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Historic low-key drinking den that once brought together leftist politicians, musicians and journalists—rumor has it Fidel Castro got his drink on here—re-opens as a casual pub. Owner u... read more
Story goes the old owner heard cows mooing at this former beef packing shop, so he walled it up until its discovery 20 years later. New incarnation as cool ‘50s-, rockabilly-style bar keeps t... read more
Scoring for the night is more feasible at board games joint, started by owner Lucy, self-professed game-o-holic. Twentysomething players choose from among 400 internationally beloved and Brazil-onl... read more
Set smack in the middle of Sao Paulo's historical center business district and with a second-floor view of a bustling plaza, suits from the area crowd the boho Salve Jorge to talk shop during lunch... read more
Being that the owners also run the beloved Funhouse club across the street, it was almost guaranteed that Exquisito! should have the same success. Started by a group of three amigos, this links Lat... read more
One of the four congested boho bars on Vila Madalena's busiest corner is named after the legendary surfing spot in Copacabana, and its theme pays homage to the easy, big-haired heydays of 1960s Rio... read more
Three thousand five hundred photos and other memorabilia jamming the walls commemorate a certain moment in Brazilian soccer history. Place's named after the Rio de Janeiro team that won only one ch... read more
Irish pub with New Zealander owner gets giddy on Guinness, both on draft and on walls in form of posters and paintings saluting the dark libation and the motherland. Non-smoking area is second best... read more
Off-side bohemian gem inspired by Rio de Janeiro’s back-in-the-day bars raises the nostalgia level up a notch, with found 1950s marble countertop brought over from Philly to white tiled walls... read more
This classically boho boteco was bestowed as the best bar at which to end the night by Veja magazine, an accolade proven by the number of throngs persisting at wee hours in the morning irrigating t... read more
Hard-core retro drinking den gives instant VIP membership to those who buy a bottle of whiskey, labeled and saved by the bar for the next time the customer comes in. Wood paneling and dark ceiling-... read more
Handiwork of georgic bar’s founder-slash-carpenter Wilhelm Heying still lives on past his death. Homeslice originally opened the drinking spot for fellow German immigrants in the middle of Te... read more
Open-air bar with an Olympic-pool-sized covered patio is Vila Madalena’s eccentric souvenir, one of the last original businesses in the area still swinging in prime action. Bohemians old and ... read more
Bob Dylan presides over the festivities at this downtown bar from the same people behind Astronete, who named it after the folk singer's almost-eponymous song. Bulbed letters of bar's sign serve as... read more
Brazil's got the greatest meat, so this upscale Texas-style barbecu...
Twelve stacked shipping containers elegantly transform an empty gra...
Singles and doubles do their best and loudest Lady Gaga impressions...
Historic low-key drinking den that once brought together leftist po...
International chain keeps 90% of menu the same as its Istanbul fore...