Rio de Janeiro-City-Center

4.4 / 5 3 / 5

May 11, 2018

Lush hillside hideaway home to stunning views over Rio De Janeiro and a cocktail and food menu inspired by the bold and refreshing flavors of Brazil.

Hidden in the hills overlooking Rio De Janeiro, Aprazivel is a tranquil escape artfully overrun with jungle greenery and wildlife, which also happens to be one of the best places in the entire city for a drink.
Aprazivel – which translates in Portuguese as pleasurable – provides pleasure from the moment you cross its canopied threshold. The restaurant and bar is built into the side of the hill, and sprawls out over several levels – walking into each room feels like finding a new hidden treehouse hideout. Flickering lights, wooden fixtures, candles, and calls from native birds round out a truly special atmosphere, and when you catch a glimpse of the the glittering city below from your gazebo-in-the-sky perch, you are certain to have your breath taken away.
Nothing pairs better with soaking up dazzling views than having a cold drink in your hand, and when it comes to refreshing cocktails, Aprazivel has you more than covered. The bar stocks over 100 varieties of cachaca, and blends it expertly into everything from the classic caipirinha to the utmost of creative house cocktails. Examples of these include the Agua de Alentejo – pineapple, coconut water, and mint cream blended with ice and dusted with cinnamon, all served in a coconut shell – and the Caipibella – cachaca or vodka, star fruit, passionfruit, rosemary and ginger-tinged sugar. Craft beer lovers will be heaven too, as Aprazivel brews their own, and just like the cocktails, the brews pair perfectly with a menu full of award-winning takes on internationally-infused Brazilian cuisine.