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Type: Local Picks
Bars in the immediate vicinity of the Maracana Stadium tend to be few-frills local hangouts, and Papo Inicial is no exception, but stands out from the competition for its caipiles - or alcoholic... Read More
Bars in the immediate vicinity of the Maracana Stadium tend to be few-frills local hangouts, and Papo Inicial is no exception, but stands out from the competition for its caipiles - or alcoholic popsicles. Made with fruit and vodka or sugar cane rum, the caipile has been a recent trend in searingly hot Rio, and comes to the fore during Carnival, when it helps many a sweat-drenched reveler keep their cool. Usually sold from cool boxes from street vendors, the caipile at Papo Incicial has been a bit hit with customers, who also appreciate the impressive range of traditional bar snacks. The bar also serves some heartier main meals, and occasionally ventures away from standard Brazilian fare with themed international dishes. Regular promotions ensure a steady flow of customers, and there's always a good vibe on Friday evenings when the post-work arrives.
Rua Felipe Camarao, 169
Rio de Janeiro, 20511
- Nightlife near Estádio do Maracanã: "Allow plenty of time to get to the stadium from the bar if heading to catch a game - traffic can be heavy on match days"
- Best for Nightlife near Estádio do Maracanã Because: Papo Inicial is a popular local bar, with good food, cocktails and drinks promotions