Rio de Janeiro bars are lively places, where the beer and conversation flow, and spontaneous music and dancing are always a possibility.
Late opening hours mean that it's possible to hang out at Rio de Janeiro bars at any hour of the day or night, and cariocas will always press you to enjoy 'mais uma'- one more.
Rio de Janeiro is famous for its botecos - casual bar/restaurants - and bar snacks are an integral part of the Rio drinking experience. A great example of the Brazilian boteco is Bar do Gomes, in Santa Teresa, where the locals gather to eat, drink and make merry on Friday and Saturday nights.
Visitors looking for something a little more sophisticated won't be disappointed either, there are romantic spots dotted around the Zona Sul, with Bar do Copa, at Copacabana Palace, and the chic Bar d'Hotel both being favourite haunts of Rio's rich and famous.
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Copacabana Palace Hotel
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