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Bars & Nightclubs -- Night owls will find plenty to occupy themselves, whether it's around the late-night eateries close to the plaza or the pleasant stretch of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs along the nighttime parade known as Calle Balcarce, close to the train station. Goblin Irish Pub, Caseros 445 (tel. 387/401-0886), is a handsome bar that draws an expat crowd eager to speak English. Drinks are pricey, however, compared to other places. Wasabi, Balcarce 938 (tel. 387/421-6575), is a trendy sushi bar and disco, open Tuesday to Sunday 9pm to 2am. Uno, Balcarce 926 (tel. 387/422-9120), is a slick establishment that attracts a young crowd. Club Nueve, Balcarce 907 (tel. 387/155-323-009 [cell]), is a nightclub specializing in electronic music.

Casinos -- Every town and village in Argentina has at least one casino, and Salta is no different. The most upscale is the Sheraton's Casino Salta, Ejercito del Norte 330 (tel. 387/437-3022; www.casinosalta.com). Boulevard Casino, Av. Virrey Toledo 702 (no phone), is located in Alto Noa shopping mall and is open 24 hours.

Cinemas -- Hoyts, Alto Noa Shopping Mall, Av. Virrey Toledo 702 (tel. 387/421-9666), offers standard Hollywood fare at its eight-screen theater.

Peñas -- A trip to Salta would not be complete without a night spent tapping along to a singing gaucho dressed up in billowing pants and knee-high leather boots. Traditional music bars (known as peñas) are dotted all around the city, but are particularly numerous on Balcarce Street. Café de Tiempo ★, Balcarce 901 (tel. 387/432-0771), is one of the most famous, with a colorful, old-world interior. La Vieja Estacion, Balcarce 885 (tel. 387/421-7727), and La Peña del Chaqueno, Balcarce 885 (tel. 387/421-7727), are both big and popular -- with handkerchief-waving maidens dancing until late -- and serve traditional food. Peña Gauchos de Güemes, Av. Uruguay 750 (tel. 387/421-7007; ww.gauchosdesalta.com.ar), takes it a little more seriously, and the adobe-style venue has been declared a Salta heritage site. It is located 13 blocks from the plaza, close to Alto Noa shopping mall.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.