Milongas for the early birds

It’s possible to attend milongas in Buenos Aires from mid-day to the wee hours of the morning.  I checked and found these places for early birds:

Sunday: Club Pedro Echague in Flores opens at 13 hs

Monday: El Beso in Balvanera opens at 15 hs

Tuesday & Thursday:  Casa de Galicia in Montserrat opens at 16 hs

Wednesday: La Nacional opens at 15 hs; Salon Canning opens at 15:30 hs

Friday:  El Beso opens at 14,30 hs

Saturday: Club Gricel opens at 15 hs; El Beso at 15 hs; and La Nacional at 16,30 hs.

I also heard that Jony’s new Wednesday milonga will open at 15 hs.  There is enough interest among the older dancers for mid-day early bird milongas.


8 Responses to “Milongas for the early birds”

  1. Stephen Twist Says:

    Very informative. Thanks.

  2. Patricia Says:

    Thanks for all the updates, Janis. What with all the changes, we’re looking forward to dancing more often in La Nacional this year. The new situation in Lo de Celia’s sounds promising, too. Thanks again!

  3. Chris Says:

    Is there no longer El Arranque in the afternoon?

  4. jantango Says:

    Nuevo Salon La Argentina closed a year ago, so Juan Carlos La Falce had to find a new venue for his milonga El Arranque. He’s been running “Bailemos” in Club Gricel for a couple of months. It’s not easy for people to change their routine after 15+ years. Gricel is smaller than Nuevo Salon La Argentina, but it’s better than no early bird milonga. It’s not easy finding places where the older dancers don’t have to climb a flight of stairs. La Argentina had a rental sign on the front the last time I walked by.

  5. Chris Says:

    Thanks Janis.

  6. karen alcaraz Says:

    Hello Janis, our new afternoon milonga “Sol de arrabal” in El Beso, Riobamba 416, every Thursday from 1pm to 6pm. Thank you very much, Karen, (organizer of Sol de arrabal).

  7. Michael Says:

    I just loved El Arranque in its original location. It was Bartolomeo Mitre, about two blocks from El Congresso.) After a lot of dancing, it was time for the buffet line. (Was it tenedor libre?) I think it was on Avenida de Independencia about a block from Entre Rios.

  8. Chris Says:

    I too loved that one. And right next door was a kiosk selling great dark chocolate.

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