Just in time for São Paulo Pride 2019! Here is the up-to-date list of the city’s gay (and gay-friendly) bars and clubs.
Latin America’s biggest city has something for everyone: bears, twinks, daddies, hipsters, and even business travelers. (Look for a ☆ symbol to find the best-of-the-best on our list.)
Outside of bars and clubs, check out our guide to SP’s restaurants, saunas, and places to stay. Also try the VamosGay Google Map to gay São Paulo.
1007Nightclub with multiple dance clubs on the pulsating lower end of Augusta Street. Popular with a younger crowd. Gay, straight, or whatever.
Rua Augusta 340, São Paulo view map »
ABC BailãoHighly recommended for the over 50 crowd. It’s not specifically a “daddy bar” but the Bailao is a legendary spot for the mature and their admirers. The crowd loves to dance and the DJs supply a steady stream of classics.
Rua Marquês de Itu 182, São Paulo view map »
AlokaThe queen of clubs (formerly named A Lôca) continues to reign over the area known as Frei Caneca (or as the locals call it “Gay Caneca.”) Creative line-up of DJs and a young crowd.Read our full review »
Rua Frei Caneca 916, São Paulo view map »
Bar de CimaA great new addition to the upscale Jardins neighborhood. Great music, a fine selection of men. If you’re staying on Avenida Paulista, walk down for a drink and a fun night.
Rua Oscar Freire 1128, São Paulo view map »
Bar FamaA trashy good time for those who consider “trashy” a compliment. Read our full review of Bar Fama‘s strippers and weekend parties.
Rua Frederico Abranches 29, São Paulo view map »
Bar da LôcaThe open-air bar next to the dance club A Lôca. Read our full review for more info
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Bar do NetãoUnderground beats, retro-grooves, and punk make this Augusta bar the place party. Check the Bar do Netao website for their calendar.
Rua Augusta 584, São Paulo view map »
BaroucheStylish, yet simple addition to the Largo do Arouche neighborhood. Sidewalk tables are a popular early-evening option.
Largo do Arouche, 103, São Paulo view map »
Bar QueenFestive strippers and drag in the heart of the gay Largo do Arouche neighborhood.
Rua Vitória, São Paulo view map »
Bar VerdeInexpensive spot with a young crowd. On a street full of bars in case you’re in the mood to bar crawl.
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Blue Space ☆Brazilian transformistas are some of the most exquisite drag performers in the world, and Blue Space is where you can find the best of the best every weekend. Read more about them (and the club’s epic gogo boys) in our full Blue Space review.
Rua Brigadeiro Galvão 723 São Paulo view map »
Bubu Lounge ☆Multiple dance floors. Packed every Friday. More info in our Bubu Lounge review.
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Caberet da CeciliaRetro-chic bar, plus small intimate stage which is home to live musical performances and burlesque-inspired erotic shows.
Rua Fortunato 35, São Paulo view map »
Caneca de PrataThe bar itself is very small, but Caneca de Prata is all about the sidewalk outside, which is literally overflowing with daddies, bears, and their admirers.
Avenida Viêira de Carvalho 63 ,São Paulo view map »
Carolina’s BarDrag, strippers, and good energy in downtown São Paulo
Avenida Duque de Caxias 158, São Paulo view map »
Cantho Dance Club ☆Popular dance club. Not too young. Not too old. Read our Cantho review and learn more about one of the best places to dance downtown.
Largo do Arouche 32, São Paulo, view map »
D-Edge ☆The best electronica club in Brazil goes queer every Friday
Av. Auro Soares de Moura Andrade 141, São Paulo>map view map »
Danger Dance ClubAlways packed dance club with a loyal following of young men of color. Get more info on Danger from our review.
Rua Rêgo Freitas 470, São Paulo view map »
Espaço DesmancheCollege-age guys and girls flock to the various parties hosted at this Augusta Street nightspot. Check out their calendar of events for an updated list.
R. Augusta 765, São Paulo view map »
Eagle São PauloAfter a couple of successful years in the Consolação neighborhood, the Eagle has found a hotter address right on Augusta Street. We haven’t visited the new location to write a review yet, but you can get more info from the Eagle SP Facebook page.
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E11ven Bar (Via C Elleven)Fun lounge in the trendy Jardins neighborhood. Great DJs. Popular with groups
Alameda Franca 1100, São Paulo view map »
Glass Bar ☆Solid new addition that continues to make Jardins a gay nightlife destination. Drinks, music, and crowd never disappoint. “House” nights are particularly popular.
Rua Haddock Lobo 885, São Paulo view map »
IgrejinhaEditor’s Choice for best Thursday night for four years in a row. Read more about Igrejinha and it’s nightly parties.
Rua Fernando de Albuquerque 302, São Paulo view map »
Jerome ☆Excellent choice for nightlife. Jerome is that rare mix of an A-list crowd and dance your ass off fun.
Rua Mato Grosso398, São Paulo view map »
LekitschVery popular destination to have a cocktail in the bohemian downtown region known as Praça Roosevelt. Lekitsch is surrounded by independent performance spaces, and a dozen other cool nightspots.
Praça Franklin Roosevelt 142, São Paulo view map »
LionsPricey option that continues to be popular with a young crowd. Lot’s of straight gilrs. But, great music.
Av. Brigadeiro Luís Antônio 277, São Paulo view map »
Metrolpol ☆Fun bar in the increasingly popular Santa Cecilia neighborhood. Favorite nights include DJ spinning funk.
Rua Bento Freitas 209, São Paulo view map »
Paris 94As a visitor, you may look into the window of Paris 94 and have to decide. It looks like a fun hot time, but it’s sort of sketchy.If you’re feeling brave, prepare for a fun sweaty night on the bar/club’s small dance floor.
Av. Viêira de Carvalho 94, São Paulo view map »
Selva ClubYoung crowd. Old enough to drink … they do drink! Selva hosts a number of parties and always full of high-energy Paulistanos. Straight, gay, whatever.
Rua Augusta 501, São Paulo view map »
Soda Pop BarHunting bears has never been easier. Read our review of Soda Pop Bar, it’s a very popular spot for early evening hangouts.
Av. Viêira de Carvalho 43, São Paulo view map »
Sputnik Bar ☆New club with a loyal followings from previous parties with eclectic tastes in music. Prepare to groove to new wave, 90’s classics, techno pop, black funk, or even a David Bowie marathon.
Largo do Arouche, 330 – República, São Paulo view map »
TokyoMultiple floors with multiple parties. Popular nights feature everything from hip-hop to Brazilian beats. Tokyo’s “sunset” parties are Sunday afternoon treats.
Rua Major Sertório 110, São Paulo view map »
Up Cozinha & Bar ☆Chill out on the terrace with eclectic Brazilian cocktails and tapas.
Rua Antônio Carlos 395, São Paulo view map »
The Week ☆As the pinnacle of gay Latin American nightlife, The Week continues to attract the hottest DJ, entertainers, and men. Read our full review of The Week, the biggest and best gay nightclub in the city.
Rua Guaicurus 324 ,São Paulo view map »
Woof BarShiny new addition to the strip of bear and daddy bars on Avenida Viêira de Carvalho.
Av. Viêira de Carvalho 31, São Paulo view map »
Yacht ☆Nautical-themed club for the cool kids. Wednesdays are recommended. Read our full review of Club Yacht for more details.
Rua Treze de Maio 703, São Paulo view map »
ZigDowntown venue where you may find everything from a Madonna album release party to “Kevin” a monthly hardcore sex party. We’ll need a few more visits to Zig for a full review. But, try it for yourself if you’re feeling adventurous!
Alvaro de Carvalho 190, São Paulo, Brazil view map »