Kim y Novak
Kim y Novak prides itself on its transvestite, lesbian and drug-dealer clientele. In truth, the only transvestites here are the waiters, and luckily they do look like men – in Argentina you can be fooled thanks to an army of cosmetic surgeons and a bit of will power.
rnKim y Novak says ‘I’m an underground bar, only come here if you are gay, want to score some coke or get the crap beaten out of you.’ That’s something of an exaggeration: the tranny waiters are just for show, and the bar attracts a friendly mixture of gay, straight and open-minded girls – although the loo seats are, indeed, rather dusty.
rnKim y Novak is best enjoyed downstairs where pretty, fittingly arrogant waitresses (proud that they work in an alternative kind of bar) serve ferocious cocktails with attitude, up-and-coming DJs regularly spin and the low sofas and cushioned slabs are mighty comfortable, yet easy to get out of if you are attacked by a bearded shemale. Definitely a late-night bar, so don’t even dream of pitching up before 1am.