Lord Jim Pub And Restaurant
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
3.08/5 rDev -18.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 1.5 | food: 4 | $$
The Lord Jim Pub is a classic in Rio. It is an English styled pub that has been around since 1974, decorated with English memorabilia, blaring rock music, and a staff that is able to speak English without trouble. It´s located in the chic district of Ipanema, and is about two blocks from the beach.
There are two stories to the place, with bars on both floors, and a small balcony on the second. Bathrooms are upstairs. It is a darker light place, and on its walls are Guinness memorabilia, Rolling Stones, The Who, and much more. The bartender had an English accent, but I was surprised to know that he was Brazilian! Very friendly staff overall, and nothing took too long to wait.
The beer selection could certainly be improved upon though. They have Stella Artois and Cidade Imperial Clara on-tap, and about eight beers in the bottle/can, highlighted by Erdinger and Guinness. I´ll stop right there before I start shedding tears.
They have an array of UK and US pub grub, from bangers and mash to baby back ribs. On Friday from 6-8pm, they offer a 2-for-1 special on food and drinks. Score! Two drafts of Cidade Imperial for the price of one, and two yummy appetizers (Bacon and Cheese Fries <GET THESE!!>, plus BBQ Wings) for the price of one equals a good value at just R$25 for food and drink.
Is it worth a trip for the beer? Probably not. But for an American who´s been in Brazil for two weeks and is slightly homesick and tired, Lord Jim Pub hits the spot.
12-12-2009 19:11:53 | More by DoubleJ
4/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
I was here for an afternoon in 2005. I was only one day into a vacation and I didn't really intend to hang out at an English pub while in such a swanky part of Rio but my football team was doing well and this place advertised showing NFL Games, so there ya go. So, right in the middle of REAL RIO in REAL BRAZIL, I am hanging out speaking English with an Irish bartender. They had Guinness from Ireland on tap. I think it was about USD$8 per pint at that time. I chose to drink some different kinds of Devassa. Considering that most Brazilians spend time drinking $1 (22 oz.) beers on the street, this place can be considered expensive- I think our pints were about US$4 a piece. However, at that time, I don't think I saw any Devassa drafts anywhere else, so I'm glad I went. The imports they offer will not impress any travellers (Guinness, Newcastle) so they're pretty much for homesick foreigners or curious (rich) Brazilians.
The couple people I dealt with there were friendly and definitely seemed dedicated to creating a hospitable spirit. As an English bar, I'd say it's one done right.
So, I'd recommend it for anyone in the neighborhood if they have any local beers on draft at that time. If they don't have anything local, I recommend that you keep walking any enjoy the multitude of fabulous places (from high class to nameless corner bars where you just drink on the street) that this neighborhood has to offer. Rio is a great city. Writing this review makes we want to go back so bad.
02-18-2009 07:44:53 | More by CheeseTurds
4.13/5 rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The Lord Jim Pub and Restaurant on Rua Paul Redfern, Ipanema/Leblon, offers an English-style pub environment complete with English Soccer League matches beamed in via satellite. If the English and Irish ales (Guinness from Ireland!), wide plank floors, dark wood walls and pressed tin ceilings arent enough to make you feel like youre visiting a pub in the English countryside, the London-style phone booth at the front entrance will. The pub grub is mostly the stuff you find in most American pubs, with the addition of Bangers and Mash and Shepard's Pie. The manager, Tony told me that another Lord Jim Pub was open for business in the Soffitel Hotel in Copacabana and another was in the planning stages in Barra da Tijuca.
07-13-2007 02:26:06 | More by BeerResearcher
3.91/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This place completely slipped my mind for some reason until the Rio vacation thread came up. Located just a few blocks from Ipanema beach this multi-story establishment does its best to create an English environment but it can end up feeling a little like a sports bar depending on what time you go. EPL games are broadcast at least (which is a plus in my book). They have several beers on-tap, which in itself is uber-rare in Brazil. Selections like Old Speckled Hen, Guinness, Beamish, Xingu, and Erdinger Weiss are part of the selection. In bottles you can the Brazilian microbrewer Baden Baden's lineup (at least a few of their selections). Service is decent, I should note that English is spoken here and English menus are available for those who may be afraid to try out their Portuguese. This bar is certainly unique in Brazil, but in my opinion it is too similiar to what we have available all over North America (with the exception of Xingu on draft and Baden Baden in bottles). It will certainly do in a pinch however.
*Note - I did not have any food, but the menu was very Americanized with burgers, nachos, fries, chicken wings and ribs mixed in with UK favorites like fish and chips, bangers and mash, and shepard's pie.
11-10-2004 18:20:53 | More by soper2000
Lord Jim Pub And Restaurant in Rio De Janeiro - RJ, Brazil
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.