With ice cold beers and a setting that is plastered left and right with images of Saint ‘Jorge’, those imbibing at Salve Jorge must be ready for both booze and devotion. Customers drink and eat under paintings and decorations of Saint George, one of the most popular saints in Brazil. The adoration is so great that discounts are given on meals and drinks for those customers named Jorge, or a derivative of the name. Salve Jorge is known around the neighbourhood as having one of the best barbecue chicken platters around, which is accompanied by a side of fried polenta or manioc. Young adults often fill the establishment, due to its comfortable atmosphere and its samba soundtrack.
Opening Hours: Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays-Fridays 5.00pm- 2.00am, Saturdays 12.00pm-3.00am and Sundays 12.00pm-1.00am
Salve Jorge, Rua Aspicuelta 544, Vila Madalena, São Paulo, Brazil +55 11 3815 0705
With its architecture inspired by colonial Brazil and a touch of European design, Mercearia São Pedro is always packed, even during lunchtime. Its menu offers several delicious options, including pizza with wine dough. At night, the boteco is invaded by middle-aged men and hippie youth who enjoy discussing literature and cinema. The place’s decoration consists of several movie posters and book covers, and at night, its usual soundtrack consists of jazz music, which creates a relaxing and comforting atmosphere.
Opening Hours: Open Mondays–Fridays 9.00am–12.00am, Saturdays 10.00am–12.00am and Sundays 11.00am–6.00pm
The perfect gathering place for football fanatics, boteco São Cristóvão’s design consists entirely of sports memorabilia. Not only will you find team jerseys hung on the walls, but you will also see newspaper articles about the history of football throughout the bar. If you want to watch a match surrounded by equally passionate fans, this is the place to go. The boteco showcases several football matches for guests to watch while eating its famous bolinho de bacalhau (fried codfish balls).
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 12.00pm–2.30am, Sunday 12.00pm–8.00pm
São Cristóvão, Rua Aspicuelta 533, Vila Madalena, São Paulo, Brazil +55 11 3097 9904