On a month-long trip to Argentina, we took a weekend to explore San Carlos de Bariloche (commonly known as "Bariloche").
On the day we arrived we started to ask the front desk staff about a nearby brewery – we thought we would walk over and have some dinner. She asked if we meant the Patagonia brewery, which we quickly decided was indeed the brewery we wanted; I don’t even remember the name of the poor brewery we thought we wanted to visit, because Patagonia beer had become one of our favorite Argentine brews, and as soon as we realized it was an option, we dropped any thought of other breweries.
We took a cab the 17 miles and arrived at the most beautiful setting imaginable – an absolutely gorgeous panorama of trees, water and mountains – we could not get enough of it! Add delicious beer and great pub food and it just doesn’t get any better. We had a hightop table for two at the window looking out over the stunning vista; there are also massively long tables made from cypress.
Outside there is plenty of seating in the form of sofas and grouping of Adirondack chairs – there are no bad options. We ate indoors, then walked around the grounds for a while just taking in the views; we decided to take the bus back to our hotel, and hopped on the Number 10 for the ride back down the mountain.
Written by guest writer Laura Atkins
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