Where to Celebrate New Years Eve in Buenos Aires
Article by Rachael Leonie.
This city never needs an excuse to throw a party, and New Years Eve is no different. Whether you’re looking to party, relax, or eat (and eat well), Buenos Aires is brimming with options for all its dwellers. Check out our top picks below.
For the Party Animal
Of course at the top of our list is some good ol’ organized festivities provided by Buenos Aires Pub Crawl. Say “hasta never” to 2014 with BA’s famed and favorite traveling guzzlers, beginning at Vintage’s Bar on Gorriti and ending at HYPE. If complementary champagne, pizza, and free club entrances aren’t your thing then look to BA’s more popular clubs including PACHA and Niceto for similar parties, beginning right before midnight and carrying on into the wee hours of 2015.
For the Family Man
If you’ll be celebrating with kids in tow, head to Puerto Madero. Grab a bench near Puente de la mujer and enjoy the fireworks spectacle that starts around 10 and picks up right before the clocks strikes midnight. Spectating is encouraged, so make an event out of it by bringing a blanket to stay warm, purchasing Freddo for the kiddies, and popping open some bubbly for the more mature viewers.
For the Posh Porteño (or Elegant Expat)
For the classier crowd, look no further than BA’s most beloved hotels for a posh, and memorable, año nuevo. Hotel Madero boasts a complete New Year’s Eve package including dinner, a tasting menu, open bar, DJ, and live shows that last throughout the night. Make your reservation early, to not miss out on the renowned chef’s tiger lobster, caviar, and pink salmon dishes. Another delicious option is Restaurant UCO at Hotel Fierro, where chef Edward Holloway will be whipping up a special menu for the city’s festive diners.
For the Romantic
They say the way you spend New Year’s is a peek into how you’ll be spending the subsequent year. If that’s true you’ll want to make New Year’s with your latin lover a romantic one. Spend the Eve touring El Palacio Barolo on Avenida de Mayo. The tour ends shortly before midnight in the building’s lighthouse, where bird’s eye heights allow for a great view of the fireworks display. Seal the romantic outing with a beso, then continue your night at one of the nearby restaurants and bars along the avenida.
How will you be celebrating the New Year in Buenos Aires? Tell us in the comments below!