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Hidden Local Bar Flavors

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Experience hosted by Paulo

3 hoursHosted in English, Spanish and Portuguese
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

We'll go on an exclusive English, Portuguese and Spanish spoken gastronomic tour in some of the most amazing local bars in the heart of Rio's bohemian scene. We'll learn the history of each bar's unique snacks, meals, local beers and exotic drinks, including the coconut "batida" and the Brazilian spirit "cachaça", which we'll explore at a private tasting.
Other things to note
Come hungry because you will eat a lot! Also, bring your camera to take photos of your beers, shots and snacks.

What's included

  • Food
    I'll choose for you the best snacks and entrées from each bar we visit.
  • Drinks
    Unlimited amount of standard Brazilian beer, 1 cachaça tasting with 3 cacha...

Meet your host, Paulo

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 70 Reviews
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I'm an experienced food & drink columnist, an expert in Brazilian cuisine and a "cachaça" (the Brazil's national spirit) enthusiast. With the pen name "Juarez Becoza", I've been writing articles about local bars and gastropubs in Rio for major Brazilian newspapers and magazines for the past 21 years. In 2015/16, I did an around the world research tour on bars visiting more than 100 cities in 40 different countries.
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Where you'll be

We'll enjoy three of my favourite hidden gems in Copacabana, where we'll delve into the distinct flavour and history of each one. I'll also introduce you to the bar owners and managers, and talk about the 'ins' and 'outs' of Rio's popular gastronomy scene.
Anton
February 2021
Paulo’s tour was amazing! Truly a unique, local, and authentic experience.. Paulo takes us to a world of Rio’s best local food and drinks for a few hours. Highly recommend!
Maria Julia
February 2021
ótima experiência, muito legal além do fato de ter conhecidos amigos internacionais auxiliando na prática de inglês!!! Paulo muito bom como anfitrião, atendeu e até superou as expectativas.
Nick
January 2021
I've taken many Airbnb experiences and I can safely say that Paulo's tour ranks as one of the best! Paulo is an outstanding host who made each and every stop memorable through his storytelling and his clear passion for "botequins" and their unique character. I've been on other food and drink Airbnb experiences where both are "included" but in fact you're left with just a taster dish here or a sip of beer there. Not so on this tour - by the end of it your thirst will be quenched and you'll be be pleasantly filled, all from Brazilian products in authentic establishments which local Cariocas go to to unwind. Quite simply: don't hesitate, book today!
I've taken many Airbnb experiences and I can safely say that Paulo's tour ranks as one of the best! Paulo is an outstanding host who made each and every stop memorable through his…
Alex
October 2019
A friend and I in Rio for a conference decided to book this tour on a whim only about two hours before it started. We were so extremely glad we did. Paulo is super engaging and friendly, and helped out tour group to bond quickly over the fantastic food and drinks that Paulo ordered for us. He seamlessly combined history and culture of the food and drinks we had with that of Rio and Brazil, and left us feeling both full, a bit hungover the next day, and in awe of how fun and exciting this was as the start to our stay.
A friend and I in Rio for a conference decided to book this tour on a whim only about two hours before it started. We were so extremely glad we did. Paulo is super engaging and fri…
Timo
October 2019
Such a great experience! Tasty food, plenty to drink - beer, cachaça, caipirinha - and wonderful people. A bit hungover the next morning. Highly recommended!
Claudia
May 2019
If you are thinking about Rio, you should be thinking about contacting Paulo for an intimate tour of bars, he prefers and frequents when he thinks about life and sharing it with friends and groups. My wife and I decided to “book” him for us alone as we wanted to be sure we can engage with him, not knowing who he would be and what the tour would be like. Well, the only regret we had that we both were very tired, not because we went with him to wonderful locations, where ONLY regulars are to be found, but we just had too much excellent food, beer and an opportunity to realize that Cassacha is not lime, the alcohol, the sugar and the ice but also an experience with multitude of flavors and colors. Who know if we ever come back to Rio but we hope, because he told us about his wonderful 2 years around the world, we can host him wherever we are to hear more about culture, believes, desires, dreams and successes of the Brazilian people. It actually felt like you reconnected with an old friend, lost for years, countries apart. In summary, everything was planned exactly as described, there was lots of food, beer and laughter, if that’s what you are after, BUT don’t go to him if you don’t want to engage with him because then you will miss out, BIG TIME. Go ahead, book him but if you can reserve him for you and your friends, then that be even better. Getting to know other people is the cornerstone of life, having only 3 hours with him would mean you just have him. And that is enough.
If you are thinking about Rio, you should be thinking about contacting Paulo for an intimate tour of bars, he prefers and frequents when he thinks about life and sharing it with fr…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Appetite

Thirst