Classic night out with a 30-year history.

One of Buenos Aires' longest running nightclubs, Contramano opened its doors in 1984, just after the return of democracy in Argentina. Known as “la catedral” or “el living”, by regulars, the venue is most popular with gay men in their mid to late thirties and over. What makes Contramano stand out is that it continues to be a popular pick-up place - there's no need to go with a group of friends; if you go alone, someone's likely to strike up a conversation with you.

The music is mainly danceable pop, and the drinks are strong, with the second floor bar offering imported brands.




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