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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  • Comuna

    Boutique style, exhibitions and a great happy hour in Botafogo

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  • Bip Bip

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

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  • Barzinho

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

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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

Boteco Salvação

Boteco Salvação

Laidback pub in the heart of Humaitá

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Bar do Gomez

Bar do Gomez

Serving Santa Teresa for almost a century

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Bar do Mineiro

Bar do Mineiro

Unmissable homemade cachaças and ice-cold beer

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More botecos

Gastrobars

Astor

Astor

São Paulo favourite hits Ipanema beach

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Q Bar

Q Bar

Serious establishment for cocktail lovers

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Stuzzi

Stuzzi

Cocktails and Italian snackery, Leblon style

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Meza

Meza

Dragging Botafogo's bar scene into the 21st Century

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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

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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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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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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