Join us on our brand new Rio Bar Food Tour! Rio is famous for its nightlife and bar culture but if you wander aimlessly through the touristy beach neighbourhoods you’re likely to end up drinking bad caipirinhas (own expenses) , eating crappy food and paying rip-off tourist prices for the pleasure. Surely there must be more to a night out in Rio than this?
There are amazing bars and restaurants all over Rio, but you need to know where they’re hidden. Our guide will introduce you to the best bars and restaurants in town, from gritty dive bars to local microbreweries, from funky concept bars to authentic live samba clubs. And after years of running Rio’s top-rated culinary walking tours, I’ve put together an eating and drinking, bar-hopping night-time experience that will take you away from all the touristy trash so you can get a feel for the real bar culture of Rio.Over the course of 4+ hours, you’ll stay the touristy Zona Sul and Lapa areas behind to visit a selection of awesome spots in city (an area rarely visited by tourists). As the evening goes by you’ll drink locally brewed artisanal beers (own expenses) , perfectly mixed caipirinhas (own expenses), zingy and potent batida fruit shots, a selection of cachaças (own expenses) and anything else that takes your fancy. So it’ll be a boozy night for sure, but you won’t be drinking on an empty stomach!At every stop there will be delicious Brazilian food – from tasty traditional bar snacks to exotic Brazilian fruits and innovative new creations from up-and-coming young chefs. The emphasis will be on variety and that’s where the small-group format works so well – portions here are huge so doing this as part of a group means you’ll be able to try lots more dishes compared to doing it alone. You’ll also get to meet and hang out with like-minded people who want to experience the real deal instead of the tacky, touristy stuff.As the experience draws to a close, we’ll head back to Lapa (the beating heart of Rio’s nightlife – bars and clubs abound!) where we’ll finish up with one last round of drinks. There’ll be the option of discounted entry into one of the best samba clubs in the city so you can enjoy awesome live samba surrounded by locals. Alternatively, we can point you in the direction of more fun bars and clubs. Because of Lapa’s central location it’ll be a quick taxi ride back to your accommodation whenever you start flagging.