There are amazing bars and restaurants all over Rio, but you need to know where theyre hidden. Our guide will introduce you to the best bars and restaurants in town, from gritty dive bars to local microbreweries, from funky concept bars to authentic live samba clubs. And after years of running Rios top-rated culinary walking tours, Ive put together an eating and drinking, bar-hopping night-time experience that will take you away from all the touristy trash so you can get a feel for the real bar culture of Rio.
Over the course of 4+ hours, youll leave the touristy Zona Sul areas behind to visit a selection of awesome spots in the north part of the city (an area rarely visited by tourists). As the evening goes by youll drink locally brewed artisanal beers, perfectly mixed caipirinhas, zingy and potent batida fruit shots, a selection of cachaas and anything else that takes your fancy. So itll be a boozy night for sure, but you wont be drinking on an empty stomach!
At every stop there will be delicious Brazilian food from tasty traditional bar snacks to exotic Brazilian fruits and innovative new creations from up-and-coming young chefs. The emphasis will be on variety and thats where the small-group format works so well portions here are huge so doing this as part of a group means youll be able to try lots more dishes compared to doing it alone. Youll also get to meet and hang out with like-minded people who want to experience the real deal instead of the tacky, touristy stuff.
As the experience draws to a close, well head back to Lapa (the beating heart of Rios nightlife bars and clubs abound!) where well finish up with one last round of drinks. Therell be the option of discounted entry into one of the best samba clubs in the city so you can enjoy awesome live samba surrounded by locals. Alternatively, we can point you in the direction of more fun bars and clubs. Because of Lapas central location itll be a quick taxi ride back to your accommodation whenever you start flagging.