Partisans is a pub owned by some guys I’ve known for a long time, since I was a kid, going out with all of the punk “gangs” around. Two of those old-time São Paulo punks entered into a partnership and founded that bar, which has a very strong English theme, with posters, football flags and non-stop punk rock and hardcore playing in the background.
It is located in Pinheiros, at Cônego Eugênio Leite street. You see the neon sign and a narrow door, though where you get to a little set of stairs and go into the basement floor.
Once in you see the lengthy pub, bar to the left with thousands of beer types, to the right you see the sofas and at the center are tall little round tables with tall stools.
I’m not that much a person of the night anymore, but when I decide to go out – my time is 9 o’clock p.m.! – the pub is already open and I find all of my old friends there, some guys who got orphaned when another pub we liked closed its doors a few years ago.
I lived in London for a while and when I got back I was thirsty for a typical British Cider and now there's a place for that in São Paulo!
Well, now that I don’t drink anymore, you may think: “What you do at Partisans, then?” I’ll tell you, the grub is terrific, all of the sandwiches have vegetarian versions, they have juices, appetizers with some huge spiced mushrooms… they have a wonderful kitchen!
It gets very crowded late at night, but if you go a little earlier it is so chilled out that you could bring your mom!