Rua Jose Linhares 85,
22430-220 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
tel: 55 21 2294 3549
Mo-Su 8 a.m - 10 p.m
Relaxed and refreshingly unpretentious, Bracarense has been a Leblon hotspot for over 60 years. This simple pavement bar is one of the best places in the city to catch locals enjoying post-work drinks and snacks (known as 'happy hour') and swimwear-clad lovelies also flock here after a day at the beach. On the menu is perfectly chilled beer and some of the best bar snacks in the city. The fried balls of yucca with shrimp and catupiry cheese are among the favorites here. Prices are very reasonable, so order a selection of snacks, wash it down with an icy beer, and watch the locals at play.
Photo courtesy of Bracarense