Rio de Janeiro’s bustling beachside Ipanema neighborhood boasts a buzzing bar scene which mostly caters to a more sophisticated crowd. Thankfully, for those who just want to catch a game of football with a casual beer or two, there are a number of promising options to choose from. Here are our picks.
Decked out in a smooth polished wood interior, the Ipanema addition of this casual gastropub chain is a favorite place for locals to catch up or watch a game on one of their many flat screen TVs. Be sure to try their seafood pasteis – deep-fried dough pastries packed full of shrimp and other tasty treats.
Beer connoisseurs rejoice, as this hole-in-the-wall establishment has sourced the some of best craft beer from all corners of the globe. Offerings include IPAs from California, wheat beers from Germany, and ales from Belgium, just to name a few. Sports may not be the focus here, but there is a TV which attracts a small but enthusiastic crowd during big games.
R. Visc. de Pirajá, 539 – Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brazil, +55 21 2540 8380