2. Armazém São Thiago
Neighbourhood locals don’t get better
Known to locals as Bar do Gomez, this rough and ready boteco is perfect, set on a picturesque cobbled street in Santa Teresa. It boasts vaulted ceilings, ancient photos (it was founded in 1919 as a Spanish grocery store) and an atmosphere that’s friendly, authentic and local. There are tasty bar snacks, which you’ll want to wash down liberally with a few great chopps and over sixty types of cachaça. If you lived in Rio, this would be your local.
Rua Áurea 26, Santa Teresa Tel: +55 21 2232 0822