This club in Vila Madalena is one of the best after-dark places to enjoy Brazilian live music, while delighting in good food and cocktails. Although it may seem from the outside to be a little low key, the venue is something in between a dinner nightclub and a concert venue, and you'll probably find yourself trying some steps on the dance floor. It's definitely a hotspot for Brazilian partygoers of all ages, shapes, and sizes, and gets crowded fast. The menu features classic Brazilian appetizers like salt cod fritters as well as Italian bruschetta and filet mignon wrapped in bacon with a Madeira sauce. Grazie a Dio started 15 years ago as a place for Brazilian musicians to come together for jam sessions, but nowadays its stage is graced by Brazilian megastars, including Seu Jorge, and there are shows every night except Mondays. Depending on who's performing, the entrance fee can be from R$20 to R$30, with a minimum R$6 cover charge. Check the club's website or Facebook page for all the latest info.
- Alexandra de Vries