Buenos Aires is without a doubt one of the must-visit cities in South America.

The Argentina capital is famous for its 19th century buildings, incredible food scene, and major cultural attractions. 

Unlike some cities, Buenos Aires at night is even better than Buenos Aires during the day.

From enjoying a traditional tango dinner show to embarking on an after-dark walking tour, continue reading for a nighttime guide to this Latin American city.

Without further ado, check out the 16 best things to do in Buenos Aires at night.

1. Buenos Aires by Night City Tour

Experience the wonder of Buenos Aires at night on this three-hour driving-meets-walking tour.

See the dazzling lights and learn what the city’s nightlife scene is all about. 

You’ll be driven through a city in a van, but will stop at various points where you’ll be able to get out and explore the attractions by foot.

Stops include the city’s most important monuments and buildings, such as the Pink House, the Women’s Bridge, the Obelisk, the Colon Theatre, and the Floralis Genérica.

You’ll also visit the hip, on-trend neighbourhood of Palermo Soho.

Finally, the tour will conclude with a drink and some snacks at a local bar.

Tour details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, local guide, drinks and snacks

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2. Milonga Tour

Going to a Milonga is like a rite of passage in Buenos Aires.

Milongas, otherwise known as tango social clubs, are everywhere in the Argentine capital.

Milongueros (tango dancers) meet to dance almost every night of the week.

This unique tour will take you away from the common tourists milongas and bring you to some of the best, most traditional clubs in the city.

See this famous Argentine art form for yourself.

There’s even an option to book a private session to learn some moves!

Tour details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure Time: 10:30 pm
  • Inclusions: Entry fees, round trip hotel transfers, bilingual service, tickets to the Milongas

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3. Buenos Aires Cooking Class

Learn how to cook like a local in this intimate cooking class.

Unlock the city’s culinary secrets and enter the kitchen of a local chef.

You’ll learn to prepare an authentic Argentine appetizer, main dish, and dessert.

While cooking, the instructor will teach you about the culinary heritage of Buenos Aires and its residents.

At the end of the class, you’ll have the opportunity to taste your culinary creations and enjoy a glass of wine.

There are vegetarian options available.

Tour details

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Departure Time: 6:00 pm
  • Departure Point: Tronador 3123, C1430DME CABA
  • Inclusions: Professional instructor, all ingredients, preparation of 3 dishes, lunch or dinner, glass of wine

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4. Traditional Tango Dinner Shows

Mingle with the locals, see an incredible show, and treat yourself to a delicious dinner.

This all in one Buenos Aires tour will allow you to experience the thrill of tango.

It’s at this dance hall, or milonga, that you’ll see the best dancers in town while indulging in complimentary drinks and an authentic dinner.

To top it off, tango lessons are included in each tour.

So if you’ve always wanted to learn this Latin American art, now’s the time!

Tango lessons are all with a professional dancer and are optional.

Inclusions for most tours

  • Tango show
  • Dinner
  • Tango lessons
  • Beverages
  • Round trip transportation

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5. 5-Course Steak Dinner in Palermo

End your day with the 5-course steak dinner of your dreams.

After all, Argentina is known for its beef.

So if you’re in Buenos Aires, leaving without enjoy a steak meal is basically a crime.

This tour will take you to a private restaurant in the trendy Palermo district.

Once there, chef Luis, a native Argentine, will begin preparing your meal.

This tradition of eating a barbecued meal with a group is called asado and is a cultural experience not to be missed.

Tour details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure Point: Jerónimo Salguero 1410, C1177AFB CABA
  • Inclusions: 5-course meal, 5 boutique wines

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6. Interactive Dinner Party

Are you an empanada fan? (And let’s be honest – who isn’t!)

Then this empanada making culinary tour is for you.

The perfect end to a day of sightseeing, this evening tour is essentially an interactive dinner party.

First and foremost, you’ll learn how to make empanadas (and close them using the famous “repulga” technique).

But you’ll also get to indulge in unlimited wine tastings.

Finally, your cooking instructor will teach you how to make mate, a popular drink, and alfajores, a delicious dessert from Argentina.

Tour details

  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Departure Time: 6:00 pm or 7:30 pm
  • Departure Point: Fitz Roy 2110, Palermo Hollywood
  • Inclusions: Empanada making class, unlimited wine tasting, meat tasting, hand gesture class, mate and alfajores class

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7. Recoleta Food Walking Tour

Live like a local by embarking on an evening walking tour of the city’s best eateries.

On this tour, you’ll taste local appetizers and even steak.

The first stop will be for empanadas.

The second stop takes you to an upscale restaurant where you can indulge in a glass of Malbec and one of the top five cuts of beef in Argentina.

The third and final stop is at a local ice cream parlour.

The tour takes place in the Recoleta neighbourhood, which is one of the most beautiful and expensive residential areas of the city.

Tour details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure Time: 12:00 pm or 7:00 pm
  • Departure Point: Junín 1790, C1113AAT CABA
  • Inclusions: Bottled water, food tasting, wine tasting, local guide

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8. Buenos Aires Wine Tasting

If you’re a wine lover, then you can’t miss this Argentinian wine tour.

This two-hour wine tasting session takes place at one of the cities finest wine cellars located in the trendy Palermo Soho neighbourhood.

An international sommelier, who speaks both English and Spanish, will be on-site to teach you all about the cellars many boutique wines.

Included in your tasting are samples of Malbec and Torrontes, two of the country’s most famous wines.

In addition to sipping on wine, you’ll learn about how the wine is created, where the country’s wine regions are located, and which wines pair with which food.

Local bites will be given out to accompany the wine.

Tour details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Departure Time: 7:00 pm
  • Departure Point: Palermo Soho
  • Inclusions: Wine tasting, all taxes and fees, professional English and Spanish-speaking sommelier

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9. Half-Day Pub Crawl

Buenos Aires is known for its nightlife.

Unwind after a long day exploring this Latin American city by booking a pub crawl tour.

This five-hour walking tour will take you to some of the hippest bars and clubs in the city.

At each spot, you’ll enjoy free drinks and priority entry.

There will also be snacks and pizza along the way.

By the end of the tour, you’ll have seen first hand why Buenos Aires’ nightlife is considered the best in the world.

Tour details

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Departure Time: 10:00 pm
  • Departure Point: Gurruchaga 1548, C1414DIF CABA
  • Inclusions: Driver, local guide, entry fees, skip the line admission, unlimited drinks, professional photographer guide

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10. Craft Beer Walk in San Telmo

If you enjoy craft beer, you’ve come to the right place!

Buenos Aires’ craft beer scene is taking off.

This informative walking tour will have you touring three of the best local breweries.

Throughout the 3 hour tour, you’ll get to try 8 local beers.

Snacks will also be served at two locations.

Appetizers are made with beer and traditional local cheeses.

Tour details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure Time: 5:00 pm
  • Inclusions: Local guide, beer tastings, snacks, entry fees

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11. Ice Cream Tour

Calling all dessert lovers!

This walking (and tasting) tour is focused on one of the best foods of all time: ice cream!

You’ll visit the city’s most famous craft ice cream parlours and taste three different types of ice cream.

Ice cream will range from savoury to cocktail-infused, so rest assured, it’ll be like nothing you’ve tasted before!

Along the way, you’ll walk through the glamorous, trendy district of Palermo.

Everything will be taken care of for you, including beverages, food and ice cream tastings, and all taxes and fees.

Tour details

  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Departure Time: 6:00 pm
  • Departure Point: Serrano 1600, Buenos Aires
  • Inclusions: Local guide, beverages, food tastings, entry fees, all taxes, ice cream tasting

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12. Soccer Games

Experience one of the most popular pastimes in Argentina: attending a football match!

You’ll be escorted to and from the stadium and accompanied by a professional guide.

Games range from Argentina’s national team to local soccer clubs like River Plate.

Your guide can answer all of your questions about the sport and its history in Argentina.

They will also tell you about the teams and players, and common fan festivities. 

An all inclusive football tour is the best way to see a game in person. 

Tour details

  • Inclusions: Entry fees, bilingual guide, hotel pick up and drop off

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13. Polo Under the Stars

See a polo match by night!

Argentina is one of the few countries where you can enjoy this regal sport.

A 4 chukkas polo match will unfold in front of your very eyes on this 5-hour tour.

Professional players on an illuminated field guarantee a night of thrilling action.

As if the evening could get any better, each tour includes authentic countryside dishes and unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks.

You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the pony line and observe the players saddling up their horses.

Tour details

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Departure Time: 7:00 pm
  • Inclusions: Unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks, professional guide, hotel pick up and drop off, entry fees, snacks

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14. Palacio Barolo

No trip to Buenos Aires is complete without visiting the iconic Palacio Barolo building.

Dating back to the early 20th century, this tour will teach you everything there is to know about the famous building.

Designed in a neo-Romanesque and neo-Gothic architectural style, seeing the building up close is an experience in itself.

This night tour will show you a new side of the city and of Palacio Barolo.

Tours end at the lighthouse, which boasts 360 degree views of the city.

At this point, the lighthouse will also be lit, allowing you to witness Buenos Aires illuminate beneath you.

Tour details

  • Duration: 1 hour 18 minutes
  • Departure Time: 10:00 pm
  • Departure Point: Palacio Barolo. Av de Mayo 1370. Buenos Aires
  • Inclusions: Bilingual tour, professional guide, entry fees

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15. Evita Museum Audio-Guided Experience

The Evita Museum is like no museum you’ve seen before.

Explore the lives of one of the most famous women in Argentine history, and even world history.

The museum is housed in a 20th century building, originally bought by the Eva Perón Social Aid Foundation.

It initially became Temporary Home No. 2 for single mothers, but was later turned into a museum. 

Permanent exhibits offer visitors insight into the key moments of Evita’s life.

Open until 7pm from Tuesday to Sunday, the Evita Museum is best explored in the evening.

Tour details

  • Duration: 1 hour 
  • Departure Point: Evita Museum
  • Inclusions: Audio tour, entry fees

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16. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Buenos Aires’ most popular attraction is none other than the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

It is the city’s top fine arts museum with 25 ground floor galleries.

It is devoted to pre-20th century European art.

The museum contains works by artists such as Renoir, Monet, Picasso, and Gauguin.

Of course, there are also stunning galleries comprising Argentine art, the largest collection of its kind in the world.

Whether you’re an art lover or not, this cultural activity is great for all.

Inclusions for most tours

  • Professional guide
  • Entry fees
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

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With so much to do in Buenos Aires, it’s impossible to be bored in this vibrant Latin American city.

There are just as many activities to enjoy in the evening as there are in the daytime, so all night owls can rest assured that they’re in good hands.

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