Tiny streets. Loud motorcycles and honking cars. A constant stream of pedestrians fighting to get up the sidewalk. Downtown Buenos Aires isn't exactly a serene dreamscape. But when mandarin gin from Entre Rios, maracuya-flavored fernet, Japanese whiskey and rum brought over from Cuba get thrown into the mix, we're willing to reconsider. Licorería Paradiso looks like an old apothecary where herbs and medicines have been replaced by a global collection of spirits. And if you have a hard time choosing the next addition to your bar, the shop hosts wine and liquor tastings. We'll raise a glass to this little patch of heaven.


A liquor store for the serious mixologist.
It'll be happy hour sometime.
Piedras 515
Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Call 11 4342-0365 for more info.


By Kevin Vaughn

When Kevin isn't writing about Buenos Aires food and culture, he's guiding travelers to Buenos Aires with his intimate arts and lifestyle tours via Buenos Aires Art Tours. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.