come here to sample foreign vintages at fair prices – and of course, the cheeky cheese platter.
Phone: +54 11 4809-8600
Address: Cavia 2985, Buenos Aires
Located in one of Buenos Aires’ most beautifully refurbished mansions, enjoy lunch on Casa Cavia’s gorgeous outdoor patio or dinner in the impeccably designed dining room in Palermo Chico. The restaurant’s kitchen is led by executive chef Julieta Caruso, the former right-hand woman to Andoni Luis Aduriz at Mugaritz. She takes inspiration from music, movies or literature for her seasonal menus. The extensive wine list based on small producers is managed by executive sommelier Mariana Torta. The bar is also notable; enjoy a signature cocktail at the eye-catching bar, created by talented mixologi...
Phone: +54 11 4776-5005
Address: Fitz Roy 1819
While this fish-and-seafood-led restaurant in Palermo Hollywood has long housed a great collection of vintages with plenty of whites to boot, the wine programme has gone from strength to strength since moving premises in 2022. Chef-patron Gabriel Oggero and partner Geraldine Gastaldo are hugely passionate about wine and Crizia has eye-catching purpose-built vertical cellar towers above the oyster bar, open-plan kitchen, and dining room. Ask about the notable magnum collection. Short on time, like I often am? Stop by for a half-dozen Patagonian bivalves cultivated in the open sea with a classic...
Phone: +54 11 4313-6093
Address: Arroyo 872, Buenos Aires
An absolute drinking must-visit in Buenos Aires that continually ranks as one of the World’s 50 Best Bars. Fantastic cocktails inspired by migrants and Indigenous communities are created by top bartender Tato Giovannoni; there’s also a fantastic selection of natural wines and excellent bar food, with many dishes cooked on the parrilla (grill). A hidden bar, Florería is located on a stylish street in the edgy Retiro neighbourhood in the basement of a florist and vinoteca. Giovannoni isn’t just a great bartender―he also produces vermouth, vodka and gin, and co-owns a vineyard in Patagonia’s Chub...
Address: Darwin 1111
One of 2022’s most anticipated openings, this Villa Crespo-based restaurant puts a different spin on the Argentine obsession with fire and embers while giving wine equal standing as a key ingredient. The second project from dynamic young chef Julio Báez, who also runs Julia Restaurante, the staff’s wine knowledge is second to none, given that they are all qualified sommeliers (or training to be one); the team is led by Delvis Huck, who placed second in Argentina’s Best Sommelier contest 2022. The 100-long wine list runs the length of the country, taking care to showcase diversity of terroir an...
Phone: +54 11 4811-1108
Address: Libertad 1161, AAW Buenos Aires
I love Gran Bar Danzon. This is where I stopped working as a bartender and started my training to become a sommelier over twenty years ago. It has a very comprehensive wine list, including many old vintages that are sometimes hard to find, and several different wines offered by the glass.
Phone: +54 011 7625-7836
Address: Avenida Jorge Newbery 3655
Forming part of the successful wave of wine store and restaurant hybrids in Buenos Aires, Lardito is literally blooming. Tucked away on a busy Chacarita avenue, the main dining room is dominated by a single banquet table, whose vases and floral arrangements elegantly separate diners. Lardito gets packed, so book ahead to enjoy the 300-strong label selection and small plates for sharing, such as aguachile and prawn bao. There’s no printed wine menu, so browse the vinoteca and choose your vintage with your eyes; the team tends to stock low-intervention, organic and biodynamic wines from small-...
Address: Ángel Justiniano Carranza 1059
The wine bar that kickstarted a flurry of similar openings in Chacarita, Naranjo takes pride in championing small producers of low-intervention wines, from across Argentina’s latitudes and elevations. But rather than live and die by the natural wine sword, the 180-strong cellar also features top vintages from well-known conventional producers, allowing both worlds to coexist. While there is no written list per se, I love to browse the enormous fridges and see for myself what new stock owner Nahuel Carbajo has acquired. A popular and buzzy spot, it’s definitely a place to be seen; go early to b...
Phone: +54 11 4832-5654
Address: Gorriti 5132, Buenos Aires
When it opened its doors in 2013, this wine bar in Palermo Soho quickly became one of the key places to explore Argentina’s regions one-on-one with a sommelier at wine tastings. Every afternoon Pain et Vin offers an hour-long tutored degustaciones, exploring Argentina’s wine history and grape varieties. You can also try the daily wine flight and cheese board―all the sourdough is baked in house―or take your time to savour wines by the glass or bottle.
Phone: +54 11 5171-1234
Address: Avenida Alvear 1661, Buenos Aires
Built a century ago, when Argentina was one of the richest countries on Earth, the stunning Duhau Palace is a Park Hyatt hotel today. This beautiful place, located on the legendary Avenida Alvear in Recoleta, boasts a restaurant, a cocktail and cigar bar, a wine bar and Buenos Aires’ only serious cheese cellar. It’s a food and wine lover’s paradise.
Phone: +54 11 4773-2311
Address: Gurruchaga 1149, Buenos Aires
The first wine bar in Buenos Aires to import pour-yourself-wine machines, it has shiny dispensers holding 85 wines―mostly from around Argentina―from which to choose. Simply top up a card, and slot it in before choosing the measure of choice. It’s a great way to taste your way around the country if you opt for small measures. The flagship wine bar is found in the cool Villa Crespo neighbourhood while others have rolled out in the Mercado de los Carruajes market, La Plata and in Mendoza city. Come for the wine, and stay for dinner at this buzzy spot, or simply for a palate-cleansing cocktail.
Address: Jorge Luis Borges 1965
This wine bar is located in the thick of the Palermo Soho action, yet manages to retain an air of much-needed tranquillity. One of the joys of coming to Vini – a joint project set up by sommeliers and best friends Luciano ‘Lucky’ Sosto and Aldo Graziani – is that around six of the 60 listed vintages are opened every day to enjoy by the glass and this changes up every fortnight; put yourself in Lucky’s hands and literally go with the flow. The focus, albeit not exclusively, is on low intervention and easy-drinking wines and there are also a few vertical gems; enjoy them on the street-side deck...