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Shoeless Joe's/El Alamo Bar

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Address: Uruguay 1175 / 77 | (between Santa Fe Avenue and Arenales Street), Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Dingy Beer Joint With NFL Football On

Shoeless Joe's El Alamo is your traditional college-style dingy beer joint. It's actually not that dingy but the dark setting makes it appear that way. If there are windows... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Washington, DC
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Washington, DC
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84 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shoeless Joe's El Alamo is your traditional college-style dingy beer joint. It's actually not that dingy but the dark setting makes it appear that way. If there are windows there, I didn't see any. The joint is rather small and it didn't seem like there were that many tables. I went to go watch a NFL playoff game since they... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Great place to watch football and the beer is cold. Went a couple of times and both times the food was good and the service was friendly (thank you mi lei)👍

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Odessa, Texas
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91 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Just the spot for going and watching the Sunday football games!! A little smoky for me, but very cold beverages and nice people throughout the bar!! Thanks for being there in the time of a football fix!!

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Centennial, Colorado
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

Stayed at the nearby Howard Johnson Hotel Boutique Recoleta -- and loved this place for an afternoon of NCAA football (had to catch the Oregon Ducks). Staff was wonderful!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

This is a good place to go to watch the game and have some cheap but pretty good beers. It's also a good place to run into expats and other visitors from the U.S. who will give you helpful tips on things to check out while you're in town which go beyond the standard guidebook information.

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texas
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270 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

so i had a 12 hour layover in BA, and looked this place up and dropped in. HOLY HELL.....i accept all of the above reviews--good and bad. i first arrived to what appeared to be a army of young ones trying to drink themselves to death. i slowly made my way to the back of the bar on the first... More 

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4 Thank shark4rk
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

I've been there with my friends last friday and to be honest I had a terrible experience. First of all, the service is really terrible especially the security guards are such rude persons. They charge 50 pesos at least to get in, if you don't paid you don't get in. It so unbelievable crowded, you cannot even dance or have... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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118 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

We were looking for a spot to watch Texas A&M play the first game of the season. I had searched online and read that it was a good place to watch US Sports. I also asked a few people on tours when we arrived in Buenos Aires and they also recommended it. We headed over on Saturday and found that... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

I really like the bar. If you pay 50 pesos you will drink beer all night at Alamo. For those who doens't like to smoke I do not recomend, cause it's ok to smoke inside the bar... It's always full of people, many tourists. I liked and recomend.

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Thornton, Colorado
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013 via mobile

A great American sporta bar hidden off the street. A good place to meet other Americans traveling along with what seemed to be fluent Argentinians, making it easier to communicate. (Or at least for non Spanish speakers like myself) The smoke aspect is something you will find in just about any bar in BA so dont be intimdated. The food... More 

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