Craft beer microbreweries, hipster bars, classic hidden gem bars and wine tasting rooms.
When it comes to delicious drinks and savory cocktails, few cities can match the excitement and flair of Mendoza’s terrific bar scene. Located in the heart of Argentina’s world-renowned wine region, Avenida Arístides Villanueva is known as the city’s epicenter for all things nightlife. From craft beer microbreweries and hipster bars, to classic hidden gem bars and wine tasting rooms, you’re guaranteed to find a watering hole just for you. Here are the top five bars in Mendoza!
1. Hangar 52, $$
For beer lovers, Hangar 52 is one of the best microbreweries in the city to enjoy delicious craft beer. Serving 25 varieties of beer locally produced from regions throughout Argentina, this full bar and resto pub serves tasty handcrafted beers and delicious grub. Featuring a large indoor patio, three separate beer counters and DJs playing music every night, the vibe and energy of this spot is well worth a visit.
2. Antares, $$
Antares is a terrific microbrewery that has been serving quality craft beer and tasty food to local mendecinos (residents of Mendoza) and tourists for nearly twenty years now. This resto pub offers 10 distinct varieties of local craft beers, offers a delicious menu of original Central European-inspired cuisine options and serves finger-licking tapas with every drink you order. The relaxed atmosphere and quality music of Antares makes it a top choice for visitors. Don’t forget to try their 2-for-1 happy hour drink specials every day from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
3. Gingerr, $$
Avenida Arístides Villanueva 241, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina (map)
For cocktails lovers, look no farther than Gingerr! Located less than a block away from Antares and Hangar 52, it’s a short walk and for $6 a cocktail you really can’t beat this price! At Gingerr, you’ll enjoy delicious cocktails, great food options and portions, a lively and fun atmosphere, and a bustling outdoor seating area that comes alive at night.
4. Cachita’s, $$
Cachita’s is the city’s classic hipster bar serving amazing cocktails in a cool, vibrant atmosphere and absolutely delicious food options. The bartenders are wizards and will craft any drink request you may have. Make sure to visit during happy hour and take advantage of the 2-for-1 drink specials served everyday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Keep in mind space is limited as there’s only three booths, six tables and four bar seats available, so make sure to come early. But once inside you’ll never want to leave!
5. WineNot?, $$
No visit to Mendoza can be complete without a stop by a wine bar! Located only a few blocks away from the other entrants on this list, WineNot? is a highly recommended tasting room serving delicious local wines right from the heart of Argentina’s most celebrated wine region (in fact, Mendoza is regarded as one of the world’s nine greatest wine capitals!). Casual and intimate, the ambience matches nicely with its modern décor and original menu options.
Make sure to take advantage of the restaurant’s various tasting options, which includes having a wine expert from the restaurant perform a custom tasting for your table, educate you on the region’s local wines and grape production, along with paired tasting with local food for the complete dining experience.