Argentina is famous for its great wine, but you might be surprised that since 2001 Argentines have actually consumed more beer per capita than wine. The country has a long beer making history since many of the immigrants that populated Argentina came from countries famous for beer such as Germany, Switzerland, Poland and Ireland. An exciting trend in Buenos Aires in just the past couple years is an explosion of microbreweries producing high quality and more interesting beers than the ever present Quilmes lager. While you might arrive to Buenos Aires wanting to consume all the steak and malbec wine you can (something we can definitely take care of on our food tours), we predict you’ll have a hampering for a good beer one day! Here are some of our favorite places to get a beer in Buenos Aires.
Nola – Having just opened a few months ago, the Nola gastropub in Palermo can definitely be called a huge success. Chef Liza is serving delicious and simple New Orleans influenced food, and Ticol and Marcelo, the brothers behind Broeders beer, are producing some of the best beers in Argentina, including a great IPA, a beer not easy to find in the country. Our recommendation, one of the delicious chicken sandwiches and a honey beer!
Antares – Now with brewpubs throughout the country, Mar del Plata based Antares is a pioneer or microbrews in Argentina. They have 3 locations in Buenos Aires, all quite lively. Our favorite beers are the Scotch Ale and the Barley Wine.
Barbaroja – This brewery has produced beer since 2001, but just recently opened their own pub in the heart of San Telmo, serving their entire selection of beers on tap and some bar food to go along with it.
Bodega Cervecera – Right in the heart of Palermo Soho, Bodega Cervecera offers a wide selection of microbrews from across Argentina including some great Patagonian ales.
Buena Birra Social Club – Located in Colegiales, this small bar has 6 rotating local beers on tap and a selection of snacks.
Cervecería Nacional – This bar offers many Argentine microbrews. The space is small and floods out into the streets after work.
Jerome – Mendoza based Jerome has recently expanded to have a brewpub in Palermo. The space is split between a very lively indoor area and a nice outdoor patio with its own bar.