Nightlife

Cocktail Bar in Botafogo & Urca

Bar 1928

Tucked away on an otherwise quiet backstreet, Bar 1928 specializes in cocktails and superior bar food. The street-side veranda gets packed early on weekends but more seating is available in a side alley and dining r…
Bar in Botafogo & Urca

CoLAB

CoLAB is one of Botafogo’s increasing number of lively bar/restaurants attracting a predominantly young crowd with a combination of international cuisine, cocktails and craft beers. The menu boasts curries (both Ind…
Wine Bar in Botafogo & Urca

WineHouse

WineHouse is a stylish yet unpretentious wine bar – a welcome break from Rio’s traditionally expensive and starchy wine-drinking scene. A blackboard lists a dozen or so wines available by the glass and always includ…
Bar in Botafogo & Urca

Hocus Pocus

Helping to lead Rio's craft-beer revolution, Hocus Pocus opened this beer hall in 2016 to provide its fans with easy access to its brews. There are over a dozen drafts here – including HP's finest (try the Magic Tra…
Bar in Botafogo & Urca

Comuna

This creative space is equal parts bar, art gallery and independent bookseller (and indie publishing house). There’s always something afoot in the delightfully off-the-beaten-path locale, with workshops, music sessi…
Bar in Botafogo & Urca

Bar Urca

This much-loved neighborhood bar and restaurant has a marvelous setting near Urca’s bayside waterfront. At night, young and old crowd along the seaside wall to enjoy cold drinks, appetizers and fine views.
Club in Botafogo & Urca

Bar Bukowski

Paying homage to the eponymous bohemian American writer, this club has a downstairs dance floor and bar, and an upstairs level for live bands playing rock, pop and blues. It’s a great scene, and usually attracts a f…
Lounge in Botafogo & Urca

Clássico Beach Club

Atop Pão de Açúcar, the handsomely designed Clássico Beach Club serves excellent cocktails, which go down nicely with the satisfying appetizers (ceviche, panko-crusted squid, codfish balls), not to mention the fabul…
Bar in Botafogo & Urca

Caverna

Yet another reason why Botafogo may be surpassing Ipanema in the cool factor these days, this always buzzing rock-and-roll-loving bar and bistro serves microbrews and juicy burgers amid a fun and festive atmosphere …
Bar in Botafogo & Urca

Fuska 2.0

When you need a break from upmarket drinking and dining, head to Fuska 2.0, a hole-in-the-wall gathering space where a fun crowd gathers at tables on the front sidewalk. There's always something going on, and you ca…