Bar do Bonde
Rua Almirante Alexandrino 1458
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
NileGuide Expert tip:
The list of bar snacks here is vast - try ordering a few between two or more people rather than one main meal
Just a few minutes' walk from Santa Teresa's main drinking and dining strip, this recently-revamped bar attracts crowds of locals rather than tourists. There are some interesting bar snacks on the menu - such as little 'pillows' of tapioca flour filled with shrimp and cheese, and little fried balls of Brazilian beans. The caiprinhas
are well made, and make an ideal companion to the live samba, bossa nova and chorinha music that packs the place out on Saturday nights.