Possibly one of the most popular bars in Rio, Jobi sits right in the heart of Leblon. Filled with pretty much anyone and everyone, the crowd spills out of the door and onto the street at an alarming rate come the weekend. Open since 1956 this place is something of an institute with the locals.
The food is typical Brazilian with everything from empanadas and bolinho de bacalhau to fish dishes and feijoada. The waiters are charming and dressed in matching bow ties, don’t be offended if they’re not too chatty on Saturdays, they get rushed off their feet the poor things (be prepared for a wait on your Caipirinhas).
Decked out with old beer signs, chalk boards stating the specials of the day, random pictures and awards dotted around the room, this place is eclectic. Inside, the table and chair arrangement is snug but charming with coloured checkered tablecloths. If you want a spot of people watching, or have a few people watch you then sit your sweet self outside. BarChick drank strawberry Caipirinhas and ice-cold beer all-night and made friends with the Brazilians she met whilst chilling on the pavement.