Mediterranean

Brasserie Kosebasi
R. Jeronimo da Veiga, 461

A whirling dervish of Turkish delights from Zagat-rated international chain.

Bar/pub

Tubaina Bar
R. Haddock Lobo, 74

A bar (!) dedicated to Paulistano’s favorite soda pop variations.

Bar/pub

Numero
R. da Consolacao, 3585

Low-key jungle retreat designed by starchitect Isay Weinfeld.

Bar/pub

Ringue Lounge
R. Lisboa, 191

Where Muhammad Ali would have gone after floating like a butterfly, stinging like a bee.

Contemporary/mix

Lorena 1989
Al. Lorena, 1989

Surface to Air’s restaurant is a medieval dining den for high-fashion types.

Parks

Trianon Park (Parque Tenente Siqueira Campos)
R. Peixoto Gomide, 949

One of the few spots of green around Avenida Paulista larger than a tree planter box.

ART
Museums

Estacao Pinacoteca
Largo General Osório, 66

Pinacoteca do Estado’s modern art wing is housed in what was essentially the Brazilian Gestapo’s digs.

Bar/pub

Alberta 3
Av. Sao Luis, 272

Bar, a beacon of light on sketchy downtown avenue, transforms into indie-rock club at night.

Accessories/Bags

Aga Presentes
R. Fradique Coutinho, 1111

Local landmark eclectic-presents shop is a study in self-indulgence and laughter.

American

210 Diner
R. Para, 210

New York diner gets hoity Brazilian spin with lounge bar ambiance by celeb chef Benny Novak.


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