Tres Monos

Neon pink lights, graffiti tags and a cheeky middle finger illuminating the back bar set the tone at Tres Monos, ensuring plenty of monkey business goes down at the punky Buenos Aires watering hole inspired by the Japanese primate proverb. Charismatic, and colossally tall, co-owners Sebastián Atienza (former head bartender at Florería Atlántico), Esteban Varela and Charly Aguinsky hook in regulars with bargain-priced easy drinkers and delicious signature cocktails, while aping around with classics – think Fernet Sin Coca, mezcal-led Michelita or F*** Your Mojito.

Beverages are best enjoyed atop one of the 10 bar-side stools so as to soak up the banter with the bartenders, who produce their own sake and liqueurs. While the vibe is low-fi fun and accompanied by a banging ’90s soundtrack, the Monos’ commitment to social projects elicits a well-earned heart-hand emoji. Not only do they work closely with small producers to source ingredients, they also dare to care by holding bartending workshops in Barrio Mugica, a former shantytown.