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Los 36 Billares

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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Opened in 1894, "Los 36 Billares" is one of the most traditional bars in...
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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  • 37
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    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A welcome find in the heart of the city

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Jonathan K
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Yatton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Kathmandu
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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105 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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Egham
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59 restaurant reviews
445 helpful votes 445 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Had lunch here. It was a huge place but virtually empty at 1.30pm on a Monday which was a public holiday. Service was efficient and friendly with some English spoken. The menu was quite extensive. We had a hamburger complet (with everything) and a crêpe with mushrooms, ricotta, cheese, ham and covered with a cheese sauce. The hamburger was average... More 

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London
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42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

After the disappointing experience at Cafe Tortoni, we chanced upon Los 36 Billares. Great service, coffees and pastries. Very good value for money and you can play a game of billiards on one of the vintage tables. This is the real deal!

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Levallois-Perret, France
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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Historic café, formerly reserved only for men. Extend the visit of the ground floor into the back room, and go down in the basement, room devoted to French billiards. Rather local customers , old and charming accustomed. Dated and friendly atmosphere.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

This place is currently closed for renovation. As i understand it, it's going to be preserved by the government as a historical site. It's very close to Hostel Estoril.

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Kenton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I enjoy local places, specially if they have history. My local tour guide show me the Avenue Mayo with many famous and historical buildings. It was a nice walking. We stopped to get a coffee and watch old men playing " billar" and she told me the history of the place with important people that had been there. I felt... More 

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London
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

My experience was at lunchtime, lazy afternoon and it was an enjoyable find. The food was good family Itallian cooking, and the portions were large. My bruchette starter was probably enough, but I still had the main course to go. Reasonably priced and just a great place to people watch and soak up the atmosphere. A short walk from the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I made a reservation based on others' reviews. I was expecting dancing and music. It wasn't until we were at the door that I was informed that it was music only. Had they told me that when I made the reservation, I would have looked elsewhere. Finding out at 9:00 PM on my last night in the city that I... More 

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São Miguel do Oeste
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

A 100 year old bar/café, that has every night tango shows. The show are quiet typical, not not that "broadway" style you can get in other places on the city. The food is good. I think is worth visiting especially if you want to get some feel from the "old" Buenos Aires.

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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
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4122-1500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Coffee Shop, Pasta, Argentinean, South American

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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