Pub Escondido, CA

Bar, Eatery

Rua Aires de Saldanha, 98 Loja A
Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22060-030

+55 21 2522 9800 | map

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Rated: 3.74 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

May 23, 2016
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Reviewed by DoubleJ from Wisconsin

4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
It's been five years since my previous visit to Rio de Janeiro, and I am glad to see a rapid change in the craft beer scene. Not just craft beer, but the sheer number of places to grab a good beer has shot through the roof. Perhaps the epitome of the city can be seen at Pub Escondido, CA, which I suspect has something to do with the owner's love for Stone Brewing (their logo includes a poorly drawn gargoyle holding a beer). It's easy to find near the south of Copacabana, and is a short walk from the beach.

I wasn't sure if I was in Brazil or North America when I walked in. The interior is modern, contemporary, climate controlled, and clean. Beer signs of different origins adorn the walls. A small bar with the current tap list written in chalk are listed to the left of it. Even the bathrooms are pristine. Much of the clientele is young, fitting for my current age group.

Pub Escondido, CA makes its mark by serving 24 rotating taps of beer. One was tapped out during my visit, but I was left with 23 unique tap options. Two of the beers are house beer, the other are a mix of international and domestics beer. There was Tupiniquim, 3Cariocas, Fullers, Gouden Carolus, Hornbeer, Motim, Delirium, and De Molen pouring at the time. 3 bottled non-alcoholic beers are available for the designated driver (TIP: it's technically illegal to have any detectable alcohol in your body if you are the driver). Enhancing the beer experience was good clean glassware, fresh tasting beer, and beautiful pours.

Kicking it up a notch, service is outstanding and ready to serve while answering any beery questions. The food is great too. The pub is known for its burgers, and I highly recommend one with the many beers that you will taste.

In Rio de Janeiro, Pub Escondido, CA may well be the place to be in the city for beer. Absolutely incredible!
Apr 06, 2015
Pub Escondido, CA in Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil
Place rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 2 ratings