One of 4 notable bars situated in a hotel, the Claridge bar is a cosy place which reminded me of hotel bars in the UK. Big, comfortable green leather seats, dark wood, beamed ceiling and decorative windows, it also suffers from the problem that a lot of hotel bars in UK suffer from, which is to say a distinct lack of character.


I couldn’t find anything especially wrong with the Claridge, but as it filled up with an early evening crowd of hotel residents, there was very little I actively liked about it either.


Part of the problem was that it reminded so much of places I know in the UK, that I could find very little of Buenos Aires in there. As notable as it may be, I think that I need just a touch more local colour for a bar to stand out.


Claridge: Tucuman 535
Subte: Florida, Line B

This page is part of a series examining the Notable Bars of Buenos Aires.