Nightlife

Top Choice Club in São Paulo

D-Edge

With one of the city’s most remarkable sound systems and a roster of world-famous DJs, this mixed gay-straight club is an elder statesmen of the club scene but it remains a ‘don’t miss’ for fans of electronica and o…
Top Choice Boteco in Parque Ibirapuera & Around

Veloso

Arrive early to this outstanding boteco, a quick walk from Vila Mariana's metro station, where crowds fight over tables for some of the city's best caipirinhas in exotic flavors (jabuticaba, starfruit with basil, or…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Pinheiros, Vila Madalena & Around

Ambar

Cozy and convivial, Ambar's long, welcoming bar is probably the single best spot in town to sip on juicy IPAs or a humidity-retreating pilsner or weiss. The craft beer on the 15 taps here is impossibly fresh, and go…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Centro & Around

Cervejaria Dogma

Dogma routinely dominates the top 10 ranked beers in Brazil on Untappd, and their no-frills taproom near Santa Cecília metro station is Sampa's best microbrewery by a considerable margin – especially for hopheads. Y…
Top Choice Bar in São Paulo

Bar do Luiz Fernandes

Friendly, supremely local and quintessentially São Paulo, it's worth traipsing into the North Zone for this authentic boteco to chase Doña Idalina's house-specialty bolinhos (croquettes; try the beef version, splash…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Pinheiros, Vila Madalena & Around

Guilhotina

Pages of in-house created cocktails are the calling at this hip den of mixology. At the helm, Veja magazine's 2017 bartender of the year, Márcio Silva, a SubAstor alum. Silva shakes and stirs 15 years of European ex…
Top Choice Cafe in Pinheiros, Vila Madalena & Around

Coffee Lab

Both caffeine junkie and international connoisseur, there are few Brasileiras as crazy about coffee as the adorable Isabela Raposeiras, who runs this part-cafe, part–barista school. This is the spot to go for single…
Top Choice Bar in Centro & Around

Bar da Dona Onça

In the striking Edifício Copan, Dona Onça is one of downtown's best bars. Not only for the packed crowds and excellent drinks, but for lauded chef Janaina Rueda's kitchen that churns out extraordinary Brazilian-hear…
Top Choice Bar in Pinheiros, Vila Madalena & Around

Empório Alto de Pinheiros

This neighborhood beer emporium – one of the city's first – has evolved into a full-on gourmet craft-beer refuge as the brew scene in Brazil continues to explode. Cerveza artesanal geeks fret nervously over more tha…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Ubatuba

Doca 390

This clearly un-superstitious bar's 13 taps flow with a mix of local, regional and international craft beers, finally giving Ubatubense a hip spot to guzzle proper pints (R$13 to R$32), along with a wealth of elevat…