Time Out São Paulo

Bars

The best of São Paulo bars, pubs and botecos

  • Highland fling

    The best bars in São Paulo for a wee dram of whisky

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  • Best new bars

    The beer garden at Les 3 Brasseurs, one of several new bars in SP

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  • Musical mix

    We’ve got each night of the week covered for a drink with live music

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  • Bars with a view

    See São Paulo from a different perspective

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  • Sing it back

    Step up to the mic for four minutes of fame at the best karaoke bars

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Beer lovers

Melograno

Melograno

Gourmet beers galore in this upmarket Vila Madalena bar

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Cervejaria Nacional

Cervejaria Nacional

Sample the home brew at this lively Pinheiros microbrewery

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The Blue Pub

The Blue Pub

A lively after-work spot which serves a decent selection of beers on tap

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Cervejaria Ô Fiô

Cervejaria Ô Fiô

Journey round Brazil with the impressive menu at this Morumbi watering hole

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The cocktail hour

Bar Número

Bar Número

See and be seen at this super slick joint

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At Nine

At Nine

A lowlit cocktail joint decked out in leather and wood

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SubAstor

SubAstor

Sexy subterranea in red and black

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Great bar food

Exquisito!

Exquisito!

Great ceviche and a unique Latino vibe

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Bottagallo

Bottagallo

Brilliant bar food and a bustling atmosphere

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Genésio

Genésio

The discerning clientele makes this boteco buzz

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Bars with a view

The View

The View

Sip your drink slowly and marvel at the view

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Terraço Itália

Terraço Itália

A high-rise lounge bar with an unbeatable view

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Skye

Skye

Sip cocktails from the roof of the Hotel Unique

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Outdoor drinking

Queen's Head

Queen's Head

A windowless pub with a bonus tropical beer garden

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Bar da Dida

Bar da Dida

A simple, friendly gem of a bar with tables outside

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Drosophyla

Drosophyla

A secret garden hideaway with divine drinks

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Barhoppers' guides

Bar hoppers' guide: Baixo Augusta

Bar hoppers' guide: Baixo Augusta

These gritty, fun streets are packed most nights, leaving ample opportunities for trouble. Of the good kind. Join the punks, rockers and hipsters and party on down on possibly the coolest street in the city

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Bar hoppers' guide: Bixiga

Bar hoppers' guide: Bixiga

Rua 13 de Maio in Bixiga, SP’s Italian heartland, is a gritty pick-and-mix of a street, where classic rock, pizza and bare-bones bar culture rule – no posers allowed

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Bar hoppers' guide: Vila Madalena

Bar hoppers' guide: Vila Madalena

The crowds stake their claim early on Rua Aspicuelta as Vila Madalena limbers up for the weekend; but just a few blocks from the hubbub, the bohemian neighbourhood’s flipside shows its face

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Bar hoppers' guide: Vila Mariana

Bar hoppers' guide: Vila Mariana

It doesn't have the PR of Vila Madalena or Jardins – and it's devoid of the rock 'n' roll cool of Baixo Augusta – but Vila Mariana offers plenty of spots for the post-work and post-study locals to knock a few back

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Latest features

Highland fling

Highland fling

The best bars in São Paulo for a wee dram of whisky

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Izakaya invasion

Izakaya invasion

Team saké and Japanese eats at the city's best izakayas - Japan's answer to the gastropub

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Around the world in five botecos

Around the world in five botecos

Botecos are at the heart of the city’s democratic food and drink culture. We round up five classic spots, each representing a different cuisine

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