Empório Alto de Pinheiros

Top choice bar in Pinheiros, Vila Madalena & Around

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 than 400 bottled or 45 choices on draft, including the city's widest global selection. You'll need a few drinks to tolerate the service.

Beers come in numerous sizes (150ml, 200ml, 300ml, 400ml and 500ml) so prices vary wildly. Its in-house bottle shop is hands down the city's best for variety.