NileGuide Expert Says:
Head here on a Sunday afternoon and you’ll find the place full of cheerful locals making the most of the weekend. The drinking and socialising goes on until the wee small hours, with revellers spilling out onto the street outside. Don’t plan to visit Bar do Mineiro on a Monday, however – it’s closed!
Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno 99, Santa Teresa
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
tel: 55 21 2271 9227
Tues-Thurs 11am-2am; Fri-Sat 11am-4am; Sun 11am-7pm
NileGuide Expert tip:
You might have to wait for a seat here on weekend evenings, but just do as the locals do and grab a beer at the bar before joining the hordes of locals gathered on the pavement outside.
Bar do Mineiro may look unassuming, but it has been drawing hordes of hungry and thirsty Santa Teresa locals for decades. The Minas Gerais cuisine is good, and the petiscos (light snacks) go very well with the bottled beers that are enthusiastically consumed at this lively spot. The white walls are hung with images of the great and good of Brazil's Tropicalia music scene.
Photo courtesy of Lucy Bryson