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“Pitiful excuse for a bar”
Review of Flux Bar

Flux Bar
Ranked #75 of 185 Nightlife in Buenos Aires
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Owner description: Flux bar, Buenos Aires' only early gay bar has delicious cocktails, great music and a comfortable space to meet people and be with your friends. It is the only gay bar in Buenos Aires with a happy hour - everyday from 7 'till 10pm - with two for one drinks. We also have a range of more interesting cocktails for those who want to try something more exotic.Buenos Aires' gay scene can be tricky to navigate. In Flux you will always find someone who speaks English and they will be about to point you in the right direction regarding the other gay bars, gay clubs and gay saunas in Buenos Aires. We're just 20 metres from avenue 9 de Julio in Retiro neighbourhood.
Reviewed 25 April 2013

Walked in w bf after 5 days in BA and not having been to any gay identified place. It was billed as only early gay bar with a burns onda. The twink bartender deigned to take our order in the midst of flirting with a couple of 20 somethings. The owner/manager seemed nicer. We got our drinks and remained invisible to the bartender, who was busy munching peanuts behind the bar, never offering any to us, as is the custom in "normal" BA bars. Eventually, though we only lingered for 2 drinks, one of the bartender's objects of desire was behind the bar on what must have been a computer. After a period of chit chat between them, broken only by my jarring request (that's how it was viewed) for another drink, the object's bf or friend came over to see what was up. They chatted away as my friend got a second drink and tried futally to make some conversation. Didn't matter that it fell flat. We had scoped out the place as dull and boring. Unfortunately the dueno doesn't see much beyond the smoothe face of the twink he hired and didn't seem to notice that customer service (yes we were paying guests, among the other 6 or so persons who were there) was abysmal. Too bad. We won't return. Apparently it's not such a hot spot amongst others either in the early evening, as the only gay bar with a "happy hour." Usually more than polite, I walked out without a word as my bf paid. Twinkie bartender didn't notice anyway. Suerte, you'll need it.

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Reviewed 16 February 2013

Well located place, but a little hard to find at first, because the short front door.
Enviroment is not so nice. Walls and floor seem to be old and maybe had never been refurbished. Decoration really could be better and the attendants more attentive.
Anyway, according another comments, the drinks are very tasteful and not so expensive as other places. If there was a renovation, I think it was a good place to go. But the way it is now, I think it is not inviting.

Enviroment: 2☆/5☆; Service: 3☆/5☆; Drinks 4☆/5☆

Thank Igor L
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

Was a great place to meet new friends, cat to strangers and get inexpensive drinks. And the drinks were very strong! Open every day and night. The door was a little hard to find the first time. A basement bar so nice and dark with lots of seating.

Thank PeterBruceG
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

This Bar Is The Best Gay Bar In Downtown Buenos Aires :)
Great Location! Great Music! Great Cocktails!

1  Thank IgnacioGentiluomo
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Reviewed 30 December 2011

Well located, a block from santa Fe , just steps off 9th of julio FLUX a bar ,with light snacka of bread, cheese, and cold meat,wonderful cocktails(made with totaly fresh fruits and juices)and an engaging and helpful staff.it is somethging not to miss when in Buenos Aries...Fantastic for a before or after dinner drink , and anytime in between as werll.Usually quiet(, buit fun), early on ,much more festive and busy late, on weekends the place is packed by most midnights .try to visit this bar....you will like it

1  Thank Derek M
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