This quaint drinking den, also known as the Bar do Gomes, has changed little since it opened in 1919. The faded sepia photos plastering the brick walls show the...more
A campaign to push out the pickpockets, drug dealers, and prostitutes that congregate around Praça Tiradentes in Rio's Centro still has a ways to go, but a...more
The art of conversation is not dead in Brazil. Large groups can sit at tables for hours upon hours, drinking beloved tap beer (served "stupidly cold," as the...more
For one of South America's leading gay destinations, Rio is surprisingly straight. Or rather, gay life has become so integrated into the daily fabric of the...more
Located near Centro, Lapa is a neighborhood that was—and still is—pretty run down, but in pretty fantastic way. The warren of small streets and...more
After several shifts in artistic direction and sponsorship, what was once a yearly dance party has reemerged as a government-funded cultural festival with...more
A classic Brazilian pickup joint. This two-story nightclub in the high-rise-condo section of Rio brings together young, moneyed Brazilians and foreigners. Other...more
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