Small bottle beer R$12; caipirinha R$22; cover R$80
Major cards accepted
Open Open 10pm-5am Tue-Sat
Rua Alvaro Anes 97,
Bar Secreto website
This isn’t exactly a bar, in spite of its name – it’s definitely a balada, or nightclub. But set in a discreet corner of Pinheiros close to the FNAC bookstore, Bar Secreto does, on the other hand, have a slightly secretive air about it. You can’t call, for example – contact is only via email. The guest list is carefully managed by the hostess on the door; and some nights, a secret password gives entry a little extra frisson. All very well – if your name’s on the list. Once you’re in, you’ll find a candle-lit room with a piano, leather couches, chandeliers and lots of paintings on the walls, and a soundtrack that’s mainly rock, MPB and electronic. The exclusive club, peopled by fashionistas and hipsters, walks the walk, too – Madonna threw a party here in 2008, and Bono himself had a crack at the karaoke at an aftershow party for U2’s series of shows earlier this year.
By Time Out São Paulo editors
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