Escape a little of the posturing and predicatbility of Zona Sul at this long-running Madureira gem
Off the beaten track it may be, but Papa G offers three floors of unadulterated fun for boys and girls. DJs play Brazilian music of all kinds, so get down to some pagode (a poppy version of samba) or down and dirty to some Carioca funk. The best atmosphere is on the terrace, and it is worth looking out for the themed nights, which have included Hairspray (the John Waters movie) and a Grecian theme, which fits perfectly with the club's neo-Classical pillars. Opt for the VIP section and pay a reasonable cover charge to drink as much as you like.