The Northwest

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  • 1. Don Heriberto

    You'll meet a mix of locals and visitors at the town's only late-night bar, which also doubles up as a peña, where folk musicians and singers gather to perform. In high season, it opens at 10 pm and closes at 5 am or when the last customer leaves—whichever comes first.

    Sarmiento s/n, close to corner of Libertad, Purmamarca, Jujuy, 4618, Argentina
    388-604–1688
  • 2. El Bodegón

    This popular peña with hundreds of vinyl records on the walls calls itself "the cathedral of Jujuy folklore." It's predominantly filled with a young crowd of locals who have no qualms about taking to the small stage, and is a great space to see up-and-coming musicians.

    Sarverri, at José Peres, San Salvador de Jujuy, Jujuy, 4600, Argentina
    388-504–3215
  • 3. La Casona del Molino

    Twenty-odd blocks down Caseros Street from the main plaza, La Casona del Molino is an authentic gem renowned for nightly folk performances; join in by clapping or dancing. It also serves great regional food at extremely decent prices.

    Luis Burela 1, Salta, Salta, 4400, Argentina
    387-434–2835
  • 4. La Peña de Carlitos

    This restaurant on the main plaza doubles up as a spot for live regional music and local bands.

    Lavalle 397, at Rivadavia, Tilcara, Jujuy, Argentina
    11-5483–7278
  • 5. La Vieja Estación

    The self-proclaimed "home of folklore" stages nightly shows; it's a top spot for regional music and gaucho dancing.

    Balcarce 875, Salta, Salta, 4400, Argentina
    387-523–4888
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  • 6. Macondo

    Live music and beer are always on tap at this raucous pub, where you're as likely to meet backpacking Aussies as you are local law students.

    Balcarce 980, Salta, Salta, 4400, Argentina
    387-431–7191
  • 7. Babylonia Bar

    Bars/Pubs
    Closed Permanently

    In the Babylonia Bar they play electronic music and rock starting at around midnight. On weekends the bar's many rooms stay busy till 6 am.

    Independencia 946, San Salvador de Jujuy, Jujuy, 4600, Argentina
  • 8. Chung King

    Live Music
    Closed Permanently

    For something more elaborate and traditional, try Chung King, a pizzeria that turns into an upscale dinner-entertainment venue with a good peña (folkloric music performance) on weekends.

    Alvear 627, San Salvador de Jujuy, Jujuy, 4600, Argentina
    388-422–2982
  • 9. El Rastro Peña

    Live Music
    Closed Permanently

    El Rastro Peña is an auditorium-like dining hall in the Mercado Artesanal—that is, until the lights dim and the beat of a drum, the warble of quenas (bamboo flutes), and the strumming of a guitar begin. National folk groups appear regularly. Shows start at 10:30 pm, and reservations are advised.

    Av. San Martín 2555, Salta, Salta, 4400, Argentina
    387-434–5427
  • 10. La Peluqueria

    Live Music
    Closed Permanently

    For local music, head to La Peluqueria, a music hall where live bands perform every Wednesday to Saturday evening. Weeknights are for folk music; weekends are about covers of rock nacional.

    Alvear 526, San Salvador de Jujuy, Jujuy, 4600, Argentina
    388-424–0938
  • 11. Punta Norte

    Closed Permanently

    Check out peña Punta Norte on the main plaza for live regional music and local bands.

    Bolivar and Belgrano, Tilcara, Jujuy, 4624, Argentina
  • 12. Rincon del Colla

    Live Music
    Closed Permanently

    Rincon del Colla has live folk music every night starting at about 9:30.

    Lavalle s/n, at Alverro, Tilcara, Jujuy, 4624, Argentina
    388-495–5618
  • 13. Urquiza Bar

    Closed Permanently

    Pop into this buzzing downtown bar for live music and happy hours most nights of the week.

    Alvear 441, corner of Gral. Urquiza, San Salvador de Jujuy, Jujuy, 4600, Argentina
    388-15–582-2129

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