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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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  • 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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  • Barzinho

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

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  • Bip Bip

    The cult samba and chorinho bar is a stone cold Copacabana classic

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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

Q Bar

Q Bar

Serious establishment for cocktail lovers

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Astor

Astor

São Paulo favourite hits Ipanema beach

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Meza

Meza

Dragging Botafogo's bar scene into the 21st Century

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Estrelas Da Babilônia

Estrelas Da Babilônia

Hidden bar with splendid views

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Best for caipirinhas

Ambre

Ambre

Wine, cocktails and deejays set the tone

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Bar dos Descasados

Bar dos Descasados

Cocktail heaven on an elegant outdoor terrace

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Academia da Cachaça

Academia da Cachaça

Caipirinha kings with a cachaça shot for all tastes

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Round ups

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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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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Copacabana kiosk culture

Copacabana kiosk culture

The neighbourhood's beach kiosks offer a unique location to grab lunch, a post-beach beer, or warm up for the night with a barmy cocktail

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Late night drinking

Late night drinking

The concept of staying open 'until the last customer' might sound like a challenge being thrown down, but the scattering of genuine early-morning bars make for a great end to a night out

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