Rio De Janeiro Beer Guide: Your Rio De Janeiro guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Rio De Janeiro

64 /100 R. BARATA RIBEIRO 247 LOJA C
“This is Motin brewry pub. It has 12 taps, 8 of their own beers (ok beers but far from spetacular) and 4 guests (usually pretty good). Great self service direct access to taps! You get a card, add some money value to it and you can pour yourself any beer the amount you please. So you can try all of them in tiny amounts. Small place with few seats inside and some on sidewalk. A few good snacks. In Copacabana, one block from Cardeal Arcoverde subway station.“
bbllmm 158 days ago
96 /100
Delirium Café (Restaurant)
R. BARÃO DA TORRE 183
“Que delirium“
ResinousMonger41 179 days ago
100 /100 AV. GOMES FREIRE 453 - LAPA
“Sempre que estou no Rio tenho que passar por aqui“
ResinousMonger41 179 days ago
74 /100 RUA DEZENOVE DE FEVEREIRO, 186
“Cool brewpub place short walk from metro stop Botafogo. Safe area. They have 16 taps, 13 were their own, and 3 guests. Diverse selection of styles with a focus on hoppy stuff. Before I came here I had done beers at another place and then had a rather big lunch. I did some walking before I came but still felt quite full, so maybe not ideal conditions for beer tasting. I had one of their own NE Dipas. Well, it was good, but felt super heavy, more in the league of a Triple IPA. I had trouble finishing 300ml, this one wasnt really my thing. I asked the server if they do smaller sizes, he said no, but he also didnt speak much english. I afterwards found a sign saying that they do tasting trays of 4 for 150ml each. Afterwards I wanted to have an Imp Stout by a guest brewery. But that was out. Since I did did not find anything that I fancied I just left. If I had more time in Rio I would have returned for another try. Overall service was good, recommended, but also not the cheapest place.“
Werckmeister 180 days ago
86 /100 R. BARAO DE IGUATEMI 292
“Cool pub a bit outside the city center. 26 taps with a nice selection of Brazilian Craft breweries. Very diverse selection of breweries and also styles (slight preferences to hoppy / stoutish / sour stuff, but enough other styles available). They list prices for 100ml pours, but those tasting sizes are only available if you do a tasting tray of 5. Prices are pretty good (for Brazilian curcumstances). Service was fast and efficient. Beers were in good shape, I had 12 tasters total, only one of those beers tasted old, not sure its the pubs fault. They have some food but I did not eat. There are quite a few other bars on the same street, but in general its a residential area. I walked from the metro (Sao Cristovao station), which was fine but you walk along a busy road which isnt the most pleasant. The guys suggested I walk back to Afonso Pena, which was a lot more pleasant. Felt like a very safe neighbourhood.“
Werckmeister 180 days ago
68 /100
Santo Empório (Beer Store)
R. DAS LARANJEIRAS, 29 - LOJA 228 (PISO 2)
“Deli/liquor kind of place on the second floor of a small shopping center. They have about 60 bottles, mostly (only?) Brazilian micros, bigger selection of Houcs Pocus but also some other stuff. Some beers are uncooled, but it looked like the selection in the cooler is actually bigger, compared to whats outside.. I thought prices are a bit on the higher side.“
Werckmeister 181 days ago
74 /100 R. NELSON MANDELA, 100 - 121
“One of those new self service taproom kind of places. The concept is great for tickets, because you can pour however much you want, so also small pours. I have not had many brazilian beers, so everything on tap was new for me, but a local friend of mine told me that he has had most of the beers before. If you do small pours the price is sensational. For 100ml you pay between 4-6 Reais for all the beers (even Double IPAs, and Imp Stouts). I was able to tick 13 beers (50ml each) and initally paid 40 Reais (8 euros), but I still had almost 10 Reais leftover at the time. The system works that way: You give them a creditcard and they put the card into the system and then you can activate the tapline with the creditcard (each tap seems to have an NFC reciever). Not a very good concept security wise (to protect your data), but oh well. I had another one of these pubs before, and they would give you a card of their own. They also wanted to see some id. You actually dont have to pay with card, I paid with cash. They give you a class, you hold the card to the tapline you want to pour and the screen (tablet like thing) shows that the line is activated, while pouring you see the millilitres counting and how much money you have left on the card. You do everything yourself basically, so you dont have to wait for waiters. They also have food, but I did not eat. Overall I love the concept. Recommended stop.“
Werckmeister 181 days ago
60 /100 AV. GOMES FREIRE 453 - LAPA
“O lugar até que é bonzinho, porém os preços poderiam ser melhores. Possui boa variedade de cervejas.“
FrothyStave25 701 days ago
94 /100 RUA ROBERTO DIAS LOPES 51 LOJA B - LEME


---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android“
Pbonilla 933 days ago
76 /100
Delirium Café (Restaurant)
R. BARÃO DA TORRE 183
“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.“
northropfrye 1496 days ago
72 /100
Delirium Café (Restaurant)
R. BARÃO DA TORRE 183
“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.“
Oakes 1728 days ago
56 /100
Dream Beer (Beer Store)
RUA 13 LOJA 5, CADEG, RUA CAPITÃO FELIZ 110, BENFICA
“Um local consideravelmente pequeno, contudo possui algumas mesas e cadeiras para se provar algumas cervejas. A Seleção de rótulos é muito limitado, contudo os atendentes conhecem os rótulos que possuem. Os preços estão na média ou um pouco acima do praticado no mercado brasileiro. As avaliações altamente graduadas fogem e muito da realidade. Se você conhece a CADEG é legal dar um pulo para beber e comprar algo, mas sendo um turista não recomendo, pois existem lugares mais aconchegantes para tal finalidade. “
AGCostaNeves 1931 days ago
36 /100 RUA VISCONDE DE PIRAJA, 572
“Bom restaurante para o almoço, dentro da Livraria da Travessa. Ótima comida, serviço bom mas total desconhecimento de cerveja. Já me serviram cervejas em péssimas condições.“
HenriqueBraga 1981 days ago
58 /100
Casa do Alemão (Restaurant)
AV. ATAULFO DE PAIVA, 644
“Restaurante alemão tradicional com ótima comida, bom preço e cerca de 10 cervejas.“
HenriqueBraga 2024 days ago
84 /100
Herr Pfeffer (Restaurant)
RUA CONDE BERNADOTTE 26
“Sensacional restaurante alemão com uma carta de cervejas sensacional, localizado no Leblon (quer mais que isso?)! Sempre há novidades na carta de cerveja.“
HenriqueBraga 2024 days ago
64 /100 RUA VOLUNTÁRIOS DA PÁTRIA, 446
“Loja de produtos brasileiros, inclusive muita cerveja e três chopps. Há bastante comida boa, mas os preços não são nada convidativos. Se for para comprar cerveja, compre em outro lugar.“
HenriqueBraga 2024 days ago
54 /100
Aconchego Carioca (Restaurant)
RUA BARÃO DE IGUATEMI, 245 - PRAÇA DA BANDEIRA
“Really don’t get why this places has a good reputation. Service was not close from ok (other costumers cut line in front of me and the hostess just pretended she didn’t see it). They have a good beer menu but usually don’t have much of them in stock. Food is VERY over-evaluated. All they have is greasy fried dumplings and pastry. It’s also on the expensive side.“
HenriqueBraga 2044 days ago
70 /100
Delirium Café (Restaurant)
R. BARÃO DA TORRE 183
“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.“
HenriqueBraga 2044 days ago
70 /100
Brewteco (Bar)
RUA DIAS FERREIRA, 420, LOJA E, LEBLON, 22431-050 RIO DE JANEIRO, RIO DE JANEIRO
“Unpretentious street bar (what we call a "buteco") at the fancy Leblon district with good selection a awesome prices. Don’t expect to be seated, though.“
HenriqueBraga 2044 days ago
76 /100 AV. GOMES FREIRE 453 - LAPA
“Nice place in the amazing Lapa district. The choice of bottles is huge, with a lot of good beers from Brazil and a decent number from other countries. The prices are a bit high, but you can taste here a lot of good local productions.“
Buongiorgio00 2181 days ago
82 /100
Delirium Café (Restaurant)
R. BARÃO DA TORRE 183
“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!!!“
DuffMan 2186 days ago
88 /100 RUA VOLUNTÁRIOS DA PÁTRIA, 446
“In an undercover shopping market it’s a small cafe/bar that also allows you to buy bottles to take away. Huge range of Brazilian craft beer and also settles glasses and some other stuff. Didn’t eat here but looked bery good.“
Lawlerm 2210 days ago
58 /100
Farinha Pura (Grocery Store)
RUA VOLUNTÁRIOS DA PÁTRIA 446, LOJA 01 - BOTAFOGO
“Really an up-scale supermarket in the middle of a shopping market. Decent selection including British, Belgian and German. If you’re looking for domestic beer there is a cafe bar right across the walkway with a huge selection of Brazilian beers called Antiga.“
Lawlerm 2210 days ago
88 /100 RUA GOMES FREIRE, 822
“Excellent bar in the centre of Lapa. 4-5 fridges full of different beers and one of the few places that actually stocked most of the things on the menu. Double-sided menu with one side domestic and the other international with probably 100 on each side.“
Lawlerm 2210 days ago
74 /100 AV. GOMES FREIRE 453 - LAPA
“In the business district so gets very busy at luch/dinner time but seemed popular with locals. Gave me a menu with a huge number of bottled beers but then didn’t have the majority of the stuff I asked for. Even though I was ordering from the Brazilian section there were still entire breweries unavailable despite the menu having 8-12 beers from them listed.“
Lawlerm 2210 days ago
66 /100
Delirium Café (Restaurant)
R. BARÃO DA TORRE 183
“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.“
floydian1 2229 days ago
56 /100 R. PRUDENTE MORAIS, 416 - IPANEMA
“Not sure where this has gone, seems to be a bar called "Rayz" and was in the process of continued construction when I called in. Stocked a small selection of local micro beers. Perhaps Devassa has moved, more infor needed. Have given an average score etc.“
Titanicbest 2251 days ago
56 /100
Delirium Café (Restaurant)
R. BARÃO DA TORRE 183
“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.“
Titanicbest 2251 days ago
52 /100 RUA DIAS FERREIRA 290
“If you’re staying in west side of Ipanema, this is a handy and well stocked supermarket, with great beer.“
richie747 2286 days ago
70 /100
Delirium Café (Restaurant)
R. BARÃO DA TORRE 183
“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.“
richie747 2286 days ago
50 /100 R. PRUDENTE MORAIS, 416 - IPANEMA
“The beers are better than mega-swill. However, as someone else mentioned, keep walking to Delirium“
richie747 2287 days ago
64 /100
Adega do Pimenta (Restaurant)
PRAÇA TIRADENTES 6 - CENTRO
“Nice restaurant in the centre of RIo. Ambiance is very cozy, service pretty good, staff could speak at least few words English. Selection is great, but all beers and food are quite pricey. Worth of visiting it...“
Kita 2426 days ago
62 /100 R. PRUDENTE MORAIS, 416 - IPANEMA
“Pretty nice brewpub with decent selection of their home brews. I missed IPA, of course, but other beers were good enough for being pleased. Service was ok, however I would expect at least some knowledge of English. When not only thirsty, try their Picanha (Argentinian) for 2 - number one for meat lovers...“
Kita 2427 days ago
86 /100 AV. GOMES FREIRE 453 - LAPA
“Adoro este lugar!!! As degustações são ótimas! Os garçons são nota 10! A variedade é show! O preço é que poderia ser sempre melhor!!! Mas é o único senão...“
digopossobon 2480 days ago
100 /100 RUA NELSON MANDELA, 100 - LOJA 127 - BOTAFOGO
“First Craft Tap Bar from Rio. Good Brazilian craft beer selection.“
Diegobaiao 2520 days ago
50 /100 RUA SENADOR VERGUEIRO 51
“It is what it is, really, in that it’s a slightly more ’upper class’ (brand of) supermarket with many international imports and a decent range of more local ’craft’ offerings at a reasonable price. Pick up the likes of Colorado, Eisenbahn, Baden Baden and St. Gallen for the latter, Shepherd Neame and popular German brews for the former. Not a hotspot by any means but you can certainly pick up something decent for drinking back at the hotel and there are several others dotted about Rio.“
sm89walt 2581 days ago
64 /100
Delirium Café (Restaurant)
R. BARÃO DA TORRE 183
“Great beers, good food, and nice place. But waiters need more training about beer.“
PedroHirata 2616 days ago
64 /100 AV. GOMES FREIRE 453 - LAPA
“Good place, but is necessary to arrive early.“
PedroHirata 2616 days ago
80 /100 R. PRUDENTE MORAIS, 416 - IPANEMA
“I enjoyed this place quite a bit...obviously more than most of the other reviewers. OK...so it was a 2 block walk from my hotel...that helped...lol! But over the course of several nights...I’d sit at the same spot at the bar and the bartenders treated my pretty decent. I enjoyed their beers very much...certainly better than the Brazilian macros.“
PRBeer 2710 days ago
54 /100 RUA NELSON MANDELA, 100 - LOJA 127 - BOTAFOGO
“Good place to find local brews on tap and drink it at the outside tables. the service is not so good, the menu is not updated, and value is good only for the house brews(colarinho pilsen and weiss)“
vodo 2711 days ago
68 /100
Delirium Café (Restaurant)
R. BARÃO DA TORRE 183
“nice place to drink belgian beers on tap. nice bottle selection, not very good prices. good location. “
vodo 2711 days ago
72 /100 RUA NELSON MANDELA, 100 - LOJA 127 - BOTAFOGO
“This is a gem in Rio. Probably the best place to drink Brazilian craft beer in the state. Selection is not huge but very carefully picked. Some nice imports too. Service is above average for Rio, which is still not very much. Food is good and the little square across the street makes for very nice ambiance.“
dmichelsohn 2772 days ago
64 /100
Delirium Café (Restaurant)
R. BARÃO DA TORRE 183
“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.“
Beershine 2789 days ago
62 /100 R. DA ASSEMBLÉIA, 34 - CENTRO
“A pretty ordinary restaurant just like many places in Rio but with a decent beer selection. The prices on the menu are pretty damn expensive but you get a 20% discount if you take it away warm which then makes it pretty decent. Service is pretty good (for Rio) and they seem to have some HB on tap. I didn’t try any food so I can’t speak for that, though it looked alright. If you’re taking away, it’s worth sticking your head in, otherwise, if you’re not interested in the food or paying a lot for beer, then give it a miss.“
Sevenlee 2818 days ago