Recommended by a friend and native Porteno, this place marked the end of a long stroll through the open-air market on La Defensa. Looking out on the pretty and very busy Plaza Dorrego, this well-worn bar is the perfect place to stop, ask for a glass of Quilmes Chopp (chopp = draught), and have a jamon y queso sandwich while you recuperate from your long walk through the markets.
Friendly service, great atmosphere, the well-worn and well-carved tables and walls give this place a unique charm making you realize what a favorite kind of place it must be to those who grew up in BA. It reminds me of the old (not the current) Seahorse Tavern in Halifax and perhaps the old Brunny in Toronto.
The sandwich didn’t disappoint and the beer was cold; the location and view over the plaza couldn’t be better, and the bathrooms were clean. What more would you ask of a bar?
Plaza Dorrego Bar
Defensa 1098, Buenos Aires, Argentina