Boteco Natalicio

Boteco in Porto Alegre

The walls of this lively, bi-level boteco (neighborhood bar) straddling Centro and Cidade Baixa is covered in some 200-odd musings of comedians and locals, and packs in a wild bunch of draft beer–swilling locals, here to preempt the chope with regional delicacies like honey-smoked pork rib sandwiches or crunchy shrimp cubes with coalho cheese.

Saturdays bring feijoada (bean-and-meat stew; male/female R$42.90/39.90) and samba – reserve ahead!