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While beach bums head for cities and towns along the coast, night hawks live it up in São Paulo. Bars, gastropubs and baladas have you covered from happy hour to the wee ones, no matter your scene or the night of the week. São Paulo’s most glamorous partygoers frequent the upscale Vila Olímpia and Itaim neighborhoods. The outdoor deck at L’Absolu hums with small talk and flirtation when the weather cooperates. The Vila Madalena region also welcomes a trendy clientele but the atmosphere is slightly more casual. You can choose from four bars at the corner of Mourato Coelho and Aspicuelta: Boteco São Bento, Posto 6, Cervejaria Patriarca and José Menino.
Slide over to Casa 92 or Estudio Emme in Pinheiros for some turntable-conducted entertainment. Once São Paulo’s red light district, the area around Rua Augusta recently started returning to its discotheque roots. Alberta #3 downtown moves to a British rock beat. Electronic music lovers might also want to check out Clash Club in Barra Funda, while those looking to saddle up and go country can sample the sertanejo sound at nearby Villa Country.