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“Great Spot, Even Better Beer”
Review of Van Koning

Van Koning
Ranked #461 of 4,809 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Brew Pub, Pizza, Gastropub
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Palermo
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great Spot, Even Better Beer”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Came here a few different times when I was in Buenos Aires, absolutely loved it! It can get pretty packed and the lighting pretty dark, but that's what you expect for a bar (personally I didn't mind, but a few others in my group complained). Ideally located in Las Cañitas on a block basically filled with other really good bars and restaurants, so if you wanted to bar hop you can. The service was good - no complaints there. Would recommend if you're looking for lots of different beer options!

  • Visited January 2014
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beer, Beer and more Beer”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

First thing that comes to mind when you walk through the door is amazement at how big the place really is. Long and heavily done up in hard wood style conveying a sense of being in a ship. Next you start expecting Jack Sparrow to come by. Dark interiors but cosy. The place started to get alive by 1:00am when we walked in. The kitchen closes then so could not sample any of it. But beer from Germany, holland, chile, Peru, Mexico, USA, Ireland and Argentina can be had. Stouts on offer were noteworthy. Attentive service, not too expensive and located in a busy street with other food and pub options make Van a good option for a night out with buddies. Unlike other similar places there were no annoying pseudo art types with their trademark chatter which is a big plus considering there isn't much space between tables. Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
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Chicago
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Attention Beer Snobs”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

The local beer here is seriously good. The atmosphere is perfectly dark and divey. It's probably a lot more fun if you're not an exhausted American traveler who wants dinner and a beer 3 hours ahead of the rest of Buenos Aires.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Elizabeth L
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Michigan
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Best bar in the hood”
Reviewed 12 June 2013

I've been going here for six years and it is an institution. Best bar in the city - yes I said the city. At times there a too many young American student types enjoying a study abroad vacation on daddies bank account - but when its locals its a great place.

Visited April 2013
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Thank CAWest
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