Baby Beef Rubaiyat
Telephone (11) 3071 4535
Bang, smack in the middle of one of São Paulo’s proliferating financial centres, this spacious bar is a popular happy-hour hangout. The faux-rustic decor, with naked light bulbs and adobe mud walls, may seem slightly incongruous with the executive crowd, but the combination of good beers (including Serramalte and Quilmes), tasty bites – try the tapioca parcels with gorgonzola – and handy location is a winning one.
Sunday afternoon’s live pop-rock music draws a good-looking, flirtatious crowd. Anyone who has been in Salvador for more than a nanosecond will recognise the coloured strips of material hanging from the ceiling, from the Nosso Senhor do Bomfim church.