Speakeasy


878 Bar

Buenos Aires-City-Center

4.3 / 5

May 11, 2018

Behind an unmarked door on a relatively quiet street, you'll find 878 (or ocho7ocho), a former speakeasy, now all above board, with heaps of character. ...

Behind an unmarked door on a relatively quiet street, you’ll find 878 (or ocho7ocho), a former speakeasy, now all above board, with heaps of character. Since it takes its name from its street number at least you won’t have too many problems finding it. Ring the bell and you’ll be granted entry to a suitably low-lit space full of comfy couches. The walls are bare-brick and the whole place has the feel of something quickly cobbled together, an on-the-hoof, raw and rather illicit vibe. Seriously laid back, it’s a superb place to curl up and chat for an hour or two, working your way through the contents of the attractively back-lit (and well stocked) bar.

What their peers say

“Buenos Aires has some brilliant bars and some great bartenders, Bar Gran Danzon is a very professional operation and well worth a visit, Bar Isabel is impressive in a Carlitos Way kind of a fashion and Daniel Bieber at Home Bar is an incredibly talented and helpful man who is well worth visiting for a drink. Indeed it was Daniel who pointed me in the direction of my favorite BA watering hole :878. As is the modern way it has no sign other than a street number so is kinda hard to find and the huge wooden doors stubbornly refuse to let you in at first . But follow your instincts and give the door a shove and you’ll tumble into a cavernous temple to the art of drinking. Despite its speakeasy stylings from the outside this place is neither exclusive nor pretentious, you can comfortably while away a good few hours here.”  – Jake Burger of Portobello Star and GinstituteLondon

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