Lotus: "For those looking for high-end places..." São Paulo Nightlife Tip by ArdaCetiner
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Lotus sits on the second floor of the WTC (World Trade Center) in Sao Paulo. The entrance is a typical business building entrance, with a small desk and a few bodyguards. The lady checks your name on the list of members but don't worry, you'll be welcomed anyway.
After a quick security check, you end up in the elevators to the second floor, where you will see a team of cashiers sitting in front of five computers. You give your name, get registered on the computer and get your white bar-card. Card usage is common in Brazil and for me, a great way of easing getting drinks. You don't need to pay in cash, wait for change, give a credit card, pin or sign etc. It is simply a barcoded card, which the bartender scans for each drink you get and then you pay to the cashier team on the way out.
The entrance is 40 R$ per person and first drinks are not included. If you go for good spirits, be ready to cover additional 40's for new glasses.
Lotus is a relatively large arena, with a rectangular long bar in the middle and a slightly larger dancing arena on one side. There are seats and sofas around, if you like to sit and enjoy.
It is definitely one of the good places in Sao Paulo but music is very cheap. DJ spins singles from 90's, those with cheesy beachboy rhythms, that is definitely outdated. They should seek for a better house DJ to complement the atmosphere.
For me, Lotus is a 25+ club, high-end in terms of prices, location and design but very low marks on the music. If they find a proper DJ for the place, I see a lot of potential for Lotus. Arrive around 12 to 1230, not too late but then you can catch up the coming crowd. Thursday night was full but not packed (so comfortable for those who don't like to dance in packed subway train environment)
Dress Code: Well, in terms of dress code, I would not wear very casual to be on the safe side but fashionable jeans are pretty OK.
Address: Avenida Nacoes Unidas, 12551, WTC
Directions: Ask for World Trade Center Sao Paulo, rest is easy...
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