Feb 11, 2009
Each time a big nightclub opens in São Paulo, there's a rush to go check it out and a flurry of parties that get people talking. Currently, that place is the new outpost of New York's Pink Elephant (pictured above). Posh, pricey, frequented by the glittery, glam São Paulo youth.
Another hot spot is the Bar Secreto, clearly inpired by the secretive speakeasy-type bars that have been popping up all over New York. Small and clubby, it's the place to go if you're over 25 and like to party hard. This Saturday they're throwing a pre-Carnival bash.
Speaking of partying hard, the coolest bar in São Paulo where often the night ends at dawn is Dry, in the Jardins district. Tiny, cultish and very off-the-beaten-path, Dry is the sort of cliquey place where everyone seems to know everyone else. Fun - very fun - if you're made to feel part of the crowd.
Bar Secreto: Rua Álvaro Anes, 97, tel. 3063-4206
Dry: Al. Padre João Manuel, 700, tel. 3729-6653
Pink Elephant: Rua Gumercindo Saraiva, 289 (Dacon), tel. 3818-0806