Great cocktails, great music and a fab setting have all helped to put Grainne’s Irish Pub on the Sao Paulo pub scene. The bar is more uber modern boozer than traditional Irish pub, but don’t let that fool you, as Grainne’s brings a unique atmosphere to the Campinas area of Sao Paulo. Established in 2009, the owners have taken inspiration from Irish pubs to make Grainne’s the roaring success that it is today, and they’re taking a good stab at selling the most Guinness in Brazil thanks to the popular Guinness Club. With only a few people in Grainne’s Guinness 100 club, you could quickly find 100 good reasons to extend your break to Sao Paulo.
While the city of Curitiba is not likely to be high on many an Irish tourists bucket list, if you ever find yourself touring Brazil looking for places to travel to next, then Curitiba should certainly be on your list. Curitiba is a cultural centre in the southern Brazilian state of Paraná, and when it comes to in the area, look no further than the hidden gem that is Sláinte. This led back Irish pub attracts a youthful customer base, and with Guinness, Murphy’s and Magners in supply, you’ll find plenty of reason to grab a seat and find out more about Brazil’s cultural capital. Sláinte also hosts regular music nights with cover bands playing all the latest hits, along with some classics from yesteryear.
Mulligan’s Irish Pub in Porto Alegre has built up a great reputation with the locals and tourists alike, mainly down to its great live music sessions, and more recently, strong food reviews. The bar itself stocks a great selection of local and international bottled beer, including some craft beer options, and as with any decent Irish pub outside of Ireland, you’ll be sure to find a nice pint of stout at Mulligan’s. A pub with great character, and indeed great characters, Mulligan provides a reminder to us of what an Irish bar can do for the people of Ireland throughout the world. For many, an Irish pub is their first experience of Ireland, and in Mulligan’s in Porto Alegre, that experience is a great one.
Located away from the samba fuelled bars and clubs of the Copacabana, the Lapa Irish Pub offers something different for visitors to Rio, and for Irish tourists in particular, it’s a chance to find your feet and get your bearings, away from the hustle and bustle of the vibrant beach area. With regular happy hours, the bar has created a special atmosphere which has made it an increasingly popular bar for many in the Lapa district. Live music and a good selection of local and international beers tick the box for many, while the Lapa Karaoke nights, are the highlight of the weekly entertainment at the bar. With the Jameson window, and traditional wooden exterior, you’ll not be long finding Lapa.
Shenanigan’s is a popular Irish sports bar that is located just a short walk from the world-famous Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. With food and drinks promos throughout the week, you’ll find a range of local and international drinks at the bar, with Guinness and Magners available to order. There’s always plenty going on at Shenanigan’s, with many locals joining their Irish compatriots every year when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. You’ll find everything from ribs and wings to bangers and mash on the menu, so you’ll not go too far wrong by venturing into Shenanigan’s. The pool table and dart board also add to often lively atmosphere in the bar.