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Bull Bar (ex Deep Blue)

Pool Near The River

Booths at Deep Blue Pool Bar, Buenos Aires

(Note: Deep Blue has now been renamed “Bull Bar”)

(But many people still refer to it as Deep Blue, so we still will for most of this article!)

Deep Blue / Bull Bar is a fairly expensive pool bar in the bajo (low) area of Buenos Aires City Center, which basically means the part where the land starts to slope down towards the river. It is an area with a high concentration of bars, and due to this also being the banking/business district, you will generally see a lot of the ‘after office’ crowd about. In any other major city this would probably be a sign of a drunken mess waiting to happen, but in Argentina they are generally not very big drinkers, which is one of the more accurate stereotypes you will hear about the city. Although of course, things can get a bit crazy on Friday and Saturday nights, when these bars become rammed with twenty-something porteños.

High Quality Pool

Pool Tables in Deep Blue BarAs for the bar, Deep Blue is a nice place to go for a few games of pool, a beer or a cocktail (or three), and an American style burger (if you are missing that kind of thing). Although the games of pool are pricey per ficha (a ficha is the token you need for each pool game), the tables are of a higher quality than the rest in town, so you can get down to some serious pool shootin’ action.

One good thing about Buenos Aires, and Argentina in general, is that people are generally friendly and not in the slightest bit shy. So if you fancy a game of doubles, just ask around and you can easily set up a heated “Yanquis vs Porteños” game with a little bit of light-hearted banter thrown in for good measure.

Cocktails vs Beer

Deep Blue is also a nice place for a few cocktails. Men: don’t question your masculinity, ordering up a few colorful concoctions is quite acceptable, and guys at Deep Blue drink them without shame. The beer selection in Argentina is unfortunately sub par by world standards, so it might be a nice reprieve.

If you really must go for the cerveza, Deep Blue has a very interesting, if dangerous, twist on draft beer. You can sit at a table WITH YOUR OWN BEER TAP. Here you can keep on refilling yourself to your heart’s content, just don’t get so drunk that you lose track and end up with what will be a very expensive tab. Maybe you are better off sticking with the cocktails.

And if you don’t feel like anything alcoholic at all, Deep Blue also has a range of delicious milkshakes, many featuring, oddly enough, floating Oreo cookies. These also come in alcoholic varieties for the really adventurous, but these may leave you feeling a little queasy later that night and into the next day, as you can probably deduce from the line-up in the below photo!

Cocktails and Milkshakes at Deep Blue

Location of Deep Blue Bar (now renamed Bull Bar)

Reconquista 920, between Paraguay & Marcelo T de Alvear, City Center
[Other branches: Alicia Moreau de Justo 1130, Puerto Madero]

Tel: 4312-3377, Website: http://www.barbull.com.ar/

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3 Responses to “Bull Bar (ex Deep Blue)”

  1. Willie on November 5th, 2006 5:40 am

    Deep Blue is very nice.
    I visit, generally, the another Deep Blue pub, located in ayacucho st, near Santa Fe avenue in Recoleta and the university zone. And If U is bored, and U are Macintosh fan, can see one the best mac shop in BA, only to few meters.

    (EDITOR’S NOTE: THE RECOLETA DEEP BLUE HAS SINCE SHUT DOWN)

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  2. Alan Patrick on November 29th, 2006 2:39 am

    Hi Willie. It seems you are my most regular commenter (one of the few!)

    Yes, I actually prefer the Deep Blue in Recoleta (EDITOR’S NOTE: THE RECOLETA DEEP BLUE HAS SINCE SHUT DOWN) at the address you said, but I happened to be at this one in Microcentro with my camera first, so it got the review.

    But between the two, the Recoleta one is the nicer bar. And convenient for Mac enthusiasts too, so I see!

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  3. pedro on January 23rd, 2007 5:14 pm

    Moving to Bs As next month, this looks promising since I remember seeing lots of not so good pool tables in town last time I was there.

    Wonder if the tables at Deep Blue are really pro tables ? That means 9 feet long.

    If not, you know about other places in Bs As where they have pro tables ?

    pedro

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