A short stroll from Córdoba’s historic district, the once gritty neighbourhood, Güemes has slowly been transforming into one of the hottest nightlife destinations in town. In the heart of this hip area, is Capitán, a large-scale beer house and the fifth venue from local hospitality maverick, Guillermo Cacciavillani.

Once a police station built in the 1970s, an extensive eight-month renovation has resulted in a brutal iron, concrete and glass affair that evidences Cacciavillani’s love for rigorous lines and spatial fluidity.

Outside, a rusty seven-metre high chimney takes centre stage, while light bounces off the angular windows adding shimmering substance to the otherwise stark facade. Spread over two floors, that are connected by a dramatic spiral staircase, the similarly unadorned interiors are sharply punctuated with furnishings and lighting fixtures in fire engine red. ‘My biggest goal was transforming this neighbourhood and creating an engaging place that will allure a young population,’ says Cacciavillani.

In the summer months, an ice cold brew is best enjoyed on the outdoor terrace. We suggest the two signature local craft beers Honey by Tío Sam and Wallace Scotch Ale by Vulp.