Explorer Bar

Cocktail Bar in Santa Teresa & Lapa

A gorgeous multilevel garden with fairy lights is the centerpiece of this charming cocktail bar. Beautifully conceived cocktails (around R$30) showcase exotic flavors in elixirs like TLV, with orange, tamarind, ginger foam and grated nutmeg. The first-rate food menu features an eclectic mix of Sicilian seafood pasta, sabich (a roasted eggplant and hummus sandwich) and other globally inspired dishes (mains R$32 to R$56).

While Explorer is charming, the split-level layout can lead to a rather staid atmosphere. For something more lively, head to Bar do Gomes or Bar do Mineiro later on.