Bar do Gomez

Critics' Choice

Put simply, a Santa Teresa institution

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Founded in 1919, the inimitable Bar do Gomez began life as a Spanish migrant's grocery store (hence its other name Armazem São Thiago) and retains its idiosyncratic charms of yore to this day, with jars of ancient-looking olives and tinned foods still lining the shelves above the bar. Gomez has run the bar for years, making it a dependable local staple attracting toothless characters, dogs chasing cars at the crossroads and a gaggle of locals in various stages of inebriation. Deep-fried cod balls (bolinhos) and shrimp pies (pasteis) come highly recommended, washed down with a great chopp and over sixty types of cachaça. Emitting an authentic rough and ready charm, this is the essence of Santa Teresa experience.

Bar do Gomez details

Address Rua Áurea 26

Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro

006 & 007

Telephone (21) 2232 0822

Bar do Gomez website

Prices Chopp R$4.80, caipirinha R$8

Major cards accepted

Open Mon-Sat 11-1am; Sun noon-10pm


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