Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Gay Sao Paulo

Where to stay in Sao Paulo

<b>Where</b> to stay in Sao Paulo

The area with the gay clubs is Jardins (map). Here you will also find the international flag ship stores, especially on the Rua Oscar Freire and the corner with Rua Augusta. This is the place to shop, to see and to been seen. If you're done with your shopping, and is sunny weather, have a walk through the Parque Ibirapuera. It is huge and a nice place to watch the Brazilian boys.

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Gay nightlife

<b>Gay</b> nightlife

It is said that Sao Paulo has the best gay night life of Brazil. You can find many cool bars and clubs around town. However, the scene is evolving quite swiftly, and venues come and go.

Just ask a local what is happening when you're there. But remember, most people do not speak English, which means you need to 'sign language' to communicate.

Many bars get going about 01:00 while the clubs start at 03:00 and close about 07:00 when the sun comes up. It's Latin America!

Bar system

In Brazil upon entering a Bar or Club patrons are 100% ID checked and given a paper or plastic drink card. It functions as a tab in all actuality since no cash is exchanged between patron and bartender to prevent theft and/or embezzlement. At the end of your visit patrons must line up to pay entrance fees and associated bar tab at a row of glass enclosed bank teller like cashiers in exchange for an exit receipt stating all charges paid and then exit after surrendering receipt to the bouncer. One must take care not loose the card! More sophisticated bars/ clubs will have a card similar to a hotel key card which is swiped by the bartender upon ordering a drink. The charges are added electronically.

gay bars, cafes and pubs
Bar da Dida
Rua Dr. Melo Alves, 98 - Jardins. Telefone:
Very humble looking place with chairs and tables spreaded on the side walk. The place is clean and cozy with friendly waiters ready to serve you and your friends booze and snacks.
tue-sun –
Bubu Lounge - Bubu Lounge
Rua dos Pinheiros, 791
Big gay bar and club, with lounge, VIP room and dance floor. Especially popular on Friday with a young gay crowd. [...]
wed-sun 23:30– late
Cantho
Largo do Arouche, 32
older clientele
fri-sun 
Farol Madalena
Rua Jerico 179
Farol Madalena is a mix of bar, restaurant and live song pub directed to the GLS public.
mon-sun 
Oscar Cafe
Rua Oscar Freire, 727 - Jardim Paulista
Some bistro, some cafe. Perfect stop for those who are shopping at the glamorous and expensive Oscar Freire street. [...]
mon-sun 
Gay cruise bars
Gladiators Club 1
Rua Dr. Penaforte MENDES, 259, Bela Vista
Nice gay cruise club, even not always full.
mon-sun 16:00–23:00
Gladiators Club 2
Rua Amaral Gurgel, 253, Centro
Nice gay cruise club, even not always full.
mon 16:00–23:00, wed-sun 16:00–23:00
Upgrade Club
Rua Santa Isabel 198
Gay cruise club, with modern design
wed 12:00–00:00, thu 17:00–00:00, fri-sat 17:00–05:00, sun 14:00–00:00
Gay clubs
Blue Space
Rua Brigadeiro Galvão 723, Barra Funda
Blue Space is one of the largest gay nightclubs in São Paulo and located in a huge colonial blue house in an old industrial neighborhood. [...]
sat-sun 
Bubu Lounge - Bubu Lounge
Rua dos Pinheiros, 791
Big gay bar and club, with lounge, VIP room and dance floor. Especially popular on Friday with a young gay crowd. [...]
wed-sun 23:30– late
Cantho
Largo do Arouche, 32
older clientele
fri-sun 
Danger Dance Club
Rua Marques de Itu, 284
Danger is a gay club at Centro, with dag shows and gogo boys.
Flex Club
Av. Marques de Sao Vicente
Big gay club in Sao Paulo. Quite popular.
fri-sat 
Gloria
Rua 13 de Maio, 830. Bela Vista
Gay club with a young crowd, often birthday parties. Check the website for parties.
thu-sun 00:00– late
Vermont Itaim
Rua Pedroso Alvarenga, 1.192 - Itaim Bibi. Phone: (11) 3707.7721 /
A mix of a bar and a club which also brings a mixed of boys and girls around their 30s. [...]
wed-thu 18:30–02:00, fri-sat 00:00–04:00, sun 17:00–00:00
Gay parties, circuit parties, after parties, etc
ABC Bailao
Rua Marquês de Itu, 182 - República
Gay party for 50+ and there admirers. Very traditional.
 23:00– late, wed-thu 21:00– late, sun 21:00– late
Lions Night Club
Avenida Brigadeiro Luis Antonio 277 - 1º andar
The main night for this venue is Friday night. It is a gay bar with a party atmosphere. [...]
fri 00:00– late
The Week
Rua Guaicurus, 324 - Lapa
The biggest gay dance club in South America with two dance floors and huge open air area with pool. [...]
sat 23:59– late
Gay saunas and bath houses
Chilli Pepper Single Hotel
Largo do Arouche 610
This establishment is a 24/7 sauna with the added bonus of being a hotel. With 100 single rooms, 2 presidential suites and 2 comfort suites. [...]
mon-sun 24h
Termas for Friends gay sauna
Rua Morgado Mateus, 365
Popular gay sauna
mon-sun 14:00–23:00
Thermas Lagoa gay sauna
R. Borges Lagoa, 287 - Vila Mariana
Popular gay sauna
mon-thu 14:00–00:00, fri 14:00–02:00, sat 14:00–01:00, sun 14:00–00:00
Gay cruise bars and clubs
Gladiators Club 1
Rua Dr. Penaforte MENDES, 259, Bela Vista
Nice gay cruise club, even not always full.
mon-sun 16:00–23:00
Gladiators Club 2
Rua Amaral Gurgel, 253, Centro
Nice gay cruise club, even not always full.
mon 16:00–23:00, wed-sun 16:00–23:00
Upgrade Club
Rua Santa Isabel 198
Gay cruise club, with modern design
wed 12:00–00:00, thu 17:00–00:00, fri-sat 17:00–05:00, sun 14:00–00:00
Gay play, fetish and cruise party
Clube dos Pauzudos
Rua Dr Veiga Filho,802, Higienópolis
Gay play party. It happens regularly five times a month on scheduled dates - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays (Check club site for dates and hours)- however Friday is the best day. [...]
Gay and regular restaurants
Farol Madalena
Rua Jerico 179
Farol Madalena is a mix of bar, restaurant and live song pub directed to the GLS public.
mon-sun 
Big gay events
Gay Pride Sao Paulo - various locations
Sao Paulo
The Parada do Orgulho GLBT de Sao Paulo, in Portuguese, has grown from 2,000 participants in 1997 to 2,5 million in 2006, when they made to the Guinness Book, for the world’s biggest Gay Pride celebration. [...]
Events
Gay Pride Sao Paulo - various locations
Sao Paulo
The Parada do Orgulho GLBT de Sao Paulo, in Portuguese, has grown from 2,000 participants in 1997 to 2,5 million in 2006, when they made to the Guinness Book, for the world’s biggest Gay Pride celebration. [...]

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