Peixaria Bar e Venda
Telephone (11) 3805 0151
Aimed at beer lovers, this bar and beer emporium feels more emporium than bar, lacking atmosphere and with a barely-visible-barman tucked away in a corner. There’s certainly nothing lacking when it comes to choice, however, with more than 200 types of beer on sale, though only four of them on tap: Guinness, and three other brands on rotation. Bunches of students go some way to livening up the space, set in an old Vila Madalena house, with the cosiest spots to be found in the front and back gardens. Keep your eyes peeled for a bottle of Sink the Bismarck – possibly the world’s strongest and one of the most expensive beers, at 41% proof, and an eyewatering R$600. Luckily, it’s tucked away on the highest shelf in the shop – out of reach of most hands, as well as pockets.