To celebrate St Patrick's Day, we've gathered together some of the best places in São Paulo for a pint of Guinness. It's worth noting, however, that some pubs organise special events on the night itself, with drinks promotions, live music (and the odd novelty leprechaun) with cover charges, so it's best to check the bar's website for details before heading out.
All Black Irish Pub
Rua Oscar Freire 163, Jardim Paulista, 3088 7990, allblack.com.br
There’s nothing particularly Irish about this upmarket Jardins boozer, least of all the name. But you will find the black stuff on tap, alongside London Pride and Erdinger. R$16 per pint.
The Blue Pub
Alameda Ribeirão Preto 384, Bela Vista, 3284 8338, thebluepub.com.br
The hit-and-miss food at this raucous two-storey spot just off Avenida Paulista adds a certain authenticity to the pub experience. R$16 per pint. Read more on The Blue Pub
Rua Min. Jesuino Cardoso 178, Itaim Bibi, 3044 4194, dublin.com.br
ive music and a lack of seating make this a stand-and-shout kind of place to nurse a pint. Unless you grab a stool at the bar for an early one on a quiet mid-week night. R$17 per pint. Read more on Dublin
Alameda Itú 1529, Jardins, 3086 0780, omalleysbar.net
Flirting and watching sports on the big screens are two of the top activities (never at the same time, mind you) at this huge Jardins pub. Drinking draft Guinness rates highly too, especially during their annual St Patrick’s Day party. R$18 per pint. Read more on O'Malley's
Rua Tucambira 163, Pinheiros, 3774 3778, queenshead.com.br
The complete lack of any windows in this newly-opened Pinheiros pub inside the Centro Brasileiro Britânico building means you can imagine you’re in rainy old Ireland or England. And then smile when you remember you’re in Brazil. R$13 per pint. Read more on The Queen's Head