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Los 36 Billares

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Montserrat
Argentinean, Pizza, Cafe, South American
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Av de Mayo 1271, Buenos Aires C1085ABC, Argentina
+54 11 4122-1500
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7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Opened in 1894, "Los 36 Billares" is one of the most traditional...
Opened in 1894, "Los 36 Billares" is one of the most traditional bars in Buenos Aires and one of the most important centers nationwide pool.
Besides billiards, has pool tables and snooker.

The cafe has today 11 pool tables, 6 pool tables and 1 snooker with more than 120 years, and a pool table for children. Your billiard room with the presence of world snooker champions and most distinguished Argentine.
It also operates a school of billiards and pool, where children and adults enjoy this sport.

Los 36 Billares has undoubtedly the most traditional room Buenos Aires Billiards, and according to experts is the best in town.
You can also enjoy a coffee or any products from this menu, access dice games, chess, dominoes, backgammon, darts and cards.

Many stories of cafes, went through their tables. Many habitues of the Buenos Aires night frequented it.
Miguel Angel Bavio Esquiu, Abelardo Arias and Federico Garcia Lorca wanted left their mark.

"Los 36 Billares", inhabits the hearts of thousands of locals here,
over many years they shared and share their dreams.
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  • 86
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  • 96
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 5
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BA for BA people

This is a typical BA place unburdened by tourists and their specific needs. One might not like the normal relaxed atmosphere and the attitude of the place and staff but we found it to be part of the Argentinian experience that we had really enjoyed. This is good place to drop by to have quick... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gorkov
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Belgrade, Serbia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a typical BA place unburdened by tourists and their specific needs. One might not like the normal relaxed atmosphere and the attitude of the place and staff but we found it to be part of the Argentinian experience that we had really enjoyed. This is good place to drop by to have quick meal and bottle of beer.... More 

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Thank Gorkov
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful moment in a historical place of Buenos Aires. Book your table before going there. Share a beer and a pizza.

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Thank Tamada_Club
Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

A wonderdeful bar ans restaurant, with a nice atmosphere. Get out of the turist places...on the back of the main entrance you can also enjoy traditional Tango....

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Thank Ricardo L
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

I only had 15 minutes for a quick lunch. Had two good empnadas and a small beer al for 61 pesos. Very good and quick service. Recommended for a quick bite

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Thank Food_globtrotter
Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I arrived here for a special tango burlesque show in a separate area of the restaurant. The entrance is grand with high ceilings and long main dining room. At the far end and downstairs there was a myriad of billiard tables with the locals concentrating earnestly on their shots. Towards the back of the enormous palace, there was a long... More 

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Thank JasonNyilas
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Unless you REALLY like cheese, just order a slice of the pizza. Not a small one, as I did. Fortunately, my gracious waiter packaged it and let me take the more-than-half that I did not eat home with me. Not knowing exactly what to do with the leftovers -- I was just too embarrassed to leave 2/3 of the pizza... More 

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Thank Mark R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Stopped by at the end of an evening to get cakes to take back to the room. I had this layered fruit cake and my friend had the chocolate cake, both were delicious. And the gentlemen that helped us gave us both free alfagores for free to try!

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Thank x57114
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

After five days in BA I've made my peace with the leisurely service and decided that, what the hell, I'm a Londoner on vacation and should probably just go with the flow. This dining experience, however, was one that required ten minutes to calm down from after leaving and so deserves this review. Everything was ticking over at the usual... More 

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Kathmandu
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We went to 36 Billares to spend some time watching the excellent billiards players. We went to the basement and ordered a Quilmos beer. The waiter brought us an already opened Stella Artois (about 20% higher in price). We sent it back. Then he brought us an already opened Quilmos - which was flat. Then he brought us an already... More 

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Yatton, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

What an interesting bar to stumble across. We called in for a beer and a snack on a hot hot day, but there is so much more to enjoy. The interior looks more suited to 1930's Paris, it is light and lofty - a pleasant place to spare a leisurely hour. Service was good, our waiter made us feel welcome... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av de Mayo 1271, Buenos Aires C1085ABC, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Montserrat
  • Neighborhood: Montserrat
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4122-1500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: Argentinean, Pizza, Cafe, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Opened in 1894, "Los 36 Billares" is one of the most traditional bars in Buenos Aires and one of the most important centers nationwide pool.
Besides billiards, has pool tables and snooker.

The cafe has today 11 pool tables, 6 pool tables and 1 snooker with more than 120 years, and a pool table for children. Your billiard room with the presence of world snooker champions and most distinguished Argentine.
It also operates a school of billiards and pool, where children and adults enjoy this sport.

Los 36 Billares has undoubtedly the most traditional room Buenos Aires Billiards, and according to experts is the best in town.
You can also enjoy a coffee or any products from this menu, access dice games, chess, dominoes, backgammon, darts and cards.

Many stories of cafes, went through their tables. Many habitues of the Buenos Aires night frequented it.
Miguel Angel Bavio Esquiu, Abelardo Arias and Federico Garcia Lorca wanted left their mark.

"Los 36 Billares", inhabits the hearts of thousands of locals here,
over many years they shared and share their dreams.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Montserrat

Neighborhood Profile
Montserrat
As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighborhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.
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