The Best Bars in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro

Despite its hipster fame, Botafogo offers a wide variety of drinking venues for all tastes, including fancy café lounges, specialized breweries, cultural centers and informal "botecos".

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Because of its numerous street movie theaters, independent cultural events and alternative parties, Botafogo is known among Cariocas as the hipster neighborhood of Rio. Nevertheless, "BotaSoho", as some like to joke, is not only about this alternative vibe, specially when it comes to drinking out.

Actually, one can find some of the most diverse bars and audiences in Botafogo.

During the week, Botafogo's bars, restaurants, pubs, cafés and breweries get packed with all types of audiences, from young undergrads to workmates wearing suit and tie.

The area called "Baixo . . .

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