Bubba’s Sulky Lounge

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If you’re looking for somewhere to go out at night, and thinking to yourself, “Self, where can I go out that is both the most bizarre place I’ve been to and also the most amazing?”, well, then you can just go to Bubba’s in Portland, ME. If you’re into dancing, you’ll definitely want to check this spot out, mainly because they have a lit-up dance floor, made for dancing. And, you don’t have to be a good dancer either (although I did witness some pretty decent breakdancing), you just need to have fun. 

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There’s also a back bar and separate room, for more dancing. And, if you’re not really into dancing, there are cushion swivel bar seats and booths near the main bar area. Oh, and, it’s hard not to notice, upon entrance and throughout the entire bar, all of the insanely random and weird $h!t all over the place. We’re talking puppets, metal lunch boxes hanging from the ceiling, old antique items, frames, lamps, pretty much everything. Basically, it’s amazing. 

The Shorts:
Name: Bubba’s Sulky Lounge
Location: 92 Portland Street, Portland, ME
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Definitely. It’s a little off the path of some of the other bars, but, you could pretty much spend most of your night there anyway, so, no need to hop around. 
Would I recommend it? Yes, it’s at least worth checking out. Dance a little, have a drink, go nuts. There’s usually a small cover charge, so, just have a few bucks on you before you go. 

Skye Bar

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When it comes to Sao Paulo nightlife, if you’re looking for a chic and classy vibe with an amazing view, Skye Bar at Hotel Unique in Jardim Paulista is where you’ll want to go. And, unique it is. The architecture of the hotel itself is worth the visit alone. 

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Depending on what time you arrive, you may have to wait in a line to head up to the rooftop. But, don’t worry, you won’t need to wait too long until you can head up to this outdoor, rooftop bar. They also have a restaurant, so, you could enjoy a dinner, followed by some pool deck cocktails. 

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For my beverage, I ordered the Passion Rose (Ketel One Vodka, rose syrup, orange blossom syrup, strawberry liqueur, mandarineto, passion fruit and sparkling wine). This was really nice. It has a nice balance of floral sweetness and just a little tartness from the acidity of the fruit. 

The Shorts:
Name: Skye Bar
Location: Av. Brigadeiro Luís Antônio, 4700 – Jardim Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil
The Long and Short: Would I go back? For sure. There’s a really nice, relaxed, yet slightly upscale vibe here.
Would I recommend it? Yes. The view is fantastic, and, if you’re looking to enjoy a cocktail or two and some conversation, this would be a great spot.