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Sao Paulo

What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

Sao Paulo always has fun events to attend and all the expatriate societies are involved with their bases as well. It is impossible to be bored in Sao Paulo. We recommend The American Society of Sao Paulo (even if you are not American - their events are open to all and they also partner with other countries to promote their events as well). - Nov 1, 2017
BBQs, sports, going to dinner, clubbing, etc. - Apr 17, 2017
There are many private clubs around the city you can join that have great sports and other facilities. - Apr 11, 2017
Participation within the American Society of Sao Paulo. - Jan 6, 2017
Restaurants, bars, nightclubs, beaches, museums, parks, friends, schools. For serious, pessoal, it's Brazil. They know what's up. Oh, shopping malls. They loooove shopping malls in Sao Paulo. They are fancier and more popular here than in the United States. - Aug 5, 2015
It is easy to make friends and have things to do right away. Brazilians are very welcoming. - Aug 2, 2013
There are numerous things to do after work and on the weekends. Meet up with friends for drinks after work (chopp is a favorite: small glasses of extremely cold beer with a surprisingly delicious creamy froth on top), late dinners at great restaurants, dancing, etc. Brazilians usually don't go out for dinner until after 9 pm, and bars/clubs don't start filling up until after midnight, with some staying packed until the next morning. During the weekend, people head to the beach that is about an hour away or visit local parks to see and be seen. - Dec 13, 2012
Picnics/BBQs, parties, (very expensive) restaurants, movies - Jan 25, 2012
picnics, parties at homes, movies, restaurants - Jan 17, 2012
Clubs; corner bars; theatre. - Jan 3, 2012
You can be a party animal here if you want to be. You can join a social club and mingle with the upper crust of the Paulistanos. You can go out every night of the week until 5 am if you so desire. - Oct 26, 2008
I left a night club once at 7am and there was a line of people about 100 deep, waiting to get in. There are limitless opportunities for a great social life. Also, if you can afford it, go to Salvador for Carnaval. No city in Brazil can compare. - Aug 14, 2008