Av. Pres. Manuel Quintana 188, C1014ACO Buenos Aires
Housed in a period building in the cosmopolitan streets of Buenos Aires, Presidente is a glamour spot for nightlife fashionistas. With a glowing back-lit bar, high ceilings and original features throughout, the aesthetics are rich, but in drinks, atmosphere and service this place goes beyond the style bar, offering the full package. This is the kind of venue you don’t pop by – it’s a night out, a destination to be savoured, as your evening develops and the bar reacts through the gears. Though locally famed for its flamboyant cocktails and venerable collection of spirits, Presidente is equally adept at showcasing Argentina’s fare, with homely-but-refined food and the best of the country’s wines and sparklers receiving appropriate attention. In Seba Garcia Presidente has one of Argentina’s top talents overseeing the bar’s operations – his reputation as a drinksmith is unparalleled in these parts, as is his following, making this a busy, up-tempo visit every night of the week. Presidente brims with life, but for more considered drinking, there’s a classy speakeasy to its rear.