Academia da Cachaça
One of the stars in the Carioca (anything born or made in Rio) world of cachaça, Academia da Cachaça has a thriving branch in Leblon where it draws in the wealthy locals and curious travellers. It also has an equally successful branch in Barra da Tijuca, a cosmopolitan neighbourhood that lies just outside the usual tourist hotspots. The cachaça here is the main appeal where it is served pure, in smooth caipirinhas, or deliciously creative cocktails. The food is also great quality and the Feijoada is considered one of the best in town.
Academia da Cachaça, Rua Conde de Bernadotte, 26 – Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, +55 (21) 2239 1542