Insider's Guide | Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro


Brazilians like nothing more than a ice cold beer, or a caipirinha at the end of the day.  The great selection of lively bars around the city, ensure its reputation as one of the best party cities on the planet.

Champanharia Ovelha Negra

A popular early evening haunt in Botafogo.  Monday’s see live bands, with a good selection of rock music.  The remainder of the week has DJ’s, which ensure there is a great deal of dancing (and flirting).  All the excitement is washed down with plenty of champagne and sparking wine.  The Italian Prosecco is a popular choice.  Light bites are available in the form of Cheese Boards, Parma Ham Bruschetta and Sandwiches.

The Boua Kitchen Bar

A popular Botafogo haunt, with tables on the sidewalk and a lively neighborhood crowd.  Beer is very much the focus, with seventeen on tap.  Chef Maria da Paz has created a modest, but flavoursom menu, including pastries filled with steak, gorgonzola or salmon, pork steak sandwiches and minced filet mignon flambeed in sugar cane brandy.  There is also a mezannine with snooker tables.

Rua Nelson Mandela

This street is one of the must visit places in Botafogo.  A collection of excellent bars and a vibrant atmosphere.

Casa Brou

A restaurant / bar with quality artisan cuisine, contemporary and pleasant atmosphere. Craft beer, great pizzas, sandwiches & dishes, in a contemporary, laid-back space.


Boleia Bar

Get ready to try food and drinks 100% made by fantastic women. Our menu has the signatures of chef Vivi Almeida and barmaid Paula Diniz. If you want a good beer, vegan options, soda and lots of love. A bar 100% aimed at lesbian, bi and transsexual women. BOLEIA arrives with one foot at the door of the current Brazilian conservative wave, bringing the women of this beautiful country a place to call their own! A bar built by women for women, in the Zona Sul of Rio de Janeiro (Humaitá), which already has an all-female crew. Welcome to Boleia!



The space is small, as the name suggests, but the options are many. There is space at the counter or on chairs and armchairs of different styles. In the charming indoor environment, one part is covered by an exposed roof and the other is outdoors. Those unable (or unwilling) to enter, can occupy the front sidewalk (Rua Arnaldo Quintela) and the back side (Rua General Polidoro), which has already been adopted by the most assiduous.