Where to Drink in Sao Paulo

Sip classic cocktails, listen to live jazz, salsa, and blues, and mingle with Sao Paulo's elite at these bars, lounges, and music clubs. 

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Subterranean Sexiness: SubAstor

This sensual basement cocktail lounge, tucked under the less intimate but equally fantastic Bar Astor, started a cocktail revolution when it opened in 2009. On his way to winning accolades as the city’s best bartender, Italian mixologist Fabio la Pietra isn’t afraid to push boundaries with his inventive concoctions. Working with unorthodox ingredients like bottled butter, capers, and saffron, he defies Brazilian standards like caipirinhas and whiskey on the rocks. Rua Delfina, 163; 55-11/3815-1364; subastor.com.br.