[singlepic id=15 w=120 h=79 float=right]Armazem Sao Thiago (but known to the locals as Bar Do Gomez)
Without a question the most popular location in the neighborhood! It is a long running bar where the son of the original owner (Gomez) is immortalized! It offers great bar food, actually quite an extensive menu of bar foods! But the real reason to visit Bar do Gomez is for a cold beer or Caipirinhas and to people watch (and meet)! Get the Empanada de frango (chicken empanada); they have light and dark draft (chopp), pretty good caipirinhas and an awesome salami sandwich! Artists, Dr’s, Attorneys, Pimps & Whores…quite a scene!
Rua Aurea, 26 – Santa Teresa (at the corner of Rua Monte Alegre)
Tel: 21 2232-0822
Hours: Open daily from 12 noon until
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Bar do Mineiro is a little piece of Minas in Santa Teresa. Meals are hearty and portions generous. Appetizers include sausages and pasteis — savory pastries with a variety of stuffings, including sausage, cheese, or cabbage. The frango com quiabo (stewed chicken with okra) is popular, as is the Feijão tropeiro. There’s also a very good (and very Carioca) feijoada.
Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 99 – Santa Teresa
Tel: +55 (21) 2221-9227
Please refer to the small map of Santa Teresa wich is in your room.
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ARMAZEM CULTURAL SÃO JOAQUIM
The Armazém Cultural São Joaquim (São Joaquim Cultural Warehouse), at the busiest point of the Santa Teresa neighborhood, the Largo do Guimarães, is one of the good options of bars in the area. The “Cultural” word added to the name of its traditional predecessor, called Armazém São Joaquim, shows a small change of the new management’s goal: to serve art, and entertainment.
Instead of shelves, stone walls display works of the local Santa Teresa’s artists. The pleasant high ceilings lounge just received a piano that is available to any of the clients who want to risk a few notes.
Rua Almirante Alexandrino 470, Santa Teresa
Hours: WED to THU 4 pm – 2am, FRI and SAT until 4am
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BAR DO BONDE
The Bar do Bonde is an option for those days when the Bar do Mineiro or Bar do Gomez display crowds out of the door.
Away from Largo dos Guimarães, the busiest area of Santa Teresa, the place is more frequented by local residents.
They offer a good variety of appetizers such as the “little pillows” of tapioca flour filled with shrimp and cheese, and the little fried balls of Brazilian beans.
Rua Almirante Alexandrino 1450, Santa Teresa.
Hours: MON to WED – 6pm – 10pm, THU and FRI until midnight. SAT to SUN 12 – midnight.