Sunday, February 19, 2012

Samba never dies! Check out where to find places to dance samba during the whole year

Below you can find some advices about Casas de Samba (Samba Houses) offering Samba throughout the year in Sao Paulo.

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This bar was opened in 2004 by singer Graça Braga near Roosevelt Square. Every Saturday, about 500 people come to visit the bar. These days, two or three artists take turns on stage. Every Friday, the "roots" samba group Candieiro takes the stage.
Where: Rua João Guimarães Rosa, 241
When: Friday, from 6 pm till 11 pm; Saturday, from 1h30 pm till 9 pm.
Price: R$ 8 / R$ 18
Phone: +55 (11) 3129-4550

Bar do Alemão
Opened in 1968, the Alemão is one of the altars of the samba de São Paulo. It offers good music every day, but the traditional samba happens on Thursdays.
When: From 11 am till 1 pm. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 11 am till 3 am. On holidays, from 6 pm till 1 am. Closed on Sunday.
Price: R$ 7 / R$ 12
Phone: +55 (11) 3879-0070

Bar Mangueira
The Bar Mangueira offers a regular schedule of samba and pagode groups. Every Saturday, you can taste a feijoada (R$ 38 for two). On Sundays, for lunch you can find pasta among the options.
Where: Rua Cláudio Soares, 124
When: Thursday and Friday, from 9h30 pm till 4 am; Saturday, from 1h30 pm till 10h30 pm; Sunday, from 2 pm till 9h30 pm.
Price: R$ 10 / R$ 20
Phone: +55 (11) 3034-1085

Bar Samba
The Bar Samba has a dance track around the musicians and the the attractions are always the same every week. Dose Certa plays on Fridays, for example.
Where: Rua Fidalga, 308
When: Wednesday, from 7 pm till 1 am; Thursday, from 7 pm till 2 am, Friday, from 7 pm till 3 am; Saturday, from 1 pm till 7 pm and 9 pm till 3 am.
Price: R$ 15 / R$ 30
Phone: +55 (11) 3819-4619

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