Drink, eat, and party in this trendy garage
Castro’s has perfected the ginger (and regular) caipirinha. Whitewashed palettes are repurposed into a hanging garden as you enter. Picnic tables are mixed with painted discarded antiques and you can almost certainly find the footie match being projected onto the wall at the back. As this is one of the few places with barstools, we like to begin the evening here and reconnect with old habits. While some bars herald their happy hour sugar-and-cachaça concoctions, this place is the real deal and worth paying full price no matter the hour. Gone are the days when they set up a grill out front so you could watch your tasty appetizer of chourico or sardinha sizzle. But you can get plenty of food now that they’re a full-blown restaurant, and they’ve got foosball (matraquilhos). Come late and head downstairs for the dancing.