Rio’s Best Bars for Summer 2011

By Tim Anderson, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Cidade Maravilhosa is full of places to get a cold beer, and it doesn't take long to find locals enjoying each other's company at the countless botecos (street bars) in the city. For a proper night out though, many expats and tourist alike crave a bar with a little more familiar ambiance.

The bar scene in Rio, like anywhere has its old faithfuls, its fads, and its failures. As Carnival arrives and the summer is at peak form, a survey of the city's current best . . .

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