Companhia do Chope

Boteco in Recife

Swarming with interesting people since 1984, this rambunctious boteco (small open-air bar) fills a breezy open-air shopping plaza in Boa Viagem. Some of Recife's best shared bar food (just try to resist those coxinhas – cornmeal balls filled with chicken – and empadas – little meat-filled pies) and coldest draft beer is delivered by nimble waiters as the easy-on-the-eye crowd flirts its way through the evening.

The house is very stubborn about pouring those extra big colarinhos (beer heads), though!