Praia da Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
For a relaxed drink and a bite to eat in Rio, you can't get much better than the beach kiosks that run the length of Copacabana, from Leme to Arpoador.
From simple wooden bars offering fried sardines, beers and caipirinhas
to upscale glass bars where you can sip Champagne and nibble smoked salmon, all without changing out of your beachwear, you'll find it here. These beach kiosks are great places to begin a night with dinner and drinks, enjoy a lunchtime tipple or even watch the sun rise over Rio with daybreak drinks after a big night out on the town.
A word to the wise: Don't let your guard down as the drinks flow - opportunistic thieves are at work in the area.