You wouldn't think that a club which sits on a seedy Kings Cross back alley and literally means ‘Brazilian slum' would be the most enticing place to spend your Saturday night. But as it turns out, the only thing to be afraid of is the hefty cover charge to get in.
Thankfully, once you're inside Favela it's much gentler on your wallet. The restaurant on the ground floor specialises in Brazilian barbecue (churrasco) and often does discount meal deals - the only catch is that you'll need to finish up your dinner (and surrender your table) before 11pm, for when the clock strikes 12, the dining area makes it full transformation into an RnB super club, complete with a massive mirror ball and laser lighting.
Apart from the music, Favela stays faithful to its Brazilian theme - palm trees shading the DJ booth, Brazilian Palma Louca beer by the bottle, and a cocktail menu devoted solely to Mojitos and Caipirinhas. Favela on the whole isn't the place for an intimate date, but it's got all the ingredients for a big night out with your fellow meninas and meninos. And a wicked hangover.