Sirena (Rua Sirena, Maresias, tel. 12/3077-0020, www.sirena.com.br, 10 p.m.–7 a.m. Fri.–Sat., cover R$25–70) bills itself as the best club in Brazil. Its phenomenal fame reels in beautiful young revelers from all over São Paulo state, who are seduced by the pseudo-Asian decor and casual beach vibe. Aside from electronic music, Sirena regularly features some of the top DJs on the international circuit.
The club’s most serious rival is Galeão (Estrada de Camburi 79, tel. 12/3865-1515, Camburi, www.ogaleao.com.br, 10 p.m.–4 a.m. Fri.–Sat., cover R$20–40), where you’ll hear a more eclectic musical mix of soul, funk, and hiphop.
© Michael Sommers from Moon Brazil, 2nd Edition