A must visit place in Rio pretty relaxed compared to the zoo in Brussels. Nice list including Belgian , German , American and Brazilian micros. Staff doesn’t speak English but you’ll figure it out. Expensive but worth visiting .we took the taxi from Copacabana - about 20 real.
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 14, 2015
Proper beer bar in Ipanema. Solid selection of Brazilian micros makes it appealing, in particular as Rio is a bit lacking in beer culture. Only had a couple of rounds; prices weren’t great but whatever. Well worth the visit.
Small bar with a great selection and an increasing amount of taps. Good services, reasonable food but very expensive. What really bugs me about this place is that even though the owners are the importers of several Belgian beers, this exact beers are more expensive in there than in other bars in Rio.
DuffMan (335) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | August 13, 2014
During our stay for World Cup we hit this place nearly every night, given that it was only a few hundred feet from our doorstep. Huge range of Brazilian micros, and a very impressive list of imports (Westvleteren Blonde was a big surprise!). Decent food, great service-- just expect crowds and expect to pay!!!
Just about the only bar in a Brazil that does’t sell Brahma/Skol/Antarctica as far as I can tell. Extensive beer menu (though strangely omitting anything from Brasserie DuPont + Hoegaarden). Nowhere near the mothership in Brussels though. But there were even bottles of Westvleteren at 150R a pop! About 10 on tap including Chimay and Gouden Carolis when we attended. Prices are similar to Belgian/Bavarian Beer Cafés in Australia (ie. pricey). Serves some beer influenced dishes including mussels cooked in Witbier and fillet mignon in Belgian Dubbel sauce. It is located several blocks away from Ipanema Beach in what looks like a largely residential neighbourhood. Much more sedate than the Belgian counterpart. Lots of beer memorabilia on the walls. Service was adequate without suggesting any beer specific knowledge.
Not too bad a beer selection. Good, but expensive range of local beers, some prices quite steep indeed. Service wasn’t brilliant and a lot of the selection seemed to conveniently go missing when requested.
Like to add a whopping charge for service event though I was sat directly at the bar and had to keep interrupting one of staff from picking their nose to get some attention.
Far too many staff really for the size and it would be better served by less more knowledgeable staff instead of the current set-up.
Perhaps that’s just a Rio thing where places are just filled to the gunnels with poor staff? Some room for improvement especially in the service area.
I don’t see it as expensive, considering the quality of the beer you can get here, and that it’s imported from Europe.
Throw in the domestic beer selection, and it’s quite reasonable value, especially for Ipanema.
Except for the prices this is a super place! Way better selection than expected. Lots of Brazilian micros. Also solid and extensive international selection. Yummy ones. Nice crowded small place. Music low in background allowing for conversation. Locals neighborhood bar. All good.