Uruguayan Mixologist Aims to Make ‘Shake Speakeasy’ the Best Bar in Rio

Shake Speakeasy has officially been open for just over six months, and yet it is still relatively undiscovered by Cariocas and tourists alike.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Inconspicuously ensconced inside a bustling shopping center in downtown Rio, Uruguayan bartender and mixologist Walter Garin is approaching 2019 with the same drive and innovation that has made his bar, Shake Speakeasy, one of Rio’s best-kept secrets.

“In 2019 we hope that we will gain the reputation as the best cocktail bar in Rio.” comments Walter Garin, co-owner, head bartender and mixologist at Shake Speakeasy. His bar, which is located in the same shopping center (Terminal Menezes Côrtes) as the similarly innovative Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?