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Bar Sur

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Bar Sur

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299 Estados Unidos San Telmo, Buenos Aires Argentina
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Discover all the different sides to Buenos Aires on one 3-hour city tour, including hotel pick-up. See the grand presidential buildings of Plaza de Mayo, the modern waterfront of Puerto Madero and the cobblestone alleyways of San Telmo. This tour also includes a visit to La Boca neighborhood. Visit the tomb of Argentina’s beloved first lady, Evita, in Recoleta Cemetery, and admire the European-style mansions and parks of Palermo, the capital’s most exclusive residential area.
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Ted M wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Canada1,031 contributions454 helpful votes
Having a drink across the street we stopped by Bar Sur to ask about the show. Starts at 9PM, ends around 1 AM. Small intimate space with seating around a small dance floor plus a couple of tables on a raised platform at one end of the bar. Price was $3,500 per person. We reserved tickets for the following night and chose our table - the one at the edge on the platform for its better overall sightline. However, the room is so small where you sit is not overly important. Fee was paid at the end of the show (or when you decided it was time to go). Credit cards accepted. Show performers were three musicians - a piano, a bass fiddle and accordion. The others were two tango dance couples and two male singers - in Spanish, and canned music. The performers rotated throughout the evening. We enjoyed the musicians and tango dancing. The two older gentlemen singers were not our favourites. Part of it may have been a language barrier as we understand little Spanish. The payment includes one drink, food is available for a charge. We ordered a bottle of wine (Alamos Malbec) for $1,600, very pricy. We did not try the food. We were satisfied going to Bar Sur as it was near our San Telmo lodging. We probably could done more research before choosing here.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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BrendaHou wrote a review Feb 2020
Hong Kong, China168 contributions54 helpful votes
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We booked the dinner and show which started at 9pm. We came to this as it’s famous for being the scene shown at the Hong Kong movie ‘Happy Together’ 春光乍洩 produced in 1997. The place is very cozy and actually quite small with only a few tables on both sides. The center is open for tango show and music performance. The vibe was great carrying the oldies of 60s. Dancers performed really well and professional. The dancers would come to invite guests for photo-taking which was one of highlights too. A drink was included in the show price so we ordered wine! This was an enjoyable night. We stayed until midnight before heading back to our hotel! Well worth visiting!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Michael D wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic Ambiance. Great Entertainment. And unfortunately the worst food we’ve had in Argentina for double the cost of the best place we’ve been to. Avoid since it’s fixed price so you can’t enjoy the place without being over charged.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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wendyeh333 wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom590 contributions142 helpful votes
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We went on the 1st September at 9:30pm so admittedly it was a) winter in BA and b) way too early to go out as Argentinians eat very late. So when we first arrived it did feel a bit odd being the only ones there, however after enjoying some wine we realised we had front row, uninterrupted views, to a private performance and we really enjoyed it. There are several acts. A crooner singing old Argentine songs, a modern swing singer, an elton John type perfomer on the keyboard, and obviously a tango display. All artists were very good and there were plenty of opportunities to have photos. The entrance fee is a bit steep but it does include several hours of performance so not that bad. It is a very intimate setting and not for everyone, but we enjoyed it overall.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Fred Bosson wrote a review Sep 2019
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My girlfriend and I had read about this charming, authentic but pricy bar with the full Argentine tango experience at 40 USD a head. We went to the bar at 9.30 (it opens at 9) where the place was empty with just the Maitre d lurking by the door and the band playing. We thought as it was our last night in Argentina and fully expected it to get busier, we went in with a promise of a discounted price by the Maitre d if we came in. The music started and the dancers danced with some cringeworthy photos taken with the dancers in tango poses. Despite the emptiness, it was a fun night so far. A final couple came in and the night continued, but by this point the performers were starting to give up I feel. The main singer started playing Beatles and Queen covers, which is the last thing we wanted to hear. As the night finished abruptly with the lights going on and the bills presented to us, the Maitre d informed us that we could only pay our tips in cash. We told him that we needed the rest of our pesos to get to the airport the next day and we could tip him by card. It was at this point that the he went completely mad and starting shouting at us that he had given us a discounted entry price and that he thought we had money. The barman even said that we didn’t have to tip him, which we didn’t, yet he acted as if we had punched him in the face. He then continued shouting at us getting more and more irate until he kicked us out and slammed the door in our faces.... we even tipped him in the end with our pesos but still this happened. This was meant to be a nice, genuine and authentic evening of dancing and wine. Instead it was a hugely overpriced tourist trap, with a foul mouthed owner who had no idea how to treat people, let alone paying customers. Avoid this place at all costs.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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