Colorful is how you would describe this place at first glance. Psychedelic lights dot the scene at the famous club called The Week. Party animals find this place irresistible as the varied DJs spin wonderful music and the dance floor is quite expansive as compared with others in the area. The bar is well stocked and the cocktails available are amazing. Events take place on a regular basis, with famed DJs making their presence felt at this popular night haunt. Check the website or call ahead for future event details and timings.
SubAstor is nestled in the basement of the bohemian-style Bar Astor. The vibe at this speakeasy is reminiscent of watering holes in the Prohibition era, with antique furniture and dim lights adding to its charm. World-class bartending is backed with delicious bar fare and good music. The cocktail list has an emphasis on martinis and features classic concoctions as well as creative ones like earl grey mar-tea-ni, salad martini, and rose cucumber gin and tonic, and molecular foam margarita.
Atop Hotel Unique, the exquisite Skye resto-bar promises an exhilarating time like no other. Indulge in a drink or two from the extensive list of wine and spirits to go with the complementing contemporary menu - an eclectic blend of European and Asian cuisines. The rooftop pool, tasteful decor, mood-enhancing lighting and beats, coupled with breathtaking views of São Paulo, ooze a luxurious and sophisticated aura.
Known as the hottest nightclub around, D-Edge churns out tunes from international DJ's and live music throughout the week. Each night a different genera of music can be found playing. The lively ambiance is fueled by a trendy crowd that frequents this hotspot. The state-of-the-art sound and lighting system really take this club over the edge and makes it a must visit for visitors looking to get a taste of São Paulo nightlife.
Located in Vila Madalena, Bar Astor reflects the neighborhood’s bohemian vibe. Vibrant tiles, LED-tube lights and marble tabletops contribute to an ambiance akin to that of charming 1950s botecos. Enjoy a beer or specialty cocktail to accompany traditional Brazilian pub grub like coxinha, pastéis and bouillabaisse. Head downstairs to SubAstor, their speakeasy-style basement counterpart.
Given the success of its venture in Porto Alegre, Beco has opened a new nightspot in São Paulo. In March 2011, Beco 203 hit the clubbing scene and it is now one of the most happening clubs in town. It features an interesting mix of live music and other acts throughout the week, and such groups as Forgotten Boys and 5prastantas have performed here in the past. Beco 203 is open late most nights of the week, and caters to everyone ages 18 and over.
Choperia Aclimação is casual, relaxed and unpretentious. Head to this cozy neighborhood eatery for hearty local cuisines, laid-back ambiance and a great selection of drinks. They offer a good variety of cocktails like the traditional lime and cachaca caipirinhas, as well as beers like Paulistânia, Erdinger and Xingu. Their decor is simple, the bright ochre walls adorned with old prints, black and white photographs and posters of popular beers. Mingle with the friendly locals over a chilled pint of chope (draft beer) and as you share a plate of empanadas or classic coxinha, a batter-fried chicken drumstick. For something more substantial, you can opt for churrasco, or barbeque steak.
Since 1973, this restaurant has been treating locals and tourists with authentic cachacas. Apart from cachacas, a foodie who comes here must try their Caldo de Mocotó and their Tapioca de Carne-Seca. You can always end your course with one of their delectable desserts such as the Caju em Calda Cocada Cremosaor and the Goiaba Cremosa. To complement this and the other Brazilian delicacies, you have traditional cocktails which are reinvented in an exotic style. This restaurant is a definite must visit if you want to have some of the best Brazilian cuisine around.
Vinheria Percussi epitomizes Italian food done right with its commitment to authentic flavors and innovative use of ingredients. The family-run restaurant has won several awards for its place in the city's dining scene. Chef Silvia Percussi creates classic Italian dishes, served in a contemporary format, effortlessly blending modern technique and time honored recipes. Dine on specialties like the salmon carpaccio with cottage cheese foam, creamy polenta with mushroom sauce, and arancino with saffron. Sommelier and owner Lamberto Percussi's esoteric wine list features a selection of classic wines from around the world, as well as an intriguing selection of little known varieties to pair with your meal. A visit here is sure to be a memorable gustatory experience and is not to be missed if you appreciate fine Italian cuisine.