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Bars in Rio de Janeiro

Are you looking for the best bars in Rio de Janeiro to experience the vibrant nightlife of this iconic city? Look no further! From trendy cocktail lounges to traditional samba bars, Rio has something to offer for every taste. Whether you're in the mood for a caipirinha by the beach or a rooftop bar with stunning views, Rio de Janeiro's bar scene has it all. Join us as we explore the top spots to grab a drink in Rio!

1. Gávea Beach Club, Rio de Janeiro

Gávea Beach Club Cocktails

A trio of beach restaurant-bars on Rio's most popular beaches - Copacabana, Sao Conrado, and Barra. Places to enjoy stunning views of the ocean whilst indulging in pan-Mediterranean food. Order a caipirinha, or two, as well.

2. Bip Bip, Rio de Janeiro

Bip Bip Interior

Bip Bip frequently plays host to some of Rio's most famous musicians - patrons of the small bar often spill into the street and watch impromptu performances with drinks in hand. Extremely informal. Lots of fun.

3. Pavão Azul Bar, Rio de Janeiro

Pavão Azul Food

Pavão Azul's popularity with the locals is a testimony to its quality, and its years in existence have taken nothing away from the Bohemian bar's lively atmosphere. Enjoy finger foods al-fresco alongside affordable drinks.

4. Bar do Gomes, Rio de Janeiro

Bar Do Gomes Outdoor

Popular spot tucked away among the houses of Rua Aurea. A charismatic space with a well-worn pool table and a jukebox in one corner. The walls are covered in an eclectic mix of photos, paintings, and newspaper clippings.

5. Bar Dos Descasados, Rio de Janeiro

Bar Dos Descasados Outdoor

Part of the Santa Teresa Hotel, Bar dos Descasados boasts a balcony with panoramic views. Award-winning drinks list that offers tribute to the Santa Teresa neighborhood, and a number of artists who have previously stayed at the hotel.

6. Jobi, Rio de Janeiro

Jobi Beer

A neighborhood bar in a hot spot-Leblon setting that serves ice-cold draft beer, and appetizers inspired by the Portuguese and Brazilian cuisines. Experience Rio de Janeiro as the locals do.

7. Bar Urca, Rio de Janeiro

Bar Urca Cocktail

A small bar and restaurant located on the peninsula of Urca, not too far from Pão de Açucar (Sugarloaf Mountain). Order crab cakes, sit with a cold beer in hand, and admire views of Guanabara Bay. A favorite of locals and tourists alike.

8. Bar do Mineiro, Rio de Janeiro

Bar Do Mineiro Food

Since 1992, locals have favored Santa Teresa's Bar do Mineiro - be it for caipirinhas or a cold beer. Also great for food, with Minas Gerais linguiça and other Brazilian classics on the menu too.