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Norte Shopping

Norte Shopping (Av. Dom Hélder Camara 5474, Cachambi, Rio de Janeiro) — Today, NorteShoping is one of the most successful shopping of Brazil. Each year, expands a lot the mix of stores and serviced to the necessities of the visitors and tenants. In January 2007, had a second big expansion: courtyard NorteShopping, area with 30,000 […]

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Galeria River

Galeria River (Rua Francisco Otaviano 67, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro) –– Galeria River’s story began with the advent of surfing activities in Rio. It can be found in the Arpoador neighborhood, which is where surfing originated in Brazil as a sport and as a way of life that dominates the carioca daily life. Throughout the […]

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The View

The View (Alameda Santos 981, Jardim Paulista, São Paulo) – this rooftop bar & restaurant is located on the top floor of the Transamérica Hotel, only one block from the busy Paulista Avenue. As the name suggests, the vista is the biggest selling point. Being situated in the highest region of the city, diners can […]

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Rio Scenarium

Rio Scenarium (Rua do Lavradio 20, Centro, Rio de Janeiro) – this multilevel bar is another Rio hangout where Samba dominates the musical scene here. What makes this venue stand out is the over 10,000 antique pieces that adorn its interior. Because a lot of foreigners hang out there, expect drinks to be expensive.

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Mercearia São Pedro bar

Mercearia São Pedro bar (Rua Rodesia 34, Vila Madalena, Sao Paulo) – this is a local dive (which has the appearance of an old fashioned Brazilian corner store), fills up at night to the point where patrons end up drinking outside. A novel way to meet locals.

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Leviano Bar

Leviano Bar (Av. Mem de Sá 47, Centro, Rio de Janeiro) – this renovated mansion, located in an old section of Rio, features Samba, Forró and acrobatic shows. Its old school atmosphere appears to favor a local crowd. Still, given its location, many visitors find their way here, too.

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Casa da Matriz

Casa da Matriz (Rua Henriques de Novais 107, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro) – this venue plays both Brazilian pop & rock music, as well as international rock – catering to a young upscale local college crowd. Some evenings are dedicated to 80s New Wave music, and others to 90s grunge music like Nirvana. Casa da […]

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Bar Veloso

Bar Veloso (Rua Conceição Veloso 54, Vila Mariana, São Paulo) – first-time visitors to São Paulo are likely to witness the celebration of favored Brazilian drinks, such as the caipirinha (who are served here in 20 combinations of fruits, such as cashews with lemon, jabuticaba, mandarin with finger peppers and three lemons). In addition, stomach-satisfying […]

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Vento Haragano

Vento Haragano (Av. Rebouças 1001, Jardins, São Paulo) — one of Sao Paulo’s best churrascarias is the impressive Vento Haragano in Jardins. As a traditional churrascaria gaúcha, Vento Haragano is decked out in decorations typical of classic steakhouses from the south of Brazil, and the waiters dress in traditional uniforms. The variety of meat and […]

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Lapa 40 Graus

Lapa 40 Graus (Rua Riachuelo 97, Centro, Rio de Janeiro) – this is a multi-level, vibrant bar with a dozen pool tables, and a separate dance floor where live Samba and other Brazilian sounds are played.