Taps: 6 / Bottles: 250
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4.08/5 rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Frango is located in a less attractive part of the city, however let this not stop you going there. Arriving you will find many mopeds and motorcycles parked outside which appears to be a small establishment. Once inside you find the place to be much larger than the outside of the building looks. Smaller rooms decorated with endless amount of beer artifacts and commercials of every beer in the world. Downstairs you will find a large cellar crowded with beer enthusiast sitting at wooden tables. The guest are a variety of young/old; classy and casual. Beer selection is immense with a special page of only Brazilian beers. Try some of their food which is really good and goes well with the beer.
Service can be a bit slow so expect to be there for a while.
07-16-2012 18:23:44 | More by Rick3010
4.44/5 rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
Frangó is located in a very obscure neighborhood in north São Paulo. It is a mix of newly developed high rises which house the middle class, and clustered beneath it are poorer, underdeveloped, single family homes. Walking to here from the Piqueri train station was a bit of a scare. If you plan to do that, go in the daylight, and go at your own risk. I would go by car next time. That being said...
While you walk in, you know it's all about the beer. All over the walls are beer memorabilia, bottles and cans of beers from around the world, but my favorite was a "Periodic Table for Beer Styles". Just plain cool. The place is split it two section with the kitchen and taps in the middle of it all. Wooden chairs seat you and wooden tables hold up your beer and food.
You get to choose from 6 drafts and 250 bottles. A small chunk of the bottles are vintages, such as a 2003 Chimay Blue or a 2000 Cuveé Van de Keizer. I was surprised to see Samichlaus and La Trappe Blonde and Dubbel on-tap here, consiering most Brazilian beer bars sell a very limited selection of drafts, and only certain kind. There is a good mix of beer from Europe and Brazilian micros to be had here, such as Cantillon, Backer, Bamberg, Pfungstadter, Rochefort, and Falke Triple. Having the beers fresh and served at the right temperature helps matters, especially since most Brazilian bars serve their beers ice cold.
The overall beer selection may be the best in or around São Paulo, and I would certainly recommend this place. Just remember to pronounce it as frang-augh, not frang-oh, or they'll think you're talking about chicken.
01-26-2009 19:07:32 | More by DoubleJ
Frangó in São Paulo - SP, Brazil
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.