New bars come and go with startling regularity in Rio de Janeiro. Others, like the 10 here, feel as if they’ve been around forever and give a flavour of the city’s diverse neighbourhoods
Interactive map: where to find Rio’s best bars
With the Olympics kicking off this week, the bar and club owners of Copacabana and other Rio tourist traps will be licking their lips at the prospect of how much money they’ll make from gullible tourists. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s nothing Cariocas (Rio folk) enjoy more than hanging out in their favourite bar, and the ones we’ve chosen are all classics and integral parts of the neighbourhoods they reside in. Many are small botecos, local watering holes, ideal spots to cool off, hang out and get a beer for under £2 or a caipirinha for less than three.