How to Party Like an Argentinian
Entering in peak summer and coming off a New Year’s celebration is the perfect time to discuss how to party in Argentina. When the days are hot and the nights ideal, it’s a good time to explore Argentinian nightlife or hang out at your friend’s asado. Let’s talk about some tips.
First, let’s briefly mention the nightlife. Going out to bars and clubs late at night is going to be a similar experience anywhere in the world. Take your usual precautions. As with any large city, it’s recommended that you travel in groups and/or you take a taxi to go anywhere past midnight. If you don’t want to stay out past midnight, check the subway schedule to see when the latest train passes by so you know when it’s best for you to head home.
Now let’s say you’re invited to an asado. Social gatherings around the world are very different depending on the local culture. Etiquette isn’t a big deal, but here are some things you should keep in mind.
There’s no need to bring anything, but if you do, a snack or drink is always appreciated. You don’t need to worry about what to wear. Ensure that it’s comfortable because it’s going to go for a long time. Going past midnight is the rule, not the exception. Even to family gatherings at the older relatives’ place. And don’t come on time. If you do, you might surprise your host. Come at earliest 30 minutes late. Don’t expect dinner around 6 or 7 pm. That’s early. Expect dinner between 9 and 11 pm. As for the meal itself at an asado, expect it to last hours as they’ll serve the meat as it comes off the grill and different cuts take different grilling times. But most importantly, have fun!
Argentinians are friendly and welcoming. You don’t need to worry about much when you’re invited to a gathering. Bring a smile, wear comfortable clothes, and have fun! Hope to see you in an experience this year!