Salta Argentina Nightlife

Salta is the farthest up you can go into Argentina without seeing any inbreeding with the less attractive Bolivian race. With the eye of a sociologist and a liver of an alcoholic, I studied Salta’s nightlife for almost one week.

Wednesday. I was lucky enough to meet Keith, an Irish guy committed to going out more than me. We go to Salon VIP where they played reggaeton, salsa, and cumbia, apparently like most other clubs in town (two or three American hip hop songs are thrown in, always including the American classic “Yeah” by Usher). Coming from Bolivia this club was paradise, with cute girls averaging 17-24 years in age. A group of four Argentine English teachers approached us and kept us busy until the club closed at 5am. Similar to a problem I had in Lima, we debated if we could do better, but when you roll in at 3:30am you don’t have much time to work the crowd. $4 cover with free gigantic beer.

Thursday. I tagged along with a few French twenty-somethings to Line Out, a club way out in the suburbs of Tres Cerritos. This was the first night that I got to witness the horrible game of Argentine guys, who seem to be more concerned with proving to their guy friends they are macho than actually getting girls. An opener I saw a few times is pulling a girl’s hair (big surprise—it never worked!). Argentine girls, especially the young ones, are not familiar with indirect game, which means there is nothing stopping me from cleaning up in Argentina if I run into ones that know English and don’t mind my hairiness. $3 cover.

Friday. Two Dutch girls and I started in a club called Mao Mao, a place where 40-something Argentines come to get laid (on Friday night anyway). “Everybody Dance Now” played alongside Madonna as I stood in shock watching the Argentine version of my parents grinding with each other on the dancefloor. We stayed there for 45 minutes, mostly to wait for our next destination to get good since it was only 2AM (things get started late in this country). $4 cover with free drink.

We end up in Metropoli, a club packed with young people dancing to reggaeton and cumbia. It’s here I learn that it’s efficient to go after gigantic groups of girls because there is always one bound to speak English, though it’s usually not the cutest one. On this night I couldn’t drink because I started a course of cipro to kill remaining stomach issues that started in Bolivia, but it didn’t matter much because the girls themselves don’t drink like they do in the States; they have their free drink then just dance the rest of the night. Being sober in an Argentine club is easier and more acceptable than at home. $5 cover with free drink.

Saturday. We have a winner! Club XXI (Veinte Uno) is on Balcarce, the Adams Morgan-like strip where all the gringos and young Argentines go. There were three girls for every two guys, most of them in their early 20’s. Excellent house and reggaeton set the mood. It doesn’t get much better than this, and while the girls were of average friendliness, a little effort goes a long way into finding one that is both nice and cute. With another Irish clubbing partner, I’m finding that they are the only people who like going out (maybe because they all have drinking problems). A dozen or so people in my hostel didn’t go out on Saturday night because they were “tired.” $5 cover with free drink.

Sunday. Back to Salon VIP for their pre-Columbus day bash. Not liking the block long line, me and my Dutch wingman decided to bribe the bouncer with a 50 peso bill (about $16 US). Hilarity… uhhh.. ensued, but we did get in with high fives. Quality took a massive hit from the night before and there was some discomfort when I ran into those English teachers from my first night out, but this was the most lively night yet. The girls here were the least friendly of all the nights even though they were the ugliest, but I’m starting to think it’s a response to the aggressiveness of the guys. It was so packed that the only way to get through is to hold up your full beer like a torch to clear a path. For the first time ever I saw music video mixing (perhaps with these).

A strange policy of Salta’s clubs is that you must keep the same glass for the entire night or pay $0.75 for another one. You must also pay if you try to leave the club without a glass. What this means is that you have a bunch of guys walking around with empty cocktail glasses in their jean pockets. As a relatively wealthy gringo I am unaffected by the puny fine so I just pay the charge repeatedly throughout the night.

While Lima had more head-turners, Salta has very good foundation of cute girls in the 7 and 8 range with few fatties. I could live here for the girls, so I can only imagine how much better it will get as I move closer to Buenos Aires. Also, when someone needs a light, they don’t ask if you have a lighter, they ask if you have fire. It reminds me of The Fifth Element.

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Nice one Roosh, I can’t wait for that Buenos Aires post. That’s one of the cities that I’ve always wanted to visit. Throw in a few pics when you get to that post, will ya?

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Nice Clubs Roosh. Thanks for the break down. OBTW, do you ever get laid???

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Awesome dude keep it up!

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I can’t wait to hear about Buenos Aires!! Also, isn’t Cipro what they were giving out in case of an anthrax attack or bird flu or something?

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Not that I want to be a racist, but in Argentina and Chile you will notice that white and mestiza girls are much more attractive than those Bolivian Indian girls. Will you ever be in Santiago de Chile?

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If you ever are in Santiago de Chile, call me at
099-9646809, I’m not a woman, but as a reader of your blog it might be funny to meet you.

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Fire Ha – Did any of them look like Leeloo or have her sexy voice?

I have a real question – How common is it for the girls down there to have the brightly colored hair streaks or full heads of – say orange hair?

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If you head south in Argentina check out Tero de fuego… its giant glaciers that you can go hiking on..

Its good for a two day trip. Hey, with global warning this may me your last chance to see them… plus they have a great horeback riding trip through the Andes…

girls in Buenos Aires are okay… they aren’t super friendly. I promise you your life will change when you get to Rio…

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Mhhh… do not totally agree with the quality of the Argentine men’s game in general. Although there are many cases of the ones you point out (the agressive type), and they are the most visible ones, there are others who are smooth and very charming (MANY foreign girls have highlighted this quality, and I’ve seen Argentine guys particularly cleaning it up in the States and the UK vis a vis other nationalities in the same locations).

And while I do not appreciate the agressiveness, I find it quite refreshing sometimes – after living in the US and the UK- to go back home and see guys that actually have the guts to approach you (regardless of the quality of their game). In fact, the structured “rules” of the game in the US are f*&%ing annoying, and I’d rather have a guy come up to me and pull my hair than go back to the DC scene where guys maybe stare at you and just wait for you to approach them or give blatant signals that you like them before they do. And when they do speak to you, they generally start by showing off mentioning their job, etc. Not to mention the calling or not calling games and thereafter. I love the spontaneity and straightforwardness of Latin men, even those who tell you a “piropo” on the street without even knowing you (google it up). They may not have the American game skills, but believe me, most of them know how to treat women way better than every American guy I’ve met. And in the end, that what counts for me.

This is definitely not a hate comment, just a point of view. So don’t take it in a bad or personal way. :paranoid:

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“And while I do not appreciate the agressiveness, I find it quite refreshing sometimes – after living in the US and the UK- to go back home and see guys that actually have the guts to approach you (regardless of the quality of their game). In fact, the structured “rules” of the game in the US are f*&%ing annoying”

US and UK guys are wusses compared to men elsewhere. That’s because US and UK women like to cut their men’s balls with their feminazi crap and mindfuck their sons to “be nice to women”.

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“girls in Buenos Aires are okay… they aren’t super friendly.”

Obviously, Bobby Rio isn’t American. BA girls LOVE los hombres del E.E.U.U. You’ll do fine, Roosh, just stay away from my cousins.

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piropos are hilarious. i just googled some.

“If beauty were a sin, you’d never be forgiven.”
“I’m now sure there is a heaven because I’ve seen an angel.”
“You move like the Bolshoi Ballet”
“Oh! If you could cook like you walk, I want to eat scraps!”
“I must be asleep to dream of such beauty.”
“Where you go, flowers must spring up.”
“So many curves, and me without brakes.”

yeah, sorry sudamericana, this won’t work on american girls. sure, it’ll make em smile and laugh… and that’s it.

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Sudamerica, true that, all of what you said about how guys behave in clubs in the US… I’m guilty of that myself (staring, making approach by talking about work, etc.) But why do you suppose this started in the USA…. could it be anything to do with girls being knee-jerk sarcastic and rebuffing most guys in clubs before they even give the guy a chance? Could it be anything to do with that? Oh, no. Absurd!

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Roosh – piercings around the lip and eyebrow reason — disgusting, and faddish. If they absolutely must get pierced, I wish girls would save the piercings for places that aren’t so exposed (but which are more fun), like the tongue or the nether regions…

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Roissy – interesting about the piropos. I wonder, if typical American girl is in a Latin country where piropos are the norm, would she respond with the same indifference or scorn if a native guy used them, all other things being equal? Or would she find the foreign guy “charming”, “sexy”, and his piropos “exotic” enough to make a dash for la cama?

The real takeaway point here is that American girls would probably respond favorably to the foreign guy with the piropos. She would find his forwardness innocent, charming, and sexy. Whereas she would rebuke an American who said the exact same thing in a club.

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“without seeing any inbreeding with the less attractive Bolivian race.”

Surely you relise they look at you and see nothing more than a hairy man-ape.

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it’s an interesting question if you stick a bolivian man in, say, denmark whether he would find the locals more objectively attractive than the bolivian women he has known his whole life, or if he is genetically/culturally predisposed to find the bolivian female face a paragon of unparalleled heavenly beauty.

if the former, that would be a data point if favor of some universal standard of female beauty. although if the latter were true, that would not in itself dismiss out of hand the possibility that beautiful women across the world share some common facial traits that make them beautiful.

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I’m just curious to know, is there some very negative attitude towards begin sober in US?

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So hold up man what is up with the 5 dollar and such cover charges. Everything sounds a little high priced.

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Lived 8 months in salta. Your overall impression in pretty sound though. Salom Vip is a bit dodgy, full of working girls. Thursdays at line out is also bad as its mostly teenagers and jail bait! Having said that Balcarce street is fun. Lots of totty watching and some great bars. Choice of live music and regae bars and clubs. Salta girls are really party girls and you could leave for home with a mozaic of telephone numbers! I recommend cafe tiempo for live music. Best love hotel in town is el castillo, the castle. Expensive ..but oh so nice..15 US. Themed rooms, egypt is pretty good, and the jacuizzi is great!