Breathing new life into downtown Centro, this cool yet hot new bar is very vogue. Indy and rock bias yet without the grunge interior as plush leather seating areas and fancy cocktails adorn the low-lit bars above the basement dance floor. The bar’s name is an appropriate wordplay on a Bob Dylan track because Alberta#3’s fun-loving owner, Ivan Finotti, bears a passing resemblance to the great singer-songwriter.
Sao Paulo Nightlife
Eschewing sleep, Paulistanos’ love to put the day behind them and enjoy São Paulo’s cornucopia of nocturnal offerings. There are neighbourhood bars all over the city, while nightclubs come and go in a dynamically ephemeral scene. Bohemian Vila Madalena’s bars draw youthful crowds while the Baixo side of Rua Augusta is shedding a seedy reputation and forging a happening identity. For live music, São Paulo looks towards northeast Brazilian forró rather than samba. São Paulo also rules the classic roost with world-class operatic performances, dance companies, and orchestral arrangements.
Leading newspaper Folha de São Paulo produces a weekly Friday listings called Folha Guia while Time Out magazine has recently launched a monthly version for São Paulo in English.