Quality Hotel Niteroi
Rua Alvarp Caetano
Phone: (55) 21 26199500
Fax: (55) 21 26199521
Rua Alvarp Caetano 908 Camboinhas, Niteroi, BR, 24358-000
- Phone: (55) 21 26199500
- Fax: (55) 21 26199521
Bars & Cafes
Rio de Janeiro is known to be a place to party and have a good time. It also known to have some really good tropical cocktails. Keeping this in mind, how far or rather high, will you go to get a drink. The Sugarloaf Kiosk bar on the Sugarloaf mountain is 1296 feet (395 meters) high and overlooks all of Rio. There only two ways to have a drink at the bar, either do it the easy way by taking a 75 passenger cable car or you can climb to the top if you're feeling adventurous. Once on top, you can see why it was worth, the view from the bar is astounding! You can just sit back and enjoy the view with glass of Caipirinha, a popular Brazilian cocktail made of distilled sugar cane and a few other ingredients.
Too few of Rio's eating and drinking spots make the most of the city's extraordinary natural beauty, but Bar e Restaurant Urca is one place that really utilizes its location's potential to the full. Meals and drinks are prepared inside the restaurant itself, while tables and chairs are situated across the road, right by the waves. Colorful bobbing fishing boats complete the scene, as drinkers and diners relax in this tranquil neighborhood. Urca serves good, traditional Brazilian meals (including a Saturday feijoada), and there's also a good range of bar snacks and light meals – the cod balls and the seafood soup are both delicious. - Lucy Bryson
Tucked away in the mouth of Guanabara Bay this local beach restaurant is a peaceful little night spot. Beers are always chilled and service is always prompt. You can sit out on the veranda and take in the beautiful sights of the bay or even take a walk around the area with the sea breeze in your hair and the beach in your feet. Garota do Urca is decently priced and serves delicious local cuisine. It's located very close to Sugarloaf Mountain, which is a famous tourist spot. If you're looking for somewhere to experience the local people, food, sights and culture, Garota do Urca is your best bet.
This is a family restaurant with one of the most beautiful postcard views of Rio. It is a place just below the shortest of the Sugar Loaf hills, sitting between the hill and the sea, overlooking the Guanabara Bay. While keeping the old, more traditional restaurant interior, the premises have been recently revamped, opening also an outdoor pizzeria where you can eat a mean pizza listening to Brazilian popular music. With the best tables set outside on the patio, Sugar Loaf and the Praia Vermelha beach, with its boats and sunbathers, provide the décor. The food at Círculo Militar da Praia Vermelha is honest and unpretentious, with good steaks and feijoada (one of the most famous Brazilian dishes, a rich mixture of black beans and various kinds of meat) offered on Saturdays. It gets really crowded on Fridays, but on other days it can be quite romantic.
For cocktails with the ultimate Rio de Janeiro view, you can't beat Abencoada. This lively cocktail bar enjoys a prime location atop Morro da Urca, the smaller hill next to Sugar Loaf mountain, and the first port of call for the cable car that transports tourists up to that famous peak. Head here at sunset and relax with a caiprinha here made with a choice of fruits and artisan cachaca or vodka, as you drink in the astonishing views over one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The food ranges from snacks such as mini-pasties filled with shrimp and leek, to hearty fish stews and steaks.
The great and good of Brazilian stage and screen flocked to the opening of this theater-themed bar in February 2012, and it is already proving to be as popular with the local acting community as La Fiorentina, the restaurant to which it is annexed. Drinks are all named after famous Brazilian actors, and the cocktails come perfectly mixed and as immaculately presented as the beautiful Brazilians that grace Rio de Janeiro's stages. Classier than your average theme bar, this is the place to come for anybody with even a passing interest in Brazilian film, television and theater stars, past and present.
This casual Copacabana bar is a popular meeting spot with locals heading back from a day at the beach, and you'll feel right at home here in your shorts and flip flops. Leme Light gets very lively after around 5p most days of the week. While the name may suggest healthy snacks and salads, the food and drink offering is more about ice cold beer and hearty Brazilian dishes such as sundried beef with aipim (yucca), and steak baguettes with cheese. For something slightly less heavy, try the caldinho de feijao, a thick and tasty bean soup.
Boteco Belmonte offers a very relaxed atmosphere to enjoy light meals and drinks. Famous among the locals, the restaurant specializes in offering delicious tit bits like sandwiches, pizzas, salads, soups and lots more. The interiors are done with wooden furniture and the space is brightly lit. You will find the restaurant crowded most of the time, so make sure you grab your seat before it's too late.
The caldo (a filling soup) is a staple part of Brazilian cuisine, and here, it is served in many delicious forms, accompanied by ice cold beer. This simple hole-in-the-wall spot close to the beaches of Flamengo and Botafogo offers some 12 soups to choose from, including pea, bean, shrimp and the house specialty, Vaca Atolada, or "Stuck Cow." The latter is an extremely filling concoction featuring meat, potato and aipim, a South American root vegetable, whose name presumably comes from the fact that anyone eating too much will feel somewhat like a stuck cow, unable to rise from the dinner table! Should you have room for anything else, there are good bar snacks too, such as some delicious pasteis (little filled and fried pastries).
With a dining scene that takes in the cuisine of almost every continent on Earth, it's somewhat surprising that Rio is lacking in restaurants serving quality food from other South American countries. The notable exception is Intihuasi, where diners can enjoy a tangy pisco sour cocktail while sampling delicious traditional Peruvian dishes. There are several types of ceviche (seafood marinated in lemon) to choose from, and good finger food includes yucca served with cheese and/or shrimp. The mixed couvert of light snacks, including Peruvian olives and delicious dips, is highly recommended as a starter for two people.
Picote, a pocket-sized bar in the heart of the pleasant Flamengo community, has been pulling in a loyal crowd for decades. The owners, brothers Francisco and Marcelino Perez, have owned Picote since it opened in 1964. After working hours and on weekend evenings, the spot gets extremely busy with lively, friendly locals. The food is simple but tasty with sardinhas fritas (fried sardines) and the frango empanada com catupiry (breaded chicken with soft cheese sauce). These menu options are well worth a try. Picote is a friendly bar where you can meet the neighbors.
Boasting a wonderfully homey atmosphere, Alex offers an incredible variety of ice cream, the majority of which are made with fresh tropical fruit. Apart from having more than 35 delicious flavors to choose from, customers will marvel at the 18 toppings, including the ever-popular whipped cream. With so many choices, how can you resist?