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FRANK BAR

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Located at the Maksoud Plaza Hotel lobby, Frank Bar offers the best of craft cocktails under the command of Spencer Amereno, one of Brazil's best-known bartenders. With handcrafted productions, authorial drinks, traditional cocktails, and revamped classics, Frank Bar is a constant presence in Sao Paulo's best bars lists.

Inaugurated on April 30, 2015, the bar is named in honor of the singer Frank Sinatra, who performed at Maksoud Plaza in 1981. To top off the experience, prominent Brazilian artists perform the best of live jazz from Thursday to Saturday.

Frank Bar - Maksoud

Frank Bar was considered one of the best drink destinations in São Paulo by the renowned restaurant review site Eater and was three times in the World 100 Best Bars list (2017, 2018 and 2019). It also has won several national awards, such as Melhores da Folha de S.Paulo and Veja Comer e Beber.

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OPENING HOURS
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Menu


Each year, Frank Bar's drinks list is updated with new creations and revamped classics by head bartender Spencer Amereno Jr. and his team. To go along with the drinks, there are several options of dishes either individual or to share, as well as doses, wines, and non-alcoholic beverages and drinks.

check out the current Frank Bar menu.
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Frank Bar Rate

Cap your night off in style.

Present your Frank Bar receipt at the Maksoud Plaza hotel reception and enjoy a special rate for one or two in an Executive Apartment with breakfast.

The discount is valid for the date printed on the receipt and if there is availability.
Frank Bar - Spencer Amereno Jr.
About
Spencer Amereno Jr.

Frank Bar's head bartender began his career at age 22. Today, he is recognized by several specialized publications as one of the greatest Brazilian names in the cocktail scene. Spencer is responsible for the development of Frank Bar's drinks menus, which is increasingly influenced by haute cuisine and the seasonality of ingredients. His work also has the influence of the so-called forgotten cocktails, presented in both classic and updated versions.

Throughout his professional career, Spencer has received several awards, such as Best Bartender by the Veja Comer e Beber guide for three years (2016-2017, 2014-2015 and 2012-2013), Bartender of the Year (2012 and 2017) by Revista da Folha, Best Bartender by O Melhor de São Paulo 2018 (Folha de S.Paulo), and Best Bartender by the Brazilian Sommeliers Association, in 2018 and 2019.
Frank Bar - Camila L. - Trip Advisor
“Unique experience for those who like to drink. Excellent bartenders. Tip: stay at the bar for better interaction with the drinks´ preparation.”
Camila L. - Trip Advisor
Frank Bar - Laura R. – Trip Advisor
“Frank's atmosphere in the Maksoud Lobby is impressive enough. The place is cozy, the drinks list is jaw-dropping. The service is perfect, friendly, attentive. It all makes for a perfect night.”
Laura R. – Trip Advisor
Frank Bar - Prêmio Comer e Beber - Veja São Paulo, 2019
“At the lobby of Maksoud Plaza Hotel, which has come to a new life since the arrival of the bar, classic drinks executed to perfection are delivered, as well as revampings and inventions that impress with the selection of ingredients and the good balance between them.”
Comer e Beber Award
Veja São Paulo, 2019

Frank Bar - O Melhor de São Paulo - Folha de S.Paulo, 2019
“Head bartender Spencer Amereno has been running the bar for the past four years, orchestrating drinks with surgical precision. The Dry Martini is a killer, perfectly smooth and intense. The Negroni, which may be either the traditional or the denser and sweeter house version, feels like a hug in your soul. And the Gin-Tonic trims the acidic edges of the drink and hits the table as a vaporous delight.”
O Melhor de São Paulo
Folha de S.Paulo, 2019

Frank Bar - Travel Top 50 Global - Monocle Magazine, 2018
“Homemade tonic water, fermented Amazonian fruits, and potent liquors are shaken and stirred at the jacarandá-wood bar, getting people up and dancing to the live blues bands. ‘We want Brazilians to explore new tastes but without any of the snootiness that comes with it,’ says head barman Spencer Amereno Jr, who is making a big name for himself in the cocktail world.”
Travel Top 50 Global
Monocle Magazine, 2018