Boteco do Brasil is many things to many people. Named after the friendly neighbourhood bars of Rio de Janeiro and with a loyal base of regulars there’s always something going on no matter when you drop in. The space is split into two areas with the front being more a of bar atmosphere and the back for dining, but as the night goes on and it starts to get more lively these merge into one.
There is a genuine community around the venue, with regular special events. They regularly host live music, jam sessions with local musicians, latin club nights and salsa classes. And for big events they really go all out, with authentic dancers, costumes, face painters and fire juggling. Their Mardi Gras night is anticipated all year. It’s a popular venue for live sport on their big screens, especially football as you might imagine and the atmosphere is always fantastic. With so much on, plus great food, it’s easy to walk in and stay longer than you intended, there’s really not much reason to leave.
The menu is largely Brazilian, as you might expect, although they also do excellent pizza and burgers. The Brazilian tapas is always popular with cocktails. They’re extremely proud of the Caipirinha, so it would be a shame to miss it, but the watermelon martini is also particularly moreish.. For a different take on Sunday lunch their Churrasco can’t be beaten - an epic feast of Brazilian BBQ and sides. After dancing the night away many regulars return on Sunday to eat their hangover away…
Decor is vibrant and colourful with a slightly deconstructed feel. The friendly staff set the informal tone dancing and laughing behind the bar.
For great cocktails, great atmosphere and real Latin passion head to Boteco do Brasil.
Boteco Do Brasil, 62 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5EP