Sao Paulo is a complex city, marrying the modern and the traditional, the harsh and the beautiful. The city has some great sights to offer and an amazing night life with some of the best hotels, restaurants and bars. Among them are some brilliant rooftop bars, here are the best to hit when in Sao Paulo.
Bar, Restaurant, Italian, $$$
Situated on the 42nd floor, this Italian restaurant and bar is one the most luxurious experiences you can have in Sao Paulo. The restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows offering an unobstructed 360-degree view of the city. When standing near the windows looking at Sao Paulo from this viewpoint, it’s a rush you won’t forget for a long time. Terraço Italia has a calm ambiance with a well put-together bar menu offering something for everyone. So go settle down on one of the comfy sofas, listen to some jazz and get lost in the sights.
Address: Av. Ipiranga, 344, República São Paulo – SP, Brazil, +55 11 2189 2929
Bar, Restaurant, French, $$$
Located in the upmarket residential area of Jardins is Hotel Unique. The hotel, resembling a half-moon with its weathered copper façade and portholes, is an architectural masterpiece. But it is most famous for the Skye bar and restaurant on its roof. It is often counted in the list of the world’s best rooftop bars. Offering a panoramic view of São Paulo with its wooden floors, discrete glass and sunken pool, it’s no wonder Skye attracts an international crowd all year long. It’s an ideal place to unwind after a long day, with its superb cocktails, brilliant wine list, comfortable sofas and lounge area.
Address: Hotel Unique Av. Brigadeiro Luís Antônio, 4700 – Jardim Paulista, São Paulo – SP, Brazil, +55 11 3055 4702
Alto da Harmonia
Alto da Harmonia is a great place to meet friends over a couple of drinks. Located over three floors, this bar offers a stunning view at sunset. They also have a telescope for peering at the sights up close. The bar stocks the standard drinks found at high end bars, including a great wine selection and plenty of cocktails.
Address: Rua Harmonia, 271 – Vila Madalena São Paulo – SP, Brazil, +55 11 2528 1241
Located on the roof of the Shopping Cidade Jardim, Adega Santiago is one of the best places to have a drink while gazing at the serene views of the city. This lamp-lit bar has a warm and cosy ambiance providing the perfect relief during summers or after a hard day’s work. Enjoy the view with a cocktail and on of their delicious tapas dishes.
Address: Rua Sampaio Vidal, 1072 Jardim Paulistano São Paulo – SP, Brazil, +55 11 3081 5211
The View Bar
Perhaps one of the most dazzling views can be found at The View Bar. Situated on the 30th floor, this penthouse bar with its floor-to-ceiling windows offers stunning views of the city. Comfortable chairs, great cocktails, live piano music makes a night here an unforgettable experience.
Address: Alameda Santos, 981 – Jardim Paulista São Paulo – SP, Brazil, +55 11 3266 3692