- Address:R. José Linhares, 85 , Leblon
+55 (21) 2294-3549
Latitude / Longitude: -22.98384, -43.22166
The Bracarense Bar first opened in 1948 and has been attracting hordes of bar patrons ever since. Keys to success are the cold draft beer (chopp), location near the beach in Leblon and the unbelievable snacks created by Minas Gerais native and primary chef, Alaide Carneiro.
Braca, as it is affectionately known by locals, has been voted the best botequim in Rio on several occasions and the New York Times even rated it the “Best in Brazil”. It is a classic Rio bar where Cariocas visit for Happy Hour after work or on their way from the Beach. It features a relaxed atmosphere with sidewalk tables and chairs that are almost always packed.
It’s very impressive that after 60+ years, Bracarense still ranks as one of the most popular bars in Rio – much of the credit is due to the fantastic salgados (bar snacks). Tourists and neighborhood regulars mingle as they enjoy over 20 varieties of the snacks – try the shrimp dumpling with cassava catupiry (“catupiry” - a wonderful creamy cheese. The cheese was developed by the Italian immigrant, Mario Silvestrini in the state of Minas Gerais and is rumored to be one of the key ingredients in Chef Alaide’s arsenal). You will also love the ham and steak sandwiches as well as the numerous empadinhas (“empadinhas” are tasty small pies typically filled with seafood).
The Bracarense Bar also enjoys a key location with its proximity to the beach where athletic and beautiful young people shake off the sand as they enjoy an icy cold draft beer – wonderful!
Monday to Friday: 8 am - Midnight or later (8:00 - 24:00+)
Saturday and Public Holidays: 9 am - Midnight or later (9:00 - 24:00+)
Sunday 10 am - 10 pm (10:00 - 22:00)
- Moderately Priced
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- Boys' Night Out
- Girls' Night Out
- Happy Hour
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