West Zone Nightlife 1, Sao Paulo (Self Guided)

Sao Paulo is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world, renowned for its famous landmarks and rich culture. It is often compared to New York because its people "never sleep". If you are a fan of hot nights, clubs and music, or simply want to have fun, Sao Paulo offers a great selection of places to go: restaurants, bars, cafes, nightclubs, and more. Take the following tour to discover the most happening night spots in the city.
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West Zone Nightlife 1 Map

Guide Name: West Zone Nightlife 1
Guide Location: Brazil » Sao Paulo (See other walking tours in Sao Paulo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Author: Jacob
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Up Club

1) Up Club

One of the best nightlife establishments dedicated to urban sounds in the Vila Madalena section of Sao Paulo, Up Club features an upbeat party every Friday night where DJs spin the best hip hop and rap to a packed house. Up Club also features one of the most state-of-the-art sound system on the city’s scene, as well as a high-tech array of lighting equipment to bring the party to a whole new level. Owned by renowned promoters from Megavibe Entertainment, in addition to offering guests the terrific skills of its resident DJ Puff, UP Club also invites other great DJs to spin for the evening each week.
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Canto da Ema

2) Canto da Ema

Dedicated to forró, a form of music which originated in Northeastern Brazil, Canto da Ema is named after a famous song from the genre. Guests gather here each night to enjoy the traditional music and dancing of the style and also to sip the official cocktail named the xiboquinha, a beverage made with cachaça, lemon, honey, cinnamon, and ginger. Canto da Ema accommodates a maximum capacity of up to 700 guests, and regularly sees performances by notable artists on the forró scene, including Jackson do Pandeiro, Dominguinhos, the Northeastern Trio, Elba Ramalho, and more. Canto da Ema also offers forró dance lessons to those who are interested.

Operation Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 10.30 pm – late; Sunday: 7 pm – late
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Bar Secreto

3) Bar Secreto

An exclusive Sao Paulo nightlife establishment where knowing someone or managing to get on the guest list is the only way to gain entrance, Bar Secreto features a posh and sophisticated night of partying with the city’s elite. Entertainment includes anything from rock to electronic music, and a national sound called Música Popular Brasileira, or MPB as it is popularly known as. This upscale nightclub has attracted such big name celebrities such as Madonna, who threw a party here in 2008, as well as U2s Bono who delighted the crowd with his karaoke skills at during after-party held at Bar Secreto following one of their concerts.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 pm - 5 am
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Casa 92

4) Casa 92

A unique party establishment built inside a former residential house built in the 1950s, Casa 92 heats up the Sao Paulo nightlife scene with the hottest house (fitting indeed) music around. Guests can wander through the old living room decked out in glittering disco lights, venture outdoors to the patio or up on the terrace where the bars are located, or get down to the best electronic beats on the dance floor which can be found in the upstairs bedroom. Members of Casa 92, as well as VIP guests, party inside the next door Casa da Familia, which is open to the public on Wednesday Evenings. Entertainment served up by its DJs includes, rock, retro classics from the eighties, and house music.

Operation Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10.30 pm – late
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Bubu Lounge

5) Bubu Lounge

A popular nightlife establishment for Sao Paulo’s gay community, Bubu Lounge offers a regular bevy of events throughout the week that keeps the place packed each night. Entertainment served up by the house DJs runs the gamut to include anything from club house and tribal beats to classic disco favorites, and more. The interior space of the club consists of three interconnected spaces, including the lounge which is decked out with plush sofas as well as a performance stage, the main floor which includes two full service bars and the dance floor, and the high-ceilinged VIP level which also features the mezzanine where the DJ booth resides.

Operation Hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 11.30 pm - late; Sunday: 7 pm – late

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Sao Paulo for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Sao Paulo has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Sao Paulo, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.