Style on Tap

With all due respect to the growing ranks of excellent mixologists in the city, São Paulo doesn't traditionally do cocktails. The potable of choice is beer, namely chopp (pronounced shop-pee), served ice-cold with a foamy head. And the place for a perfectly poured brew—and all the relaxed bonhomie that accompanies it—is Bar Balcao in Jardins. Local media grandees and trendy corporate strivers sit along a 40-yard bar that snakes its way through the room, decorated with Pop Art paintings and sixties-style lighting fixtures hanging above. At 150 Rua Doutor Melo Alves; 55-11/3063-6091.