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


Boleia Bar