Ipanema & Leblon drinking and nightlife

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Canastra

Run by a trio of Frenchmen, Canastra has become one of the top nightlife destinations in Ipanema. Most nights, the crowd spills out onto the streets, and plenty of socializing cariocas never even make it inside. Thi…
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Brewteco

A pillar of Rio's growing microbrew-loving community, Brewteco has nearly two dozen taps featuring unique craft beers – nearly all of which are from Rio. Among the rotating selections, you'll find plenty of variety:…
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Bar Astor

Not visiting São Paulo? No problem. One of Sampa's best bars has now become a mainstay of post-beach revelry on prime real estate along the Ipanema shorefront. This gorgeous art deco bar does meticulously prepared c…
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Nosso

Located in the heart of Ipanema, this supremely stylish cocktail bar and restaurant, complete with swanky rooftop terrace, feels like it has been plucked directly from downtown Manhattan. The meticulously crafted co…
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Academia da Cachaça

Although cachaça has a sordid reputation in some parts, at this bar the fiery liquor is given the respect it (nearly) deserves. Along with dishes of traditional Brazilian cooking, this pleasant indoor-outdoor spot s…
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Garota de Ipanema

During its first incarnation, this small, open-sided bar was called the Bar Veloso. Its name and anonymity disappeared once two scruffy young regulars – Tom Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes – penned the famous song, 'Th…
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Baretto-Londra

You'll find one of Rio's most glam bars here inside the Hotel Fasano, offering a vision of decadence matched by few of the city's night spots. The intimate space, designed by Philippe Starck, has an enchantingly ill…
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Belmonte

An icon in Leblon, Belmonte always draws huge crowds: it's pretty much a massive street party every night, with beer-drinking revelers spilling onto the sidewalk from 8pm onward. If you can score a table, don't miss…
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Jobi

A favorite since 1956, Jobi has served a lot of beer in its day, and its popularity hasn't waned. The unadorned botequim (bar with table service) still serves plenty; grab a seat by the sidewalk and let the night un…
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Barzin

Barzin is a popular spot for post-beach drinks; its open-sided ground-floor bar fills with animated chatter at all hours. Upstairs you can catch a changing lineup of bands playing surf rock, hip-hop and other popula…