Minas Gerais drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Belo Horizonte

Café com Letras

With live jazz on Sundays, DJs Thursday through Saturday, and a bohemian buzz between sets, this bookstore-cafe is a fun place to kick back over light meals (R$25 to R$56) and drinks, browse the shelves and enjoy th…
Top Choice Bar in São João del Rei

Taberna de Omar

This popular corner bar directly opposite the Carmo church serves everything from artisanal beers and cachaça to mixed drinks, coffee, tea and juices. The bakery next door is revered for its fresh-baked whole grain …
Top Choice Microbrewery in Diamantina

Capistrana Brewpub

Capistrana Brewpub, on nightlife-happy Beco da Tecla, is the retail outlet for Diamantina's home-grown Capistrana beer, including an excellent pale ale, pilsner and red ale. There's live music on Saturday night.
Top Choice Cafe in Diamantina

Livraria Café Espaço B

This bookstore-cafe is a relaxing spot to mingle with Diamantina’s bohemian set. You can browse books (including a few in English), use the free wi-fi and linger over coffee, tea, wine and light meals.
Cafe in Belo Horizonte

Café com Letras – Centro Cultural

Decorated with vintage artwork and exuding the same cool but relaxed ambience as the original Café com Letras in Savassi, this bohemian cafe enjoys a privileged position on the central courtyard of the Centro Cultur…
Cafe in Ouro Preto

Villa Koa Café

This back-alley cafe is perfect for chilling out between church and museum visits. The ample menu ranges from teas, espresso drinks and hot chocolate to caipirinhas, Irish coffee and artisanal beer accompanied by qu…
Microbrewery in Belo Horizonte

Wäls Gastropub

Locals flock to this retail branch of Belo Horizonte's popular Wäls microbrewery for weekday lunch specials (R$20 to R$30) and late-night weekend carousing. The high-ceilinged, industrial-chic space serves over a do…
Pub in Belo Horizonte

Choperia Albanos

This beloved, award-winning brewpub, with its sidewalk seating and high-ceilinged industrial interior featuring shiny vats and concrete floors, serves some of Beagá's best beer, with six varieties always on tap. The…
Microbrewery in Ouro Preto

Cervejaria Ouropretana – Loja da Fábrica

The recently launched brewpub affiliated with Ouro Preto's favorite microbrewery is a festive place for bar snacks and glasses of Ouropretana's trademark coffee lager or passion fruit and ginger IPA. It's especially…
Bar in Belo Horizonte

Bar Tizé

Since 1967, this strategically located corner bar with tables spilling onto a long island of sidewalk has been drawing crowds with ice-cold buckets of beer and award-winning comida di buteco (bar food).