Five Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ in Buenos Aires

Number Four: During a night on the town
By Mark Chesnut for PASSPORT Magazine
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Nightlife Resources
Bach Bar: Lesbian/gay bar, open Tuesday through Sunday.

Casa Brandon: Every Sunday at 8 P.M. Casa Brandon hosts queer tango lessons, followed by open tango dancing at 10 P.M. About $3 for the class, $2.50 for the open dance.

El Cubo: Alternative theater and stage shows.

La Marshall: Same-sex tango classes are offered on Wednesdays at 10:30 P.M., followed by a show and open tango dancing at 11:30 P.M.

Teatro Colón: The grand dame of Buenos Aires theatres, the Col√≥n hosts opera, orchestras, and other performances.

When night falls, Buenos Aires shimmers. Theaters echo with the sound of applause, bars resonate with clinking glasses, and nightclubs thump with beats from the best DJs.

A good way to start the evening is with a live show. At the Teatro Colón, the city's most famous event venue, you can enjoy a classic opera like La Traviata or a performance by the Buenos Aires philharmonic orchestra. If Broadway-style entertainment is more your thing, head to one of the many theaters that present live musicals (you'll be able to splurge on the best seats for a fraction of the price you'd pay in the States). For less-conventional theater, check out what's on stage at El Cubo, which showcases alternative works, including gay-themed plays and performances.

No visit to Buenos Aires would be complete without seeing a tango show—but actually dancing it with your other half is a much more romantic, passionate experience. You can learn the dance that has charmed locals for decades at any gay milonga (a dance hall where tango is featured). Several organizations, including La Marshall and Casa Brandon, host gay milongas, with classes first, followed by plenty of time to practice your moves.

If you're interested in a traditional gay nightclub or bar, Buenos Aires has a seemingly endless array. Bulnes Class is one of the classiest lounges for gay men, and Bach Bar is a tiny but lively place that now draws a fun mix of lesbians and gay men to its dance floor.

Published: 11 Aug 2008 | Last Updated: 22 Jan 2013
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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