Sao Paulo - Post Report Question and Answers

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

International Newcomers Club holds meetings/gatherings and monthly artisanal fairs. Annual memberships is around $50 for a family less for a single. The American Club of Sao Paulo offers gatherings, sailing meetups at the yacht club, they partner with international schools to offer a weekend youth soccer/sports program, they also partner with the consulate to offer seasonal events like Easter and Halloween. Membership dues are unknown. Of course, all of these events were cancelled due to covid. - May 2021

Sports, classes, etc. - Apr 2021

Bars, restaurants, trips, night clubs, and exercising. - Aug 2019

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 2017

BBQs, sports, going to dinner, clubbing, etc. - Apr 2017

There are many private clubs around the city you can join that have great sports and other facilities. - Apr 2017

Participation within the American Society of Sao Paulo. - Jan 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 2015

It is easy to make friends and have things to do right away. Brazilians are very welcoming. - Aug 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 2012

Picnics/BBQs, parties, (very expensive) restaurants, movies - Jan 2012

picnics, parties at homes, movies, restaurants - Jan 2012

Clubs; corner bars; theatre. - Jan 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 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 2008

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