Augusta Street
Augusta Street
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About
The hippest strip in town, Rua Augusta — especially the gritty but happening stretch north of Avenida Paulista — buzzes with hole-in-the-wall bars, nightclubs thumping from midnight til noon, corner luncheonettes, ethnic eateries, funky clothing stores, rockin' music venues and more than a few grungy strip clubs that are holding on against the tide of gentrification. Rua Augusta pulses as the main artery of São Paulo's nightlife scene, and you'll find a carnivalesque atmosphere almost every night of the week.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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The area
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Sé, which derives its name from Sé Square, is a central neighbourhood in historic São Paulo. Close by, the Law School, the Museum of the Court of Justice and the Metropolitan Cathedral offer inspiring architecture. If you are looking for cultural activities, head to Caixa Cultural and check the schedule. In the area there is a popular pedestrian street called “Rua Direita”, one of the first streets in the region, which today marks the crowded perimeter. Sé is a great area to explore during daytime, but use caution if visiting alone at night.
How to get there
  • Consolação • 7 min walk
  • Paulista • 7 min walk
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Andre B
2 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
August is one of the most open places in the planet. Is welcoming all tribes. It is special interesting if you are gay. You can meet guys at any place in there
Written 8 October 2021
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Dr RThapa Syangja
Mid-Western Region, Nepal73 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
This street sits on the faultline of a massive socio-economic abyss. Best be avoided as the pickpockets and self aggrandizing so called elites will treat anyone to a whirlpool of muggery and disdain in equal measures.
Written 26 March 2019
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DDR1234
Johannesburg, South Africa667 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Lots of restaurants: any cuisine you can think of, you will find here! Lots of shops and grocery stores for water and snacks.
Written 24 March 2019
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carlosmp
Rio de Janeiro, RJ4,641 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Well known shopping street in the heart of Sao Paulo in the district of Jardins, rua Augusta is a long street that has lost much of its attractiveness for hte last decades. Its main attractions now are limited to low level nkght clubs and some uninterestjng shops alongside its kilometers. Anyway, for those interested in historical points, one of the mains arteries of trading in Sao Paulo.
Written 12 August 2018
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Mariana B
Sao Paulo, SP134 contributions
Jan 2018
Augusta street is one of the best places in São Paulo if you are looking for a bar, a restaurant or even just to walk around and see a bit of the night life in Sao Paulo.

The place is known for the LGBT concentration, which is true, but the great thing about Augusta is that everybody will find something fun to do. There are pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants and plenty of places to grab a quick bite. So, if you are near Paulista, or want to see some of the most fun places in SP, stop by Augusta.
Written 23 January 2018
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jaime_seis
81 contributions
Oct 2017
A night out in this place can be a lot of fun, bars, restaurants...
People that decide to go bar hopping usually end up having the best time.
Written 23 December 2017
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Xistudo
Sao Paulo, SP568 contributions
Nov 2017
First don't expect organisation and beauty. Agusta is a place for meeting and cheering up! Many tribes many vibes many choices!
We are talking about the section from Paulista to downtown. The other section to uptown is boring.

Be prepare for all surprises! There you will me discover thing you love and you never ever imagine you would like. Also do not use phones while walking! Two reasons: (1) theft since when talking you are distracted; (2) the traffic they get mad sometimes.

All the rest is marvellous!

Enjoy!
Written 26 November 2017
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Luiz L
Sao Paulo, SP91 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
The street is decades old, and used to be the most famous in town, with plenty of high-end shops, but not anymore. Things get worse as you go upwards, towards Avenida Paulista, and downwards past it. This other part, leading downtown, is the worst, and most dangerous.You've got nothing to lose if you just avoid it.
Written 20 November 2017
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Warby
Bicester, UK3,788 contributions
Sept 2017 • Solo
I am sorry but the write up for this street makes it sound like the most happening street on earth

To me no different than hundreds of streets around the world and certainly not buzzing
Written 9 September 2017
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Lucas M
78 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
This is where the cool, young people from Sao Paulo go for food, shopping and the best night outs. You will find very specific places such as rock clubs, gay clubs, strip clubs, etc. But they are all really good and people there tend to be very friendly and open minded.

It is worth going in the late afternoon for a more realistic feel, but if you pop up in there late on a weekend day, you will know what to do. Go down the street and you will surely find enough clubs and bars to choose the one you like.

I recommend you to research more before you go, but what you want to do is from Paulista Avenue (they cross each other) you want to go down. To know where you are going you just need to follow the Safra Bank. It is in the corner and you can't miss it. That's the side of the road where you need to go down.
Written 24 July 2017
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