Explore Rio de Janeiro
Type: Live Music
Somewhat glitzier than your average Santa Teresa hangout, Explorer bar harbours one end of the famous Largo do Guimaraes square, but has a terrace with views overlooking the steep cobbled streets of... Read More
Somewhat glitzier than your average Santa Teresa hangout, Explorer bar harbours one end of the famous Largo do Guimaraes square, but has a terrace with views overlooking the steep cobbled streets of this picturesque neighborhood. The drinks, like the food menu, aim to reflect the flavors of the world, with good quality imported gins and tequilas as well as the obligatory sugar cane rum for caipirinhas. Food is colorful and inventive - diners can enjoy traditional Brazilian pasteis or Middle Eastern mezze, among the many options, and the plates are good for tapas-style sharing between friends. Regular live music performances keep things lively, and the light-strewn terrace is simply a lovely place to be on a balmy Rio night.
Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 399
Rio de Janeiro, 20241-260
- Santa Teresa's Best Bars: "This is one of the more romantic spots in Santa Teresa - get early in the evening to bag a terrace table with views."
- Bars: "Like many bars and restaurants in Santa Teresa, this place is closed on Mondays"
- Best for Santa Teresa's Best Bars, Bars Because: Explorer Bar is a relative newcomer on Santa Teresa's drinking and dining scene but has quickly become a favorite hangout for locals and visitors alike.