The Five Best Bars in Rio de Janeiro’s Ipanema

From classy wine bars to expat watering holes and traditional "botecos" from the 1960s, Ipanema is a great place to find a drink.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For those who think Ipanema is only about the beach, boutique shopping and gourmet restaurants, they will definitely be in for a treat. Considered one of the favorite neighborhoods among the foreigners, Ipanema offers a number of great bar options, and it was not easy to pick only five.

First on the list is the small, informal, and chilled (except on the weekends), Canastra bar, which proves that a bar is not always just about beer.

With an expansive area of tables placed on the Rua Jangadeiros' sidewalk, Canastra . . .

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