The traditional Rio bar scene is alive and well, where small establishments remain the pretension-free places to be, serving up ice-cold chopp (draught beer) by the tray-load, accompanied by some of the best bar snacks going. Tap rooms are trendy, the variety of beer now matching that of the indulgent snacks, while a cocktail explosion has seen mixologists curate elaborate drinks menus and local distilleries craft small-batch gins, unashamedly taking the best of London, New York or Paris then pouring it through an unmistakably Brazilian filter. And, of course, there's always the caipirinha.
Astor occupies a strategic corner on the waterfront where Ipanema beach meets Arpoador, so it's suitably busy every night of the week. The post-work crowd morphs into the pre-dinner crowd which blends into the party people, supping a ready supply of excellent draught beers and strong caipirinhas, while the occasionally distracted bar staff mix one of the best Bloody Marys around. Astor has embraced the recent gin revolution, so sample one of several regional spirits to cool off after a hard day's beaching. The varied food menu has something for everyone.
Contact: 00 55 21 2523 0085; barastor.com.br
Opening times: Tue-Sat, midday-11pm; Sun, midday-5pm
Copacabana’s discreet beer specialist lies deep under an apartment building. Named in honour of Escondido, California, this is no British pub recreation (although Magners cider and a few fruity old faithful ales are present and correct), but rather a vaguely industrial celebration of American pale ales and the trusty hamburger. The list of beers is almost overwhelming so be led by the in-depth descriptions, alcohol percentage and the price – some pints top the R$50 (£10) mark but rest assured there is always a trusty session IPA to be found for a fraction of that.
Contact: 00 55 21 2522 9800; facebook.com/pubescondidoca
Opening times: Tue-Sun, 6pm-1am
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When it comes to bar snacks, cold beer and the simple pleasures of the Rio barfly, Pavão Azul is up there with the best. It’s highly unlikely there will be any tables available and the place is certainly not much to look at, but a waiter will almost always drum up at least a stool to rest your bottle on. Order a bottle of Antartica Original and shrimp pastel on arrival, along with the molho malageta, a chilli sauce that need only be used sparingly, or try the juicy bolinho de bacalhau cod balls.
Contact: 00 55 21 2236 2381; facebook.com/pavaoazuloficial
Opening times: daily, midday-midnight
Copacabana's Bip Bip bar might not look like much, but its place in the firmament of Copacabana's samba, choro and bossa nova scenes is undisputed. A constantly changing, always informal arrangement of local musicians sits crammed around the only table, leaving barely enough room for anyone else inside. Service is literally non-existent, so customers must find their own table or chairs and set up on the pavement, grabbing beers, a glass of wine or the sweet, ready-mixed cocount and cachaça 'batida' cocktail from the fridges at will. Wonderfully eccentric and strictly for music lovers.
Contact: 00 55 21 2267 9696; facebook.com/barbipbip
Opening times: daily, 7pm-11.45pm
Smack in the middle of Copacabana is the unusual, endearing and downright delicious Adega Perola, as unassuming as bars come and all the better for it. What at first glance appears to be a no-nonsense deli is in fact one of the neighbourhood's best-loved botecos (bars). For 60 years the long glass counter has been laden with all manner of traditional Portuguese fancies, from exquisite lamb sausages and incredibly juicy olives to fresh octopus and marinated sardines. The brave can choose from over 20 types of cachaça, but the ‘bull’s blood’ wine is best left well alone.
Contact: 00 55 21 2255 9425; facebook.com/AdegaPerolaRiodeJaneiro
Opening times: Mon-Thu, 11am-midnight; Fri-Sat, 11am-1am
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Flamengo & Laranjeiras
This Uruguayan-run wine bar is a relaxed and unpretentious place. The shelves are lined with the owner’s choice bottles from around the world, the very best of which are held back in the climate-controlled room to the rear. The selection isn’t overwhelming, and informed staff are on hand to help when required, while regular wine-tasting sessions help educate those after a little more know-how. The Europeans are well represented but naturally the collection is skewed towards Chilean and Argentinian wines, though the growing reputation of Brazil’s own vineyards makes the national selections well worth a try, too.
Contact: 00 55 21 2205 3122; symposiumbistro.com
Opening times: Shop Mon-Sat, 4pm-10pm; Bistro Mon-Sat, 6.30pm-10.30pm
Spanish favourite Garoa made a splash when it opened in Leblon, not least because it completely eschews tapas-bar norms in favour of a distinctly European cool that is fuelled by a global tour of unusual and unlikely cocktails, some great snacks and DJs who keep the atmosphere bubbling along until long after midnight. Embark on a tasting session of gins including Brazil's first London Dry, Arapuru, and the award-winning (in England!) Amazonni, served in huge glasses with Costa Rican tonic water and pink peppercorns for a truly South American take on the classic G&T.
Contact:00 55 21 99506 2674; facebook.com/garoarj
Opening times: Tue-Sat, 7pm-2am; Sun, 7pm-midnight
The Belmonte chain always did the simple things well; non-stop cold beers made sure the evening flowed nicely, trays of mini-pies kept the wolf from the door and a lively boteco atmosphere was guaranteed. The Leblon branch then pioneered a bold new era with a facelift that aped the more stylish bars of São Paulo and what was once a fairly busy locals' bar is now perennially packed, the crowds spilling out into the street. In fact, there’s really no need to venture inside, just grab one of the street tables, order a caipirinha and settle in for the night.
Contact: 00 55 21 2294 2849; facebook.com/botecobelmonte
Opening times: Mon-Sat, midday-3am; Sun, midday-11.30pm
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Hammocks line the ceiling and intriguing beers fill the fridges at Aconchego Carioca, one of the most endearing bars in the city. Its location a few blocks from the Maracanã stadium is ideal for a pre-match stop-off, but the atmosphere and excellent bar snacks make it well worth the short trip away from the Zona Sul region any day or night of the week. There are no draft beers, so grab a bottle of Terezopolis along with a portion of the small, fried balls of feijoada (pork and bean stew) that come complete with a little shot of caipirinha.
Contact: 00 55 21 2273 1035; facebook.com/aconchego.carioca
Opening times: Mon, midday-4pm; Tue-Sat, midday-11pm; Sun, midday-5pm
Praça da Bandeira, awkwardly set between Centro and Tijuca, has reinvented itself as a beer lovers' paradise. Botto’s twenty taps are dedicated to the best-loved beers from the UK, USA, Belgium and Germany, each chalked up on the huge, ever-changing blackboard by the bar. This being Tijuca, what the bar lacks in refinement it makes up for in atmosphere, with live rock and blues regularly taking over. If there’s a new local drop emerging, be it from as far afield as Buzios to the mountains of Terespolis, you will find it here.
Contact: 00 55 21 3496 7407; bottobar.com.br
Opening times: Mon-Thu, 5pm-midnight; Fri, 5pm-2am; Sat, 3pm-2am, Sun, 3pm-midnight
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The interior treads a fine line between gaudy and boho-chic at Do Horto, a cocktail bar/restaurant next to the botanical gardens. Invariably buzzing from sundown, trendy types from nearby media offices can be found supping anything from a glass of champagne to the signature Caipilé – a vodka caipirinha that comes complete with ice lolly sticking out of the top. Classic caipirinhas are made with a wide variety of fruits (from kiwi to strawberry and passion fruit), and the food menu offers great snacks like moreish, herby arboreo rice balls with parmesan, as well as more substantial meals.
Contact: 00 55 21 3114 8439; dohorto.com.br
Opening times: Tue-Sun, midday-2am
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Anybody serious about their beer will find plenty of previously untapped bounty at Lapa Café, where the list of tempting options travels the length and breadth of Brazil and beyond to unearth some of the hottest new artisanal brewers around. Try the Tres Lobos from Ouro Preto, the excellent Noi from neighbouring Niteroi, and Rio’s own Mistura Classica, all of which stand up well against international heavyweights from Germany, Belgium, England and even Cuba and New Zealand. The space itself is a straight-up Lapa drinking hall with high ceilings and exposed brickwork, so focus on finding a new favourite.
Contact: 00 55 21 3971 6812; espacolapacafe.com.br
Opening times: Mon, 10am-6pm; Tue-Thu, 10am-11pm; Fri, 10am-midnight
Meza's calling card is beautifully presented, well-thought-out cocktails, served with a friendly authority by well-versed mixologists. The list of ingredients at play makes it almost impossible for even those with the pickiest of palates not to find something to their liking, while for the adventurous, Meza quickly becomes an alcoholic playground. The drinks' list features six different martinis and eight exotic caipirinhas using unusual ingredients such as cardamom, rosemary and lychee, and bartenders create original and personalised libations perfectly suited to the wildest whim. DJs spin electronica at weekends.
Contact: 00 55 21 3239 1951; mezabar.com.br
Opening times: Sun-Thu, 6pm-1am; Fri-Sat, 6pm-3am
Solar de Botafogo hosts a mixed bag of cultural events, from off-the-wall performance artists to live music and theatrical productions. But it is the downstairs bar where the most consistent fun is to be found. Though quiet on weekdays, Saturday nights roll through until 3am with guest DJs playing pop and rock to keep things lively. More than 40 different bottled beers and a good selection of cocktails are on offer, and decent bar snacks are available. It’s always worth grabbing a booth by the bar as the side room can be soulless unless it is brimming with people.
Contact: 00 55 21 2542 9458; solardebotafogo.com.br
Opening times: Mon, 6pm-1am; Tue-Fri, 11.30am-1am; Sat, midday-3am; Sun, 3pm-11pm
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Bar do Gomez
The quintessential neighbourhood bar in arguably the city’s prettiest region. There are no airs and graces at Gomez, also known as Armazém São Thiago. The beer is ice cold, the atmosphere endearing and the locals never less than entertaining. Make no plans beyond sharing a few 660ml bottles of Antartica Original beer between small glasses, accompanied by salty cod balls (best drizzled with the house hot sauce), and settle in for a long, late-afternoon stint. The place is almost a century old, and you get the distinct impression that the first people through the door probably did something very similar.
Contact: 00 55 21 2232 0822; armazemsaothiago.com.br
Opening times: Mon-Sat, midday-1am; Sun, midday-10pm
Bar do Mineiro
Very much in the style of the classic Rio boteco (bar), Mineiro is the simple, late-night spot of choice in Santa Teresa, with a strong reputation that pulls people from all over the city. House traditions well worth following are the weekend feijoada (hearty pork and black bean stew) accompanied by a nip of the honey cachaça to reawaken the senses, and several large bottles of Original beer. Stories are told loudly and customers spill out onto the street, making for a perfect introduction to the world of Rio’s pub culture.
Contact: 00 55 21 2221 9227; bardomineiro.net
Opening times: Tue-Sat, 11am-2am; Sun, 11am-midnight
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Picturesque Urca remains in something of a time warp while the rest of Rio has been dragged into the 21st century. Walk along the waterfront from the main road and take in a harbour of rickety fishing boats, chess-playing locals in the square and a tiny beach backed onto by an old school house. Ten minutes beyond and the sea wall becomes packed with folk perched along it, slugging cold beers accompanied by pasteis(small fried parcels of beef, cheese or shrimp) from Bar Urca - some of the best around. It's an essential spot, albeit little more than a well-placed counter top.
Contact: 00 55 21 2295 8744; facebook.com/barurca
Opening times: Mon-Fri, 6.30am-11pm; Sat, 8am-11pm; Sun, 8am-8pm
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What is the most popular drink in Rio de Janeiro? ›
Made with cachaça, lemon and sugar, caipirinha became the quintessential Brazilian spirit and the most consumed by Cariocas and tourists. And no wonder it is one of the 10 must-see attractions in the city. Cachaça and caipirinha are, therefore, drinks that you can not miss during your visit to Rio de Janeiro.What do they drink in Rio de Janeiro? ›
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More often than not, cachaça is served in a Caipirinha or used as a rum substitute in cocktails like Daiquiris. But good quality cachaça (especially aged cachaça) can and should be consumed neat or on the rocks.Can you drink on the street in Rio? ›
If you are not disturbing or walking drunk in the street, you can basically drink whenever and wherever you want, just use the good sense (avoid drinking in churches, official buildings …). It is your deal, nobody will care. Yes, as Bragbai says, you can enjoy alcoholic beverages.What is the oldest known bar in the world? ›
Sean's Bar, which dates back to the Middle Ages! Also listed in the Guinness Book of Records for the historicity of the building that houses it, Sean's Bar has been recognised as the oldest bar in the world. It is located in Athlon, a small town on the banks of the Shannon River, in the centre of Ireland.Where is the oldest bar in America? ›
The nation's oldest bar, Rhode Island's White Horse Tavern, opened in 1673. Some of these establishments are in America's oldest towns. Here are 102 American towns founded before the American Revolution.
What is the oldest favela in Rio? ›
Rio's oldest favela, Providência, was founded in 1897 within a decade of the abolition of slavery, in the Port area that received two million enslaved Africans (four times the number taken to the entire United States).What alcohol is in a Caipirinha? ›
Caipirinha, pronouced kai-pee-reen-ya, is Brazil's national cocktail! It's made with limes, sugar, ice and cachaça, a Brazilian distilled liquor made from the fermentation of raw sugarcane juice.What kind of liquor is cachaça? ›
Cuba has rum. Brazil's spirit goes by the name of cachaça, a rum-like liquor steeped in history. Unlike much rum, it is not made from molasses but from fresh sugarcane juice that is fermented and distilled.What is the 3 most popular drink? ›
Beer is the world's most widely consumed alcoholic drink, and is the third-most consumed drink overall, after water and tea.Is cachaça stronger than vodka? ›
Cachaca is distilled to a lower strength than the 90-plus-per-cent alcohol level of most white spirits, such as vodka and light rum (though like those other spirits it ultimately is usually diluted to about 40 per cent prior to bottling).What does Caipirinha taste like? ›
It tastes, somehow, like a beach vacation: the cachaça has more depth than sweetness, carrying the flavor of sugar cane without actually being sweet; the rest is all bright citrusy tang. (Consider it the pared-down cousin of the mojito.) It's also, forgivingly, insanely simple to make at home.What is the official liquor of Brazil? ›
A Brief Introduction to Cachaça, Brazil's National Liquor.What is the number 1 beer in Brazil? ›
What is the Most Popular Beer in Brazil? There are a number of names competing for the title of most popular Brazilian beer. Today, the most popular Brazilian brands are Skol, Nova Schin, Antarctica, and Itaipava. Skol, one of the leading Brazilian Beers, did not actually start off as a Brazilian beer brand at all.What is a famous Brazilian drink? ›
Chances are high you encountered Brazil's national drink, the Caipirinha, if you've traveled to the South American country. Refreshing and easy to make, the cocktail contains fresh lime juice, sugar and cachaça—a spirit as central to Brazilian identity as samba, soccer and carnival.Does cachaça give you a hangover? ›
The first cachaças to come out of Brazil by way of export were cheap, rough, astringent, and guaranteed to deliver a fútbol-stadium-sized hangover. Fortunately, this is changing thanks to a proliferation of small distillers and even a few major brands that are taking the craft to new heights.
Do you take shots of cachaça? ›
The cocktail is simple to prepare – smash lime slices in a glass with two teaspoons of sugar, ice cubes and a shot of cachaça. While many Americans have likely heard of or enjoyed a caipirinha, they may not know the history behind the drink and the liquor that completes it.Is cachaça a strong alcohol? ›
It is typically between 38% and 48% alcohol by volume. When homemade, it can be as strong as the distiller wants.What areas to avoid in Rio de Janeiro? ›
Areas to avoid in Rio de Janeiro
As a general rule, don't visit the favelas (slums), especially in Zona Norte, even on a guided tour. Your safety can't be guaranteed by the tour company or the police when traveling into these communities. No one knows the city like the locals do.
Flushing and brushing. Plumbing is pretty basic in Brazil, so place your used toilet paper in the bin provided beside the toilet. When you take a shower, keep your mouth closed and don't use tap water to brush your teeth. Never ever drink the tap water, always boil it first.What is the safest part of Rio de Janeiro? ›
Copacabana is one of the best neighborhoods, both in terms of safety and convenience, it is a neighborhood for those who love the beach, with good access to public transportation, good restaurants and bars, and lively nightlife as well.What is the Brazilian drinking age? ›
Drinking Laws -- Officially, the legal drinking age in Brazil is 18, but it's not often enforced. Beer, wine, and liquor can be bought on any day of the week from grocery stores and snack stands. Drinking is allowed in public places and in motor vehicles.What's the most popular food in Brazil? ›
1. Feijoada. The most famous of all Brazilian dishes, Feijoada is eaten in every corner of the country. This rich, hearty stew consists of black beans cooked with different cuts of pork, supplemented with tomatoes, cabbage, and carrots to round out the flavor.What food is eaten in Brazil? ›
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What is the smallest bar in the world? ›
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Rio de Janeiro's safest favelas
The key ones in the south are Pavão-Pavãozinho, located between Copacabana and Ipanema; Cantagalo in Copacabana; Santa Marta in Botafogo; and Vidigal and Rocinha just past Leblon. Cantagalo has a bar at the top called Gilda no Cantagalo and can be accessed by van or motor taxi.
Rocinha: This is the largest favela in Brazil, and while some consider it one of the safer favelas to visit, others recommend that tourists don't visit it on their own without a local guide.What is the poor area of Rio de Janeiro? ›
favela, also spelled favella, in Brazil, a slum or shantytown located within or on the outskirts of the country's large cities, especially Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. A favela typically comes into being when squatters occupy vacant land at the edge of a city and construct shanties of salvaged or stolen materials.Is cachaça stronger than rum? ›
Traditionally, cachaça is distilled to a much lower alcoholic strength than rum. While most cachaça you find is unaged (labelled branca, white in English), the spirit can be aged in casks: oak is the most common material used, but distillers can also choose local hardwoods such as Amendoim bravo and peanut.What does cachaça taste like? ›
Flavors of Cachaça
Smaller-batch unaged cachaças often tasty grassy or funky, like a rhum agricole or a bianco tequila. Aged cachaças take on flavor notes from their barrels, and can taste like Christmas spices, baked or dried fruits, coffee, and/or grass (in a good way).
Unaged, cachaça has a clean, earthy, grassy flavor to it that, depending on the particular version you're sipping on, may taste like vodka, tequila, or rhum agricole (a style of rhum from the French Caribbean that's also made from fermented cane juice).How much is a bottle of cachaça in Brazil? ›
For R$6 (which at the time of writing this translates to approximately $3.60USD) you can buy a (glass) 750 ml bottle (a fifth) of 51 (Cinquenta e Um), the classiest cachaça in Brazil (note: an 8oz can of Red Bull costs more than this).Is cachaça a rum or tequila? ›
Cachaça is often called Brazilian rum, a nickname that isn't entirely wrong: both rum and cachaça are made from sugar, but rum is made from sugarcane by-products, like molasses, whereas cachaça is made straight from the sugarcane itself.
Is cachaça stronger than tequila? ›
Cachaca has a lower alcohol content than most white spirits. Cachaa is typically grown in Brazil, whereas tequila is grown in Mexico. One of the primary distinctions is the use of a sugar base rather than a sweetener such as Agave. Cacha*a is a distilled spirit made from fermented cane juice.What is the unhealthiest drink in the world? ›
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With an ABV of 96 per cent, Spirytus is the single most powerful drink in the world.What is the number 1 alcoholic beverage? ›
Beer. Beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage worldwide. In fact, after water and tea, beer is the most commonly-consumed drink in the world. Beer is also most likely the oldest alcoholic drink in history.What is the main drink in Brazil? ›
Caipirinha (Portuguese pronunciation: [kajpiˈɾĩɲɐ]) is Brazil's national cocktail, made with cachaça (sugarcane hard liquor), sugar, and lime. The drink is prepared by mixing the fruit and the sugar together, then adding the liquor.Is cachaça a rum or vodka? ›
Cachaça is often called Brazilian rum, a nickname that isn't entirely wrong: both rum and cachaça are made from sugar, but rum is made from sugarcane by-products, like molasses, whereas cachaça is made straight from the sugarcane itself.What is Rio energy drink? ›
Rio BOOM Energy Drink is a functional beverage and its formula contains high quality ingredients: Caffeine, Taurine, some B-group Vitamins, Sugars and carbonated water.Can you drink cachaça straight? ›
Can I Drink Cachaça Straight? More often than not, cachaça is served in a Caipirinha or used as a rum substitute in cocktails like Daiquiris. But good quality cachaça (especially aged cachaça) can and should be consumed neat or on the rocks.What do Brazilians drink for breakfast? ›
In Brazil, breakfast is usually on the lighter side. Lunch is a much heartier meal, so most Brazilians stick with coffee and a small plate. The name for breakfast is, in fact, café da manhã, which translates to “morning coffee.” The food you eat might change, but coffee in some form is essential.What is stronger vodka or cachaça? ›
The main distinction tends to be purity. Cachaca is distilled to a lower strength than the 90-plus-per-cent alcohol level of most white spirits, such as vodka and light rum (though like those other spirits it ultimately is usually diluted to about 40 per cent prior to bottling).
Is Rio strong alcoholic? ›
Product: Rio Strong is a 16% alcohol carbonated wine that is sweet and light red in color. It is positioned as a STRONG party drink.What brand of alcohol is Rio? ›
Rio (Chinese: RIO锐澳鸡尾酒) is a Chinese ready to drink alcopop beverage brand conceived in 2003 and manufactured by Shanghai Bacchus Limited Company, an arm of the Australian-based Bacchus Distillery. Rio is a member of the China Alcoholic Drinks Association, and was inducted in 2010.What type of alcohol is Rio? ›
A grape flavored low alcoholic brandy based drink. This drink contains alcohol level of 3.8%.How strong is cachaça alcohol? ›
According to these, aguardente, caninha or cachaça is a drink with an alcoholic strength ranging from 38%-54% at 20ºC, obtained from the distillation of alcohol from sugar cane or from the fermentation of sugar cane.What is the closest alcohol to cachaça? ›
Vodka, cauim, white rum, and sake all make great substitutes for Cachaca while still providing the same level of flavor and complexity.