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Inside Austin's Latest Speakeasy: Milonga Room

05.27.2016 by: Travis Sandoval
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Hidden in the basement of Buenos Aires Cafe is a secret speakeasy called Milonga Room. Milonga refers to both a genre of music and a place where tango is danced. In keeping with the exclusive tone, the bar promises to hold surprise performances including music and dance.

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The bar may be dimly lit, but it's a great place to gather with a small group of friends.

The intimate space was recently restored with decor from Buenos Aires thrift shops. Tufted seats and ornate furniture create a decaying glamor while decades old photographs, posters, and magazines help set the speakeasy’s era. Lights are kept extra low to keep things moody. 

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Milonga Room aims to bring Argentine drinks to Austin.

While the main dining room upstairs allows you a filling taste of Buenos Aires, Milonga Room focuses on cocktails and drinks offering only a few bites of Argentine cuisine. We recommend sipping on the bar's signature drink the Milonguero (made with rye whiskey, amaro meletti, and angostura). On the food menu you’ll find a variety of empanadas as well as olives and cheese boards. You could make a full meal out of them, but don’t count on it.

Milonga Room

In true Austin form, Milonga Room offers a blend of glamor and grit.

Here’s how to make sure you can get into this exclusive spot. Shoot a text to 512-593-1920 or email with your name, the date and time you’d like to visit, and the number of people in your party. When the restaurant confirms your reservation, you’ll get the night’s password for entry. Your reservation lasts 2 hours but if the night happens to be slow and you’re in the mood for more empanadas and cocktails, you might be able to stay a little longer.

If you’d like to grab a last minute spot, check out their Instagram (@milonga_room) for the night’s password and an update on open spots.

Milonga Room

Earn extra points by reviving the era's fashion for your visit!

Don't get left out, reserve your spot at Milonga Room today!

{Milonga Room Official Site}

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