Rio Grande do Sul drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Coffee in Porto Alegre

Café República Cup

Army-officer-turned-barista Eurico Albrecht maintains an intimate relationship with his coffee producers; as a result, he churns out what is easily POA's best third-wave coffee (R$5 to R$24).
Top Choice Bar in Porto Alegre

Dirty Old Man

This awesomely named bar (a nod to Bukowski) is Cidade Baixa's best. Draft ales (Baldhead, Malvadez, Bardos) and cool cocktails (R$15 to R$28) fuel the good time, while the crowd swilling it down is as eclectic as t…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Gramado

Taberna MF

Yes, the 'MF' stands for 'Motherfucker' (we asked!). As if that's not reason enough to pop in, you'll find 50 taps of craft beer here – the most we have seen in Brazil – including a concentration of Belgian-style an…
Top Choice Bar in Porto Alegre

Bier Markt Vom Fass

With its 38 taps and 100 international labels by the bottle, this Moinhos de Vento drinking den has won the city's Best Beer List honors every year since 2010. There's is a strong emphasis on local breweries — inclu…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Gramado

White Fly Pub

This 15-tap newcomer is run by a couple of welcoming young brewers who are often behind the bar. Their own brews, made in Porto Alegre, are great, and they put in a valiant effort to ring in craft beers from all ove…
Top Choice Bar in Torres

The Nicolas Pub

If you've just crossed the border into Rio Grande do Sul, this upscale pub is the perfect spot to dive into the gaúcho craft beer scene. Twelve taps await, along with an inviting patio with Prainha views and sheepsk…
Craft Beer in Porto Alegre

Perro Libre Tap Room

Perro Libre, one of the South's top breweries, doesn't actually brew here, but this modern, industrial-chic bar inside Casa Prado pumps its fresh cerveja artesanal (craft brew) from an inventive self-serve pay-by-th…
Gay in Porto Alegre


This down-to-earth, almost divey boteco (neighborhood bar) is the epicenter of Rua da República's GLS (Gays, Lesbians and Sympathetics) scene, a great spot to knock back ice-cold beer or excellent caipirinhas. The p…
Craft Beer in Santo Ângelo

Armazém Coruja

Count on Santa Catarina brews like Cerveja Coruja, Saint Bier and Barco as well select local suds on the four taps at Santo Ângelo's most intimate bar, a small but cozy affair with dimmed basket lighting.
Craft Beer in Bento Gonçalves

Doppio Malto

Yes, this is wine country, but this bar is worth a try for its 15 or so craft beers on draft (many hail from their own brewery). Expect proper pints and some of the best suds we've tried in the South.