Located on the corner of Rua Consolação and Avenida Paulista, Bar Riviera is back in operation after being closed for seven years. The new setup has a conversation lounge, jazz club and a stage for promising new names in MPB (Brazilian pop music). The idea is to open at lunchtime and operate until 2am, with live shows from Thursday to Saturday.
The facade of the Anchieta building was designed by the brothers Marcelo and Milton Roberto in 1941. At the entrance of the bar, the welcome neon sign says “since 1949”. In operation until 2006, the house became known as a traditional meeting place for intellectuals, artists and students from the 60s to the 80s.
A few of the illustrious regulars included Chico Buarque, the singer Elis Regina, the cartoonist brothers Chico and Paulo Caruso and Angeli, who, interesting enough, got the inspiration the character Rê Bordosa at the tables of the Riviera.
Under the management of São Paulo’s nightly entrepreneur Facundo Guerra and with the gastronomic direction of the chef Alex Atala of D.O.M., the sixth best restaurant in the world, the Riviera promises to maintain classic characteristics such as the red bar and still innovate with a space in São Paulo dedicated exclusively to jazz music.