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Twelve stacked shipping containers elegantly transform an empty gravel lot into a pop-up tapas bar/lounge/art space. Abundant skylights and high-ceilinged central seating area seamlessly alleviate ... read more
Singles and doubles do their best and loudest Lady Gaga impressions, likely to compete with the equally blaring décor. Vibe is a German indoor biergarten meets decorator with an Asian fetish... read more
Historic low-key drinking den that once brought together leftist politicians, musicians and journalists—rumor has it Fidel Castro got his drink on here—re-opens as a casual pub. Owner u... read more
Starchitect Isay Weinfeld must have imagined Sao Paulo Fashion Week models cavorting here when he designed a catwalk ramp leading into a converted house - complete with mirrored corridor for last-m... read more
Restaurateur Cassio Machado has retained the kitsch factor of his former eatery in the same location, re-envisioning it as a bling-y boxer-playboy den. Dedicated to the sweet science, photos depict... read more
Underground effort to revitalize heydays of downtrodden city center comes in the shape of imaginary men's club, co-founded by owners of Vegas and Clash Club. With neo-baroque-style mirrored doors, ... read more
Danceteria gets rid of Brazilian bureaucracy by improving exit process. To eliminate end-of-the-night traffic jam, cover charges and drink tickets are bought before entry. Ground floor is done up i... read more
Straight-laced amateurs mix with pro high rollers (read: bankers, finance types) and sit at terminals to focus attention on the rise and fall of drink prices and make orders accordingly. Think Anta... read more
Visually busy, mock European artists’ and students’ haven is firmly middle class. Decorator obviously reveled in (mis)appropriation: panty hose covers lights, mirrors usurp tennis racke... read more
Push past red velvet curtains to enter New York-style speakeasy housed literally under the guise of Astor bar/restaurant hidden in the basement. Posters of sexy pin-up girls on the walls and barmen... read more
Focus on non-alcoholic soda pop may find high affinity among teetotalers. Libations menu includes the usual hard-liquor suspects and more than a dozen fizzy, sugary drinks called tubaínas cu... read more
High-wattage fun by owners of it club Vegas is for fashionistas, gays and all the peeps who luv 'em. Old geometric-shaped neon lights aplenty (rescued from when city laid down the law on overabunda... read more
Story goes the old owner heard cows mooing at this former beef packing shop, so he walled it up until its discovery 20 years later. New incarnation as cool ‘50s-, rockabilly-style bar keeps t... read more
Bumping concrete lair a project of French-Brazilian architects Triptyque could be for 20th-century Marie Antoniette and her harem. Glowing skinny white lights in shapes of molding on ceiling and wa... read more
Invite-only bar where Madonna reportedly swapped spit with a Brazilian boytoy is anything but secret; getting in requires clue-ing in. Well-connected fashionistas, musicians, TV personalities and t... read more
It makes perfect sense that it's friends and friends of friends who gather en masse to this old house in the middle of a residential neighborhood; the feeling is to be at home. The boxy living room... read more
Indie rockers, dub heads and jazz nerds collude for some lounge action and tapas, and when they've drunk enough Eisenbahn or Stella Artois, they drag themselves upstairs to the dance floor—ye... read more
Scoring for the night is more feasible at board games joint, started by owner Lucy, self-professed game-o-holic. Twentysomething players choose from among 400 internationally beloved and Brazil-onl... read more
Brazilian rock, indie bands like Mono 4 get their hang-out on at veritable cool party spot to hear colleagues and check each other out while knocking back a few beers to get even looser. Walls feat... read more
Brazil's got the greatest meat, so this upscale Texas-style barbecu...
Twelve stacked shipping containers elegantly transform an empty gra...
Singles and doubles do their best and loudest Lady Gaga impressions...
Historic low-key drinking den that once brought together leftist po...
International chain keeps 90% of menu the same as its Istanbul fore...