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Fun night of tango

We went on a Friday night, and stayed for 3.5 hours. For an Argentinian who may have grown up... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Andrea M
Intimate and Nostalgic

We went to Bar Sur because we are fans of Wong Kar-Wai’s movie “Happy Together”. The movie was... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
Hong Kong, China
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299 Estados Unidos | San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We were walking in front of the bar in late afternoon, taking pictures, when the owner/waiter invited us inside for a look. Nice little bar with a fifty years history; the place looked charming and we decided to come back later to have “a true...More

Thank benrimaz
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We went on a Friday night, and stayed for 3.5 hours. For an Argentinian who may have grown up around tango, this place may seem a bit cheesy and touristy, but as Americans, it was a great way for us to see tango in a...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We went to Bar Sur because we are fans of Wong Kar-Wai’s movie “Happy Together”. The movie was partly filmed here. There was a picture of the movie in the bar. We made the reservation on their website a few hours before the show. We...More

2  Thank MidcoVincent
Reviewed 6 January 2018

It is true, that you can sense a long gone Tango vibe in here but... today the vibe is different. Stuffed in a beautiful old bar setting with a bunch of other tourist willing to pay a hefty entry fee for a 'real Tango experience',...More

2  Thank schulmattias
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

I looked forward to visiting the bar because of a famous film in Hong Kong. Didn’t really expect a show but I just wanted to check out and have a drink. But it turned out that it opened on 9ish and only allowed admission with...More

1  Thank nicholet659
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

The dancers are great, the musicians are great even they are old. The staff is super friendly as well. If you are the fan of the movie - Happy Together from Hong Kong. You have to check it out.

1  Thank SamC5385
Reviewed 1 December 2017

I was in BA for 10 days. I am a photographer. I checked out two expensive and high profile tango shows in the city. While they were very nice, I wanted something more intimate, something more local. That's when I came across this little jewel....More

Thank kchae
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Loved to be back in the great tango decades of the 19 century. Perfect for a romantic, intimate tango evening in this cosy, dark, red curtained bar. Outstanding personal serves you very personal (waiter, dancers, musicians,....) Show and music so fits for this place. Wish...More

1  Thank RolandS2511
Reviewed 23 August 2017

If you come to Buenos Aires and want to see Tango, this is the place to go! Bar Sur is located at a small cobblestone corner in beautiful San Telmo and after knocking the door the Maitre (who took lovely care of us) lets you...More

Thank Juules88
Reviewed 6 July 2017

After hearing reports of the deafening, Disney-fied "Señor Tango" tango-gaucho-dinner experience our friends attended, the two of us asked our hotel concierge to recommend some place a little more intimate and authentic. They didn't hesitate to suggest Bar Sur, one of BA's oldest tango clubs,...More

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San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San
Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made
Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many
different cultures: a true child of immigration, much
like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after
dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both
locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee
hours of the morning. During the day, the antique
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Response from msmiya2016 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Bar Sur is 4km from your hotel, as taxis there are quite cheap maybe you would rather to get the taxi. But I don't see any problem if you want to walk to there specially as you will be with a group at 8pm / 9pm there. If... More