Gricel Club de Tango


The way to look around a milonga is by going early when it’s empty.  I did just that last Saturday night when I joined Elba for her birthday. I never noticed this framed announcement for the opening of Gricel Club de Tango in 1995.


Tables for four or six people are around the dance floor.


The bar and kitchen are in the rear of the salon.


There is an exhibition of tango art on the walls.



The suspended floor is easy on the legs.


This is a view of the salon from the entrance.


The deejay booth was above the dance floor until the city inspectors wanted it moved to the main floor a few months ago.  The deejays have an even better view of the floor this way and more contact with dancers, not out of view above it.


3 Responses to “Gricel Club de Tango”

  1. Felicity Says:

    Nice photos of Gricel, especially the one with the famous sign. I often found myself here around around midnight on Mondays and Thursdays. There was always a good welcome, from the lady on the door and from Daniel and Juan. I remember it as a place that was relaxing. I think because of that and maybe something to do with the hour and the people around then I had some of my best dances here.

  2. Rudy Says:

    Seeing your post about Club Gricel, and the picture of the poster of its inauguration, I remember that I saw the place in the early nineties when it still was a “Unidad básica” of the Peronistas. There were holes in the dance floor, water on the floor of the toilets, and you had to take your drink from the old fridge at the side of the floor, at a price of one peso. Tango still wasn’t big business…

  3. jantango Says:

    Thanks, Rudy, for sharing your memories from the way it was before tourism hit the tango scene in BA.

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