Comfort Suites Oscar Freire
Rua Oscar Freire, 1948
Sao Paulo, 05409-011
Phone: (55) 11 21374700
Fax: (55) 11 21374701
Bars & Cafes
La Madrileña is the mecca for wine connoisseurs. This cozy bar has a great collection of Spanish wines that are picked, imported and stored under the best conditions. More like a winery, the La Madrileña is managed by a Hispano-Brazilian duo. The whole idea of this bar is to bring the Spanish culture of tapas and wine under one roof. Apart from the precious wine collection, their authentic Spanish food is something that they are proud of. Home-style and traditional family recipes are made here which are sure to please your taste buds. Dishes such as batatas bravas, croquetas and calamares en su tinta (squid stew in black ink) are some of their best and most ordered dishes. Drop by at La Madrileña to have that perfect weekend lunch by sipping some exotic Spanish wine and devouring the fare.
Named after James Joyce's classic novel, Finnegans Wake, this fashionable pub is a favorite among the 30-something inhabitants of São Paulo. Besides the typical Irish setting, with wooden tables and serving counter, and celebration extravaganzas like the green beer on Saint Patrick's Day, there are many typical Gaelic touches such as the famed Irish Coffee, and typical dishes and drinks from the Emerald Isle. For those with an appetite, the Finnismonster sandwich should do the trick: two hamburgers, lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise on wholemeal bread, served with French fries. The pub remains open from 6p Monday through Friday and on Saturdays, it opens at 7p.
Ringue Lounge is a great addition to São Paulo's nightlife scene. With an eclectic schedule of events held here every week, it draws in the crowds for live gigs of myriad genres. The space is decorated in plush red, gold and velvet to resemble a boxing ring. Sip on their signature cocktails and let your hair down on the spacious dance floor. With a capacity of 100 guests, it is also ideal for hosting private events.
At Grazie a Dio, which means "thank god" in Italian, there is really a reason to be thankful due to the liveliness of both the environment and the cuisine. The food focuses on Mediterranean cuisine and the mixture of aromas that emanates from the kitchen is wonderful. The filet mignon wrapped in bacon and in a Madeira sauce is definitely worth trying. The restaurant also features live bands that play the ever popular MPB (Brazilian popular music) as well as more traditional music like bossa-nova and of course, samba. The cocktail list is also varied with classics and others that you can only make in Brazil, like the fruit cocktail made with maracujá and caju.
Step into the lovely El Mariachi restaurant and treat yourself to authentic Mexican fare. From soups, salads to main courses, every dish on the platter boasts of a traditional flavor. You will also love the tequilas served here. Enjoy the delicious fare and drinks with your family and friends and dance to the Mexican live tunes played here on every Thursday to Saturday.
Madeleine is nestled in the vibrant Vila Madalena neighborhood of São Paulo. Candles, exposed bricks and vines contribute to an intimate setting. This space includes a stage, an underground cellar, mezzanine-level dining and veranda seating overlooking the street. A nightly schedule showcases live performances of jazz, soul, samba and pop genres that are a big draw among music lovers. International beers and wine go great with the handcrafted bistro-pizzas that are chef Ana Soares' signature creation. Vintage coasters quoting famous jazz legends are a quirky addition to the decor.
This lively restaurant and bar in Pinheros, is one of the few places in the city that serves Tex Mex. Gorge on such delights as taquitos, fajitas, Phili Steak, burgers and more. Giving stellar company to the flavorsome delights, is a superb drinks list comprising classic as well as tequila-based cocktails, whiskeys, beers and wines. Tunes of classic Blues and Rock lend a lively vibe to the place. Check website for more.
bar. is a great addition to São Paulo’s social scene. This place, located in Jardim Paulistano, is a popular favorite among locals and tourists alike. Sip on signature cocktails and spirits to match delicious bar fare, and enjoy the occasional DJ and live gig. Awarded for its impeccable service and ambiance, It is a great venue to celebrate a birthday or special occasion.
Filial is a regular and a popular hang-out of the cool clubbers in São Paulo. This bar serves a range of draft beers, Cachaça and savory finger food that would surely delight you. The ambiance is casual, with tables neatly set on a chequered floor, and surrounded by walls adorned with caricatures. The laid back atmosphere at Bar Filial, makes it a perfect place to unwind after a tiring day. Check website for details.
Bar Samba is a Brazilian boteco located in the bohemian neighborhood of Vila Madalen. Enjoy a chilled beer or local liquor to foot-taping samba beats by famous Brazilian artists like Carlos Cachaça and Cartola. Hit the dance floor for a feel of Brazilian joie de vivre, tuck into delicious traditional snacks for some refueling, and enjoy the laid-back vibe.
If you are looking for some great rock music in the Sao Paulo area, head over to Morrison Rock Bar. Here, it is rock music, all the time. Dedicated to the memory of Jim Morrison, the bar has a maximum capacity of around 700 persons. There are three different spaces, so even if you want some variety, there is no need to leave the Morrison Rock Bar!
Stylish, chic and trendy, the Bleecker St (named after a famous New York road) is an elongate nightclub and bar which truly speaks of Sao Paulo's nightlife. Well designed with minimal furniture, bright lights, great acoustic sounds and an upper level too, this club is just where you would want to be for a fun time out. Very welcoming, the Bleecker St hosts many a DJs, live bands and comedians from all over the world. The music here is typically Jazz, samba, R&B, soul and funk as well as Reggae. Stop bye to get a glimpse of some of the best local performers around or just to sip a drink and rub elbows with locals.