Canastra is an impressive bar. For its tiny size – the counter takes up all the room so there’s no seating inside – it draws in the largest crowds of all the bars in Ipanema. Springing up from nowhere and with no advertising, it soon became the social hotspot of Ipanema with hordes of twenty-somethings spilling out onto the street every day, especially Thursday to Sunday. Yet with its delicious menu of locally sourced products (try the Canastra cheese, it’s divine) and well-stocked wine menu, it’s little wonder why people are happy to drink fine wines and eat rich cheese on the pavements.
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Ipanema, RJ, Brazil, +55 21 99656 1960