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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  • Teto Solar

    Botafogo's cool theatre-bar and weekend hot-spot

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  • Mais Que Nada

    A more authentic taste of tapas finally hits Copacabana

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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 do Mineiro

Bar do Mineiro

Unmissable homemade cachaças and ice-cold beer

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Bar do Gomez

Bar do Gomez

Serving Santa Teresa for almost a century

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Boteco Salvação

Boteco Salvação

Laidback pub in the heart of Humaitá

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More botecos

Gastrobars

Q Bar

Q Bar

Serious establishment for cocktail lovers

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Meza

Meza

Dragging Botafogo's bar scene into the 21st Century

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Astor

Astor

São Paulo favourite hits Ipanema beach

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Stuzzi

Stuzzi

Cocktails and Italian snackery, Leblon style

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Best for caipirinhas

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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Ambre

Ambre

Wine, cocktails and deejays set the tone

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Round ups

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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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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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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