Rio’s bars, with their relaxation and eternal friendships, personify the Rio spirit, connecting the sun and the sea with cold beer and fun.
Bars, the carioca soul
If there is something that sums it up well, the carioca style is the bar. More than the beaches, and thinking about it, one complements and connects the other. After all, nothing better than ending a sunny day and sea with music, beer, snacks and the best of all: friends around a good table or standing, in a light way like every carioca. Here, it is very common to make friends you meet in a bar and seem eternal, and with a look that never fails to inspire. It’s them, the bars that represent the spirit of the city, with cold drinks and much fun!
Bar da Frente
Rua Barão de Iguatemi, 388 – Praça da Bandeira
(21) 2502-0176/ @bardafrente
One of strongest candidates for the best meat croquette made in Rio and who knows of the country! So, Bar da Frente becomes famous for its good food with a diversity of drinks that please the customers and liven up the place, nowadays led by Mariana Rezende, in legacy from her mother, Valéria.
Rua General Canabarro, 218 – Maracanã
Tuesdays to Saturdays: 11h30 to 22h30; Sundays:11h to 18h
One of the most traditional bars of Tijuca, Bode Cheiroso presents a menu where it appears the famous feijoada, the oxtail with watercress, shank with mayonnaise and the popular “ Barra de Cereal” which is nothing more than a piece of pork belly transformed in a delicious pork crackling.
Rua Almirante Gavião, 11 – Tijuca
Wednesdays to Sundays: 11h to 18h
(21) 3594-8526 / @barmadrid
Opened in 2015, it is run by a son of a Spanish, who decided to join, at the same table, Spain and Brazil. Once in a month, professor of history Luiz Antonio Simas gives a public class on themes of the carioca popular culture. And all this amid a good beer!
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11h to 00h; Fridays to Saturdays, 11h to 01h; Sundays and holidays, 11h to 21h (21 25765727/ @enchendolinguica
For 17 years in the collective imagination of Rio, the menu offers more than 15 snacks and sandwiches, like the famous Joelho de Porco à Pururuca( Pururuca Pork Knuckle ) or Croc Sausage. The drinks´menu like Cocktail Sacanagem, with gin; besides craft soda of green fruit with basil.
Rua Campos Sales, 15A – Tijuca
(21) 3217-5729/ https://www.facebook.com/BoteroBar/
The menu says: artisan breads, jelly, soups, sauces and home preserves, besides the shrimp croquette with pepper chutney and eggplant parmigiana.For dessert, French toast sticks with dulce de leche or the brownie with italian hot straw syrup and cream ice. Worth the tip!
Rua Conde de Azambuja, 881 – Maria da Graça
(21) 25014175/ @bardaamendoeira01
A suburban reference, Amendoeira was elected in 2012 Cultural Heritage of Rio, as a symbol of the carioca spirit. The bar – and its wonders, such as the portion of dried meat in cubes or the green bean dumplings – maintain the good tradition of the delicacies together with the new generations.
Avenida Vieira Souto, 236 – Ipanema – (21) 2267-9909
A network of bars spread across the districts of Flamengo, Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana and Lapa, is a carioca classic, revamped version of “pé sujo”.Its snacks options, cookies and pies are the highlights of the house in addition to the drinks and the Chopp.
Av. Mem de Sá, 90 – Centro – (21) 2509-5943
A traditional restaurant founded by Austrians in 1907, Bar Brasil is a classic with its typical German dishes such as Kassler and sausages and draft beer.
Av.Mem de Sá, 96 – (21) 2252-6228
Stronghold of Rio´s bohemia, the main attraction of the menu is the roasted lamb, besides other delicacies such as boar and codfish.
Praia do Flamengo, 180
Mané has 10 units spread across Rio de Janeiro, and is certainly one of the most popular and frequented bars of the city nowadays. A relaxed atmosphere and creative decoration, give a high-spirited face to the place.
Adega da Velha
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo
Four decades of history in carioca bohemia presenting northeastern flavors and an infinity of brands of cachaça and a very cold beer.
Bar do Momo
Rua General Espírito Santo Cardoso, 50 L.A – Tijucas
(21) 2148-2874 /@bardomomooficial
Traditional stronghold of district of Tijuca, where bohemians of all ages meet daily to enjoy a good cold beer and delicious snacks such as rice balls, various fries, a delicious feijoada, among many other typical dishes of Brazilian cuisine.
Rua Barata Ribeiro , 7 D – Copacabana
Founded in 1962 in Copacabana. The ember house nowadays has two branches in Botafogo and Barra da Tijuca and is an icon of bohemia, with plenty of food and a drink menu that perpetuates the chachaça culture.
Bar da Portuguesa
Rua Custódio Nunes, 155 Loja D – Ramos
Traditional bar run by Donzília Gomes, Portuguese based in Brazil since 1968. She is the one who makes the delicious delicacies. A cod or shrimp fry, cassava fritters with dried meat,pork rinds and cod fritters are some of the highlights.
Rua Ronald de Carvalho, 275 L. A – Copacabana
Tuesdays to Sundays, 12h to 22h.
One of the heirs of Itajaí Confectionery, which has been open for 84 years in downtown Rio, decided to innovate by opening a sandwich shop. On the menu, traditional sandwiches with selected ingredients and a beer list composed exclusively by carioca labels.
Av. Ataulfo de Paiva, 116 – loja B – Leblon
Reference point of Carioca Bohemia since 1956 in the heart of Leblon, the bar became famous for its draft beer, codfish balls, mouth-watering snacks and the dishes of Brazilian Portuguese cuisine.
Academia da Cachaça
Rua Conde Bernadotte, 26 – Leblon
Opened since 1985 in Leblon, Academia da Cachaça presents more than a hundred labels of cachaças, besides caipirinhas of several flavors The menu is typically Brazilian, and the feijoada is served daily and is considered one of the best of Rio .
Dida Bar and Restaurant
Rua Barão de Iguatemi. 379 – Praça da Bandeira
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 12h to 22h30, Sundays, 12h to 19h.
The bar, with a decoration linked to African culture, the owner of the place, the friendly Dida offers typical northeastern dishes with an African touch. The bar on the side of the street once a month pays tribute to a country in Africa with a regional delicacy.
Rua São Luiz Gonzaga 2156 – Benfica
Large dishes or small portions, codfish balls, pies and a very cold draft beer with a collar, these are the characteristics of the bar, which is one of the best of Portuguese cuisine.
Rua Cachambi, 475 – Cachambi
Cachambeer has more than 20 years of history, and serves snacks with Sun picanha with cassava cooked on the griddle, codfish balls, seafood tables, shrimp pies and ox ribs among others. To match the food, cold draft beer in a mug.
Bar do Zeca Pagodinho
Av. das Américas, 8585 e/ Praia do Flamengo, 20
A themed bar with a live music program welcoming big names in Samba and also new talents. On the menu, traditional dishes such as the classical feijoada, cold beer and drinks.
Bar do Omar
Sara, 114 – Santo Cristo
Bar do Omar is a nook for those who like cold beer and good food. Against a backdrop a graffiti of artist RafaMon on one side and the horizon, in a unique view of the harbor region, on the other, the bar offers a varied drinks menu, beers and appetizers, in addition to a sunset without comparison. It is also the space for disputed rodas de samba ( samba circles).