The ubiquitous Brazilian draft beer, known as chope (cerveja is only used for bottled beer) is served delightfully cold and quenches your thirst. However, real beer aficionados looking for more variety, complexity, and flavor, may want to make a beeline to Pub Escondido CA. This American-style bar with exposed brick and industrial ceilings serves 23 craft beers on tap. There are nine different Indian Pale Ales, brown ales, amber ales, a Weiss beer brewed exclusively for the bar, a smoked beer, and even a stout brewed in an 18-year old whiskey casket. The owner spends a fair amount of time scouting breweries for interesting offerings and regularly changes the selection. Check the blackboard or Facebook page for the latest. The friendly staff will happily let you sample a few brews before you commit to ordering a pint or half pint. For non-beer lovers there are fruity caipirinhas and other cocktails, as well as a crisp and refreshing Irish apple cider. The kitchen serves up excellent pub food prepared with fresh local ingredients, including beer of course. The Inconfidente burger is a free-range Angus beef burger on a bun made with beer and topped with Serra da Canastra cheese, crispy fried kale, and a tangy smoked beer sauce. For dessert try a beer-a-misu, tiramisu with beer instead of liqueur, or the guava compote with gorgonzola ice cream.
Rio de Janeiro
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Pub Escondido CA
Rua Aires Saldanha 98, at Rua Miguel Lemos
Our Rating Neighborhood Copacabana Hours Tue–Sun 6pm–1am (Fri–Sat until 3am) Transportation Subway: Cantagalo Phone 21/2522-9800 Web site Pub Escondido CA