Unlike Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo lacks many nightlife options with spectacular views. The Skye Bar is one of the few exceptions. Located on the rooftop of the striking Hotel Unique, this bar boasts sweeping views of Ibirapuera Park and the city. With luck and the right timing, you may be able to snag one of the few tables on the sun deck (most of the tables by the pool are reserved for hotel guests only, which is one perk of staying at the trendy Hotel Unique). However, the views from the glass-enclosed lounge aren't too shabby either. This is a great destination for happy hour—arrive before sunset to take advantage of both twilight and night-time views. The bar serves up an array of well-made cocktails and martinis that go perfectly with the swanky surroundings. For a snack, order something from the high-end sushi bar. Later in the evening, a DJ gets things hopping as the city's well-heeled in-crowd and wealthy foreigners tend to pack the room.
- Alexandra de Vries