The New Brighton
With its dark wood, mirrors and glass The New Brighton looks as though it comes from a different age, although it turns out it’s only been open since 2002.
Named after a gentlemen’s outfitter operating on the premises since 1908, it changed to a restaurant in the 1940s but its fortunes changed and it closed down in the 1990s, reopening in 2002 with the moniker “New” to differentiate it from previous iterations.
The interior is spotless and sparkling with the mirrors and glasses hanging from the bar reflecting the lights, giving the place a very sophisticated feel. The beer I ordered came with a sizable selection of open sandwiches, although at 8 dollars (44 pesos), the extra grub was not unjustified.
The New Brighton is not necessarily the sort of place I would go to often, but there’s no denying that it adds a certain class to the bars and cafes in central Buenos Aires and it’s good to know that it is there.
The New Brighton: Sarmiento 645
Subte: Lavalle, Line C
This page is part of a series examining the Notable Bars of Buenos Aires.