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Surprised by the number of local people in the bar

We piled in here after a terrible experience at the tourist trap known as Rio Scenarium where the... read more

Reviewed today
Nice place for foreigners

Nice place to drink several types of beer and drinks. Very good atmosphere and background music. I... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2016
Ituzaingo, Argentina
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“Surprised by the number of local people in the bar”
22 Jul 2018
“Unique pub”
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Rua Paula Freitas, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22040-010, Brazil
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We piled in here after a terrible experience at the tourist trap known as Rio Scenarium where the service was absolutely diabolical. Thirsty and hungry, we were expecting a very "American" sports bar but thought at least we would get a drink. Very surprised to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Love this place. Evrytime I’m on vacations in Rio I make sure to visit this pub. The best customer service in Rio. Waitress are friendly and polite. Our waiter was a brazilian American from Texas. The food is delicious. Must try their authentic pizza and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robertadamian
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Nice place to drink several types of beer and drinks. Very good atmosphere and background music. I do not think it's a place to eat, it's more like a bar. Like several places of this type in rio de janeiro, one pays nothing of what...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

A pub with nice music,big tv etc. serves a wide variety of liquors, beer etc. a nice place to hangout.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank maildeepakj
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

So! After a great time at the other mug bug in Copacabana we had, we thought we give this mug bug a try! Well... Firstly: when you walk in the girls sits by the door will ask for an id, then give you a temporary...More

Date of experience: November 2015
4  Thank Jules_denOudsten
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Having seen this place in the Lonely Planet Brazil book, and being that there was a very important football match that night, me and some friends decided to come to this bar after visiting Churrascaria Palace which is basically next door. Well, how I wish...More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank 873AmyB873
Reviewed 10 May 2015

American type of bar with various sports-channels on the tvs. Waitresses rarely smiles and seems bored with their jobs. Had several cognacs on the menu but only had a local one with lime-flavor. Went on a quiet evening but had a loud, drunk group next...More

Date of experience: May 2015
3  Thank KarlXII
Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

This pub has a crowd in their 20's. If you are in your 30's, 40's, etc, you may want to pick a different bar. It is really loud in there and the waitresses are not very knowledgable about beer. Also, many of the beers on...More

1  Thank ccap77
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Beware! There is a cover charge R $ 10 and R $ 20 minimum per person. Neither are told to the victim until you leave.

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank PA1_11
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The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional
and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood
is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and
traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of
everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs,
chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and
more live side-by-side. There are options for all
price points and tastes. However, the most powerful
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