Clarion Hotel Faria Lima
Rua Jeronimo da Veiga 248
Sao Paulo, 04536-001
Phone: (55) 11 2197-7550
Fax: (55) 11 2197-7551
Bars & Cafes
If you like to party and get high on quirky entertainment then the Vermont Itaim is the place you need to check out. With live music performance, snazzy DJ nights and even an all woman Samba band performing on Sundays, the Vermont Itaim is growing as an increasingly popular nightclub in the Brazilian city of São Paulo. If the scene on the lower floor gets to suffocating, you can head over to the terrace, where you can enjoy you drink, while cocooned in the calm of the night.
Wall Street Bar is impossible to miss, as there is a replica of the iconic "Charging Bull" placed in the small plaza in front of the New York-style brownstone facade of the building. The menu at Wall Street is a bit different than your typical nightlife spot. Modeled after the stock market on the bar's namesake street, the price of each beverage fluctuates depending on demand. Each table is outfitted with a computer terminal that displays the menu and price fluctuations, and has a credit card reader attached so you can time your purchase perfectly. A food menu is also available, although the prices remain fixed for this component of the restaurant. An exciting element for a fun night out, Wall Street Bar's unique service is worth a stop.
For decades the Cabral family have been operating the Botequim do Hugo and have been serving the neighborhood locals as well as tourists. This bar is more like a home to people where they come in to relax and socialize. The bar is well-stocked and the delicious fare includes the famous pastries with meat and cheese stuffing. The Cabral family is warm and inviting, thus guests never feel like leaving the place. So when you are in the area, a visit to the Botequim do Hugo is a must to enjoy this experience.
Located in Itaim Bibi, Vipiteno is famous for its creamy, rich gelatoes and sorbets. Headed by the renowned chef Laurent Suaudeau, the dessert bar makes use of recipes that warrant pure, imported European ingredients. Apart from the gorgeous desserts, the joint also serves a variety of gourmet coffees, as well as sandwiches and French pastries. Take your pick of some of the best icecreams in the city ranging from favorites like Amarena and Pistachio to the contemporary combos like Macaroon Chocopist that blends the baked goodness of classic macaroons with rich Italian icecreams.
Vaca Véia is a fun place to hang out and relax with some drinks with friends. Located in Itaim Bibi, the joint serves popular drinks and a good grub at affordable price. With extended happy hours, the place is always abuzz with regular locals. Simple dishes of good proportions, awesome drinks and a fun atmosphere makes Vaca a must visit.
For a whiff of São Paulo’s up-and-coming rock scene, head to Manifesto Rock Bar. Hard rock and heavy metal dominates the scene here with a great line-up of concerts and live music events. Previous performances have included the likes of top names Iron Maiden, Metallica and Deep Purple. Head bang to your favorite band, dance the night away to the DJs eclectic playlist, and unwind at the lounge with cocktails and spirits for happening experience.
Bom Gosto - Lanchonete e Restaurante is a bar and restaurant that specializes in typical Brazilian dishes complemented by a selection of beer. Guests can savor items such as Filé Mignon Grelhado, Picanha Bom Gosto, Fígado Acebolado and Filé de Frango Light. The classic flavors and textures of these dishes are retained, making it a great place to experience quintessential Brazilian cuisine without breaking the bank. After a meal, sip a refreshing cup of tea or cappuccino while seated in their patio and enjoy the vibrant street scene. Their polite and efficient waiting staff ensures a memorable dining time.
The Na Mata Café located in the Itaim Bibi region is a delightful place for music and food. Bringing together some of the most talented local artists, the cafe provides top notch entertainment. The crowd here comprises of young working professionals, who come here to have a good time after work. The interiors are simple, with minimal furniture, an open bar with bar stools, a dais as well as an exposed brick wall with a neon signboard. The menu includes contemporary dishes and even has a every impressive drinks section which go well with the music. For more information check out their website.
Back in the day, the word barbacoa was actually the greenwood grill used for roasting meat by Arawak Indians. Keeping that in mind, a steakhouse restaurant was established by the same name in São Paulo. Barbacoa's ambiance is quite classy and sophisticated, despite being a busy establishment. Every dish is cooked to perfection and presented elegantly. A glass of vintage red wine completes your experience. Do ask the staff for recommendations.
Bar des Arts is a French bar in São Paulo. This sophisticated lounge comes with an al fresco seating area as well. Select a table outdoors to enjoy the Mediterranean vibe that complements delicious cocktails and appetizers. This place is a popular choice among locals and visitors alike. Soak up a fruit caipiroska with codfish cakes or claw of crab, among others.
Known for its fine and relaxed atmosphere, the Bar Aurora has probably one of the most interesting alcohol menu's that one could find in Sao Paulo. Bar Aurora has a rustic look with a concrete ceiling, open shelves displaying a large stock of bottles, and photographs of some of Sao Paulo's important landmarks. The smartly dressed wait staff are knowledgeable and serve you the finest foods this side of town has to offer. Popular dishes include sandwiches, croquettes and Salads. Bar Aurora also serves cold beer to accompany your food.
The traffic jam on J.K. Avenue is the unmistakable give-away: the Charles Edward is packed again which happens just about every evening. It looks like the perfect English pub with antique furniture and a London-like atmosphere. The shows that are presented live on stage provide the perfect soundtrack to the dance floor where the mostly over-30 crowd groove to the sounds of pop music, reggae and blues. The Whisky Club boasts more than 1000 members and 50 different brands of Scotch.