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We have the top three picks for this Monday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.

Encontro de Pandeiros (Centro) – An unusual musical encounter of three pandeiro players happens tonight at Matilha Cultural, in República.

Brazilian pandeiro players Rafael Toledo and Léo Rodrigues meet Uruguayan pandeiro instrumentalist Nacho Delgado for a memorable night of multicultural rhythms.

Matilha Cultural – Rua Rêgo Freitas, 542, República.

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Escuro (Centro) – Another edition of the “Escuro” party will take place in São Paulo’s downtown this evening.

Afro music lovers should definitely head to this event, where one can dance to a delightful setlist of Afrobeat and Afro-Brazilian sounds until 2 AM.

Mandíbula Bar – Galeria Metrópole, Praça Dom José Gáspar, 106 (next to República metrô station).

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Samba do Desempregado (Vila Buarque) – A favorite among graduate students in São Paulo, especially for its cheap beer and nice environment, Sucesso’s Bar hosts the “Samba do Desempregado” tonight.

There will be live samba music until 11 PM and exclusive beer promotions.

Sucesso’s Bar – Rua Doutor Cesário Motta Júnior, 580, Vila Buarque.

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Bar Léo Aurora (Santa Ifigênia)
Working in the same venue since 1940, Bar Léo is a must when it comes to São Paulo’s bohemian history. Make sure to try one of their refreshing draught beer options, and also their delicious fritters (meat of codfish).
Bar Leó Aurora – 11 AM – 8 PM
Rua Aurora, 100 – Santa Ifigênia – Tel: (11) 3221-0247
Entrance: Free

Picanha do Gaúcho (Casa Verde)
A favorite among Zona Norte’s residents, Picanha do Gaúcho is a popular bar-restaurant that will certainly please meat lovers looking for a relaxed environment and cold beer.
Picanha do Gaúcho – 5 AM – 11 PM
Av. Águas de São Pedro, 444 – Santana – Tel: (11) 2959-4601
Entrance: Free

Caetano’s Bar (Imirim)
A reference for its delicious Brazilian finger food, Caetano’s is a great option for those exploring the Zona Norte region. Make sure to try “Caetana”, considered by Smirnoff as one of Brazil’s best “caipiroskas” – a vodka caipirinha.
Caetano’s Bar – 2 PM – 12 AM
Avenida Engenheiro Caetano Álvares, 5496 – Imirim – Tel.: (11) 2976-4598
Entrance: Free

Athenas (Consolação)
The restaurant-bar-café is definitely a good choice for those hanging around the famous Rua Augusta Street. Apart from being a great Greek food spot, the venue’s got nice happy hour promotions and affordable drinks, such as mojitos and the “Margarita Morango Frozen”.
Athenas – 7 AM – 2:30 AM
Rua Augusta, 1449 – Consolação – Tel: (11) 3262-1945
Entrance: Free

Empanadas Bar (Vila Madalena)
They claim to have served the first Chilean-Argentinian “empanadas” in Brazil – and the quality does not disappoint indeed. Working in the heart of Vila Madalena since the 1980s, the Empanadas Bar combines a pleasant environment, great draft beer and nice empanadas of endless flavors.
Empanadas Bar – 12 PM
Rua Wizard, 489 – Vila Madalena – Tel.: (11) 3032-2116
Entrance: Free

Bar Brahma (Centro)
One of the oldest bars in São Paulo, the seventy-year-old Bar Brahma is a reference when it comes to the city’s bohemian scene. Famous for its tremendously cold beer, nice finger food, and live Brazilian music.
Bar Brahma – 11:30 AM – 1 AM
Avenida São João, 677 – Centro – Tel: (11) 2039 1250
Entrance: Free

Desembargador (Perdizes)
Offering a diverse, creative finger food menu, Desembargador is a good idea both for a family dinner or a workmates’ reunion. A wide variety of drinks, wines, and beers can be appreciated at this bar.
Bar Desembargador – 5 PM – 1 AM
Rua Desembargador do Vale, 253 – Perdizes – Tel: (11) 3672-3676
Entrance: See venue for details.

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