Time Out Rio de Janeiro

Bars

The best of Rio's bars, pubs & botecos

  • Rio's best bars

    From post-beach to ultra-chic, where to go and what to drink

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  • Barzinho

    Botafogo's bar masters open up a lively new Lapa hot-spot

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  • Comuna

    Boutique style, exhibitions and a great happy hour in Botafogo

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  • CADEG

    A slice of carioca drinking culture gets the weekend going early

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  • Bar dos Descasados

    Could this Santa Teresa spot be the most romantic bar in Rio?

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Classic botecos

Bar Urca

Bar Urca

Take advantage of the bay's cooling breeze

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Boteco Salvação

Boteco Salvação

Laidback pub in the heart of Humaitá

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Bracarense

Bracarense

The sandy-toed drinker is more than welcome

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More botecos

Gastrobars

Stuzzi

Stuzzi

Cocktails and Italian snackery, Leblon style

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Q Bar

Q Bar

Serious establishment for cocktail lovers

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Estrelas Da Babilônia

Estrelas Da Babilônia

Hidden bar with splendid views

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Astor

Astor

São Paulo favourite hits Ipanema beach

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Best for caipirinhas

Ambre

Ambre

Wine, cocktails and deejays set the tone

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Academia da Cachaça

Academia da Cachaça

Caipirinha kings with a cachaça shot for all tastes

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Bar dos Descasados

Bar dos Descasados

Cocktail heaven on an elegant outdoor terrace

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Round ups

The Rio food and drink 50 - cocktails

The Rio food and drink 50 - cocktails

As part of the Rio food and drink 50, Time Out heads to the bar to pick the best cocktails on offer across the city

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The Barhoppers' Guide: Lapa

The Barhoppers' Guide: Lapa

From the classics to the newcomers, Time Out brings you the barhoppers' guide to that essential weekend roadblock, Lapa

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Rio's top sports bars

Rio's top sports bars

Football may take top billing as most bars' on-screen entertainment of choice, but there are plenty of places to catch everything from the NFL to Formula One if you know where to look

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Cocktail hour

Cocktail hour

Mixologists are springing up all over town, with new bars having to get creative to keep up with some snazzy signature drinks that are leaving the humble caipirinha trailing in their wake

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