Best 3 Bars in Rio de Janeiro for Drinks at Dusk
You're in the sunset capital of South America. Where's the perfect spot for an icy beer or signature cocktail?
1. Bar Urca, Urca Peninsula
Barstools may be scarce at this bayside boteco (“bar” in Portuguese), but regulars know that the stone seawall in Sugarloaf's shadow is the place to be for a sunset Brahma and petiscos (deep fried local bites) with marina views.
Rua Cândido Gaffrée 205; barurca.com.br
2. Palaphita Kitch, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas
Come late afternoon, locals flock to this urban oasis of palm fronds for Amazon-infused caipirinhas (Brazil’s preeminent cocktail), made with fruits like jabuticaba and cupuaçu; to be sipped while seated on lagoon-facing benches with views of Dois Irmãos and Pedra da Gávea mountains.
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, Quiosque 20; palaphitakitch.com.br
3. Bar dos Descasados, Hotel Santa Teresa
For a flirty cocktail scene with a bird’s eye view of the city, this sophisticated, indoor-outdoor locale makes up for the steep climb to the top of Rio's most bohemian hillside.
Rua Almirante Alexandrino 660; santateresahotelrio.com/bar/bar-dos-descasados/