São Paulo’s thriving music scene has something for everyone. Due to the sheer size of the city, however, most establishments cater to large crowds every weekend. In the techno scene it is no different; the popularity of the style has led to the opening of huge spaces for clubbers to enjoy. And although some of the best clubs are geared for large groups, we have also found smaller clubs where you can enjoy great techno without getting lost in the crowd. Check out our selection of both large and small clubs for techno music in São Paulo.
The huge space of Superloft is constructed from 34 40-foot container units that make up its superstructure. At night the Superloft renders itself to the hundreds of electronic music lovers who live in, or are visiting the city, while during the day the space is dedicated to displaying works of urban culture and entertainment.
Located in a 1930s warehouse, the Clash Club focuses on electronic music for a smaller crowd of people. Able to hold up to 500 clubbers at a time, the club is considered small for São Paulo standards. The decoration and architecture blend an underground feel to the latest technological apparatus which makes the house a favorite among clubbers in São Paulo. The garden in the back also adds a nice touch to the place.
Clash Club, Rua Barra Funda 969, Santa Cecilia, São Paulo, Brazil, +55 11 3661 1500
Located in the trendy Vila Olímpia neighborhood, Secrett has become one of the most popular clubs in the area. The house offers state of the art sound equipment with excellent DJs to leave even the most demanding techno music lovers satisfied. Opened in 2005, the Secrett Lounge is known for promoting some of the most unique shows during the weekends, attracting clubbers from all over São Paulo.
Secrett Lounge, Rua Quatá 1011, Vila Olímpia, São Paulo, Brazil, +55 11 3842 9669
The DJ Club tries to convey to its public the “down and out” type of place of the 1990s, with the dance floor in the basement and pool tables and a small restaurant on the second floor. The club plays mostly EDM and attracts both the alternative music crowds and the modern, urban clubbers. At the DJ Club you can also “become DJ for a night” by sending them an e-mail with your playlist suggestions. If they approve your selection you can lead the club’s pick-ups for the night.
DJ Club, Alameda Franca 241, Jardim Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil, +55 11 2592 4474
The Bar Secreto tries to capture the feeling of old underground establishments by making the space into a sort of club privé. It does not release the name of the DJ or attraction beforehand and only allows through its doors those who previously have placed their names on a list, made available through Facebook and their official website. The club is small and intimate and a favorite among electronic and techno enthusiasts.
Bar Secreto, Rua Álvaro Anes, 97 Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil, +55 11 3032 4334
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