112 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910639.948204 -75.143157
Neighborhoods: Center City East, Center City
LOVE IT!!! – GREAT PLACE TO DANCE SALSA!
WATCH THE CAIPIRHAINAS, THEY'LL GET YOU!
homophobic DJ spews word of hate & management doesn't care – A few months ago, the DJ became angry at a few of the patrons (for not dancing, apparently) & stopped the music to yell at them, calling them fa**ots. I immediately went up to him to explain that I found that language offensive. Instead of listening, he literally put his hands on my shoulders & pushed me out of the way without even asking me to move. When I returned later to address it with him again, he was extremely rude, asking me if I was a fa**ot. He was not apologetic or willing to concede that his language was offensive. Giving up on him, I tried to speak with management. The bouncers looked suitably appalled & called the owner over to speak with me. The owner stated he was drunk at the time but would be interested in speaking with me about it at another time. He gave me his number. I called. He never called back. Another attempt to speak with management again found them unresponsive. I will not be returning.
"Brasils" is a misnomer -- their name should be changed! – This place is no longer a restaurant and it shouldn't be listed as such. They have dancing several nights a week, but it's all salsa and merengue -- no Brazilian music. The only thing Brazilian about it is they DO make a good caipirinha.
Lives up to its origin's reputation for great music, beautiful people and flavorful food. – In Short
Purple neon lights the bar; two large aquariums and cascading waterfalls divide the small, tropically painted dining room. Latin music wafts overhead, and the staff bustles across the dark carpet. Entrees worth noting: mariscada baiana or camarao no bacaxi (shrimp sauteed with cream, garlic and fresh herbs served on a half pineapple). Vegetarians take heart: Most nights the chef prepares a vegetarian platter filled with the day's freshest produce.
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