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Shoeless Joe's/El Alamo Bar

Uruguay 1175 / 77 | (between Santa Fe Avenue and Arenales Street), Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Loved It!

Really fun went to El Alamo on a weekend night -- was one of my favorite nights out in BA. As long... read more

Reviewed January 14, 2013
Porsha M
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Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Good time for the weekend!

I have been to El Alamo a few times. Working with mostly expats, El Alamo seems to be the place of... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2012
Herschel A
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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Feb 10, 2017
“Dingy Beer Joint With NFL Football On”
Nov 25, 2016
“Football and beer - great place!”
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Uruguay 1175 / 77 | (between Santa Fe Avenue and Arenales Street), Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Really fun went to El Alamo on a weekend night -- was one of my favorite nights out in BA. As long as you don't mind crowds, El Alamo is definitely worth a visit! They have awesome discounts and really cheap beers. Can't remember exactly...More

1  Thank Porsha M
Reviewed October 25, 2012

I have been to El Alamo a few times. Working with mostly expats, El Alamo seems to be the place of choice for a lot of foreigners/Americans. It gets extremely crowded, but if you can manage to snatch a table, it's pretty fun. The beer...More

2  Thank Herschel A
Reviewed February 5, 2012

Great potential for ex-pat Americans during football season. But they also charge $60 pesos to get in and everything else is very overpriced as well. And the worst of it is they do not enforce the no smoking laws - so you leave smelling like...More

5  Thank APassion4TravelSusan
Reviewed February 3, 2012

Noisy, crowded, smoking-smelling place!!! I wouldn't recommend it AT ALL!!! Besides, employees are RUDE as hell (specially security guys). Please don't go!!! There are TONS of nice places around Recoleta to go, don't choose this one.

7  Thank 7Eric
Reviewed August 25, 2011

This place looked filled with underage kids swilling pitchers of beer. Saw no Americans. Loud classic American rock on the stereo. All the tv's had soccer games on. We hoped to catch an NFL preseason game. This place was like any beat old dive bar...More

11  Thank wednesdayaddams
Reviewed July 18, 2011

Hello, very upset with this bar's owners/administrator... It is not alloed to smok in public places in Argentina, not to say in a closed place like that! Why do this people not inforce this in El Alamo? People smoking like in 70's, tired to ask...More

9  Thank cin67
Reviewed June 11, 2011

They have upgraded the menu to include Tacos, better burgers with seeded bun, fresh cut fries and awesome home made salsa, so worth trying when in need for some good American food, and to find a sporting event on nice TV´s. Fred

2  Thank SilverStarTransfers
Reviewed March 28, 2011

Place is always full of loud American college students. I can find that back in the states. No beer selection and food quality is mediocre at best.

6  Thank solace14
Reviewed January 22, 2011

Not sure what happened to some of the other reviewers but my visit was very enjoyable with the only negatives being too much smoke and the bathroom was in need of maintenance. The crowd was mostly young professionals probably 30 or more girls and guys....More

2  Thank RetiredTravelerUsa
Reviewed December 25, 2010

don't be surprised if you don't see even a woman here. El Alamo is a classical Buenos Aires gay's hotspot. Mostly crowded by gay men over 45 looking for fun.

2  Thank desilvanada
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by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the
port, mean this neighborhood is never truly at rest.
One minute you are walking down a street dotted with
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