Seems that we were a little slow to figure this one out, so in the spirit of education, here’s something you should know if you ever go to Palermo. There is a great bar called Unico - located on Fitz Roy and Honduras. It is the oldest bar in Palermo - established way before the barro became trendy. The drinks were cheap, and the place was packed…. so packed that the crowd overflowed onto the patio and into the street. We stood around drinking beers in the street talking to local girls until about 5am. We really enjoyed ourselves.
LESSON TIME: so what we learned after the fact - so far two separate independent sources have confirmed - is that this is the bar where local girls go when they want to have a “great night”. “Great night” as in sex. Every day we learn something new. [INSERTED: Please read the comment for a well articulated but conflicting viewpoint from Mariela]