Botafogo is a beachfront neighborhood (bairro) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is located between the hills of Mundo Novo, Dona Marta (which separates it from Laranjeiras) and São Joãothe. Botafogo is full of quirky, unique bars and each one of them follow their own beat. Botafogo area has an alternative, different from crowd, hipster flair.
Botafogo is home to lively nightlife and popular restaurants. This area is within easy reach of Rio's famous beaches due to its metro stations. Sugar Loaf mountain is close by, and there's a huge mall too. There are clubs such as Casa da Matriz which play an eclectic mix that goes beyond the usual samba or western pop. Botafogo is home to Shopping Rio Sul - one of the largest malls in the city as wella s chic boutiques and high street chain stores.
Food and Drink Highlights
Bar Bukowski: rock and metal bar
Comuna: Artists' hub
Coordenadas : long, central table is the highlight where people meet and drink on d same table
Marley’s Pub: beer on tap in a junkie ambience
CoLab: gastropub that serves locally-brewed beers and a range of globally-inspired foods, accompanied by live music on the weekends.
Winehouse : Fine dining with local and imported wines
How to get to Botafogo ?
You can take Line 405 Bus, Metro or a Taxi/Uber.
Airport GIG to Botafogo:
Bus + L2 Metro : Costs aprox 4.5 to 5.5 Real
Line 2101 Bus then Line 483 Bus
Line 2018 Bus
Uber: can cost upto 50 Real but this is the faster alternative