the best bars to taste free and drink with discounts of up to 50 percent

the best bars to taste free and drink with discounts of up to 50 percent
the best bars to taste free and drink with discounts of up to 50 percent

World Whiskey Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May and both lovers of the spirit and the uninitiated have the opportunity to approach this drink that knows no borders: from classic Scotch to Japanese, whiskey is drunk all over the world.

In Buenos Aires, lovers of the king of spirits They are in congratulations this Saturday. And the curious who want to start knowing what it is about, too.

The celebration, established at the initiative of Blair Bowman, author of The Pocket Guide to Whiskey, is an ideal date to take advantage of free tastings, 2 for 1, discounts and cocktails specially created for the occasion.

Among the numerous proposals in the City, there are bars specializing in whiskey and others that offer all types of drinks, and even restaurants that They have a portfolio of labels that are worth knowing. Classic drinks with a signature touch or own creations based on local ingredients.

Sede, the Chacarita whiskey bar that attracts young people.

Whiskey Day: where there is free tasting, promotions and discounts

King Montagu

Set like a palace, the Rey Montagu bar celebrates this May 18th from 7 p.m. with a free tasting of the classic Jameson Irish Whiskey. You can try this distillate from Ireland that is distinguished by its floral fragrance, its softness and its caramel flavor, with spicy and woody notes.

The original presentation of The Secret of Captain Cook, in King Montagu.

Furthermore, there is a 50% off in select signature cocktails, such as Captain Cook’s Treasure, a potent version of the Boulevardier with chocolate-infused Irish whiskey and other special ingredients.

Armenia 1471, Palermo. From Wednesday to Saturday from 7 to 2. IG: @rey.montagu

Pasto House

From 5 to 7 p.m., the Palermo grill offers a 2×1 in one of the favorite cocktails of your proposal. You get two drinks for the price of one from El Viejo, based on bourbon, rum and cinnamon and vanilla syrup.

Two for one in Casa Pasto cocktails

The cocktail is presented in a short glass with an ice cube, scented with walnut and topped with a dried orange. Bartender Ailén Alvarez suggests drinking it after food, accompanied by a dessert.

Nicaragua 4557, Palermo. Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 24. IG: @casapastobsas


In addition to grilled cuts of meat, a clay oven and a plow disc, this May 18 the restaurant and winebar will serve the New York Sourmade with Jim Beam, lemon juice, simple syrup, red wine, egg white and an orange peel garnish.

New York Sour, a creation of Malcriado.

With sweet and citrus notes, you can try it for a promotional price of $5900.

Martín Fierro 3249, Parque Leloir and Ramal Pilar Km 36.5 (Shopping TOM), Tortuguitas. Every day from 10 to 1 am. IG: @malcriado_fuegosyvinos


Whiskey has its space at 878, Photo: Luciano Thieberger.

Perhaps one of the most emblematic bars in Palermo, it opened its doors in 2004 and has remained in force since then. With Julián Díaz and Florencia Capella at the helm, they mix gourmet dishes (the chard fritters are indescribable) with drinks based on their own whiskey, Barricada.

In today’s celebration there will be Barricada 43 (with self-made whiskey, sherry, aperol, sour orange, leicaj syrup and lime). Plus the “8” classics like Old Fashioned 43 (curly bitters, organic sugar and orange peel); Manhattan Argento (Barricada, La Fuerza Sidereal and bitter crespo; Barricardier (whiskey, Campari, rosso vermouth). All with special prices between $6,000 and $7,000.

Whiskey drinks at 878. Photo: Luciano Thieberger

almost hidden on Thames Street “the 8”, as his fans call him, makes the list of the best 50 bars in the world, produced by Drink International magazine.

Thames 878, Villa Crespo. Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday to Saturday from 7 p.m. to 3 p.m. IG: @878bar

More bars where Whiskey Day is celebrated


At the Mixtape bar, run by Pablo Pignatta, this Saturday, May 18, will debut a cocktail based on Scotch whiskey: The Whiskey Highball, with scotch whiskey with katsuobushi, sparkling water and a lemon peel zest, served in a highball glass with ice.

A new cocktail with scotch on Mixtape Photo: Shutterstock.

Mixtape is the first kissa style bar in Buenos Aires, an oriental-inspired bar where cocktails and music merge (curated by Bobby Flores). In addition, there are Scotch, Irish, American and Japanese whiskey labels on the menu.

Franklin D. Roosevelt 1806, Belgrano. Tuesday to Thursday from 7 p.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. IG:


In this small bar where if the weather is good people spill out onto the sidewalk, there are no armchairs but rather minimal tables and high stools. Depending on the day, sounds trap, reggaeton, hip hop, house, disco or electronic music. The DJs change every night. Fritters, croquettes, tortillas and cheeses are served.

Whiskey drinks at Sede bar. Photo: Juan Manuel Foglia.

Starting at 8 p.m., the bar and Johnnie Walker join forces to celebrate Whiskey Day. To celebrate the cocktail will debut El Consuelo, created by Magui Caviasso, Diageo Brand Ambassador.

Next to her, there will also be Vir Calderón, head of the Headquarters bar and the gastronomic group, serving classics like Penicillin and Old Fashioned. The meeting is open to the public and will also feature a special DJ Set, led by Jim López.

Guevara 421, Chacarita. Open from Wednesday to Saturday from 6 p.m. Instagram: @sedewhisky

President Bar

The Presidente Bar, one of the best in Buenos Aires.

Seba García, partner and creative director of Presidente, swears that in this bar that is part of the world ranking of the 50 Best they prepare “the best Penicillin in Buenos Aires”, with lemon juice, organic honey and “wonderful” ginger, more Johnnie Walker Black Label. Quality inputs, he says, make the difference.

In the letter there are some labels that are difficult to find in the country: Port Charlotte Bruichladdich, Compass box oak cross, The Epicurean or Loch Lomond Signature.

Whiskey on the rocks at Presidente Bar.

Among the cocktails, the Love Milano (which García brings from his time at Frank’s) based on Scotch whiskey, red bitters, grapefruit, lemon and some syrup is one of its most characteristic. “We had created it about eight years ago, to bring drinkers closer to the world of whiskey.”

Av. Presidente Quintana 188, Recoleta. Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11. IG: @presidentebar.

Gran Bar Danzón

It was one of the first winebars in the country capable of offering a wide variety of wines by the glass and quickly became famous for its cocktails and its bar with stars. Cocktail industry leaders such as Tato Giovanonni and Inés de los Santos passed through it.

The bar with stars at Gran Bar Danzón. Photo: Ariel Grinberg

In the letter there is rare labels to find such as Royal Salute Blended 21 years, Glenmorangie Highland Single Malt Scotch 10 years and Clynelish Single Malt Scotch 14 years, among others.

Based on Jack Daniel’sthe Dulce Tennesse cocktail (whiskey, lemon, orgeat and orange bitter) is released, a novelty for this fall-winter created by bar manager Nelson Amado, under the direction of Ludovico De Biaggi.

Libertad 1161, Monday to Friday from 7 p.m.; Sundays and holidays from 8 p.m. IG: @granbardanzon

L’Atelier Bistro

Led by chefs Verónica Morello and Charly Forbes, L’Atelier Bistró is inspired by French gastronomy and fuses other cultures and seasonal ingredients.

Cocktails with Japanese whiskey at L’Atelier Bistró

For Whiskey Day, on Saturday, May 18, two pairings will be available: a measure of Yamakasura Japanese Whiskey with a marquise of dark chocolate and citrus; and a measure of Cardhu Scotch Whiskey with spiced quinces, blue cheese and subtly spicy granola. To keep in mind, their menu has 20 whiskey labels.

Av. del Libertador 14520, Martínez., Monday to Saturday from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. By reservation. IG: @bistrolatelier

Prado Experience

The new space of the creators of Prado and Neptuno – the bar where the specialty is whiskey and cigar pairing– whiskey will be celebrated with a premium proposal. In this case it will be Wednesday the 22nd and there will be a initiation tasting to the world of this distillate by José Luis Jáuregui.

Whiskey and cigars, good companions in Prado and Neptuno. Photo: Martín Bonetto.

In its luxurious rooms decorated with velvet armchairs, there will be a pairing by steps with Jameson Black Barrel, Glenlivet 12 years, Johnnie Walker Black Label and Jim Beam. The price per person is $60,000 and requires prior reservation.

The extensive drinks menu includes single malts, blends and whiskeys from different sourcesfrom smoky to light triple distilled to open with a little water.

Habanos, companions of whiskey.

Av. Santa Fe 1970, every day from 7 p.m. IG: @pradoyneptuno

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