Bottoms Up in Mendoza
Collected by Nora Walsh, AFAR Contributor
In a city where wine flows like water, you'll never be without a place to drink good malbec, but Mendoza also has great cocktail bars and craft beer.
Av. Sarmiento 784, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina
Cachitas knows how to mix a killer cocktail. It's got retro style with an international crowd. The space is intimate and well-designed with sidewalk seating. Try the Passionfruit Mojito and the Espresso Martini. Av. Sarmiento 784; +54 261...
M5500EPA, Av. Arístides Villanueva 527-561, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina
Por Aca is a popular local hangout on Aristides that's all about rock and roll. It fills up around 1:30 AM, when partrons are allowed to start smoking cigarettes. You can dance among the throngs of partiers until 6:00 AM. Tuesdays and Wednesdays,...
Av. Arístides Villanueva 282, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina
Ph Bar, which stands for Public House, is a local watering hole attached to Hostel Damajuana on Mendoza's main drag, Aristides. It has a buzzy atmosphere and a nice balance between locals and travelers. Grab a seat on their patio or at one of the...
RP94, M5663AHA Los Sauces, Mendoza, Argentina
The Vines of Mendoza Tasting Room is owned by a private real estate group of the same name. It is not to be confused with The Vines Wine Bar & Vinoteca located in the Park Hyatt Mendoza hotel, which too is owned by The Vines of Mendoza. A pioneer...
RP82, Mendoza, Argentina
GiraMundo, which loosely translates to “globetrotter" or "spinning world,” is a reggae oasis in the mountains of Cacheuta open on Saturday nights from October to March. This local hot spot is a 45-minute drive from downtown Mendoza, but worth the...
Av. Perú 776, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina
The two for one happy hour special of freshly juiced daiquiris at Patancha is a delicious steal. This tapas bar and restaurant recently moved to a new location on Peru Avenue. The murals are done by a local artist and the patio is a perfect spot...
Charcas, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
A joint venture between American financier Jon Staenberg and renowned Argentine winemaker Santiago Achával, Hand of God Wines Tasting Room is a place to relax and sample a wide array of wines. If you need help choosing, the onsite sommelier is...
5509 Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza Province, Argentina
I love the wines of Mendoza, Argentina, but I wanted to marry the wines of Catena Zapata when I had the chance to drink them whilst overlooking the green vineyards backdropped by the soaring, snowcapped Andes peaks. The wines of Catena are mostly...
Av. Arístides Villanueva 153, M5500EOS Mendoza, Argentina
Antares is an artisanal beer company started by three friends from Mar de Plata, Argentina, in the 90s. They first learned about homebrewing from a Californian on a post-college trip to Florida. A few years later the three started brewing...
583, Olascoaga, Mendoza, Provincia de Mendoza, Argentina
Parapithecus Evolution Bar (named after an extinct primate) is a two-story bar and nightclub with bar food and live music on select nights. The upstairs has an outdoor section overlooking Aristides when you need to come up for some air. This place...
Cobos 2601, Río Mendoza, 5509 Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina