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What do you do and why do you do it?
Young (or not so much now) marketeer, beer and burger lover and fan of new business models. Currently working for he biggest brewery in the world, helping you get the fresh and cold beer you want!
You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?
Some brazilian rock/pop songs - check for Nando Reis and Barão Vermelho...but as everybody else, the classic good old ones...
What are the best TV shows of all time?
For shure House of Cards and Billions, but also How I meet your mother and Frinds for easy laugh. No, I didn´t watch GoT and Breaking Bad. Yeah, seriously.
Name some spots in Rio De Janeiro that are good for a Tinder date.
Rio is Tinder friendly place - try Happn too. Almost every place will get you a match, but the top ones will be Belmonte Leblon, Riba Leblon, Brewteco Leblon, all the bars at Olegário Maciel, in Barra da Tijuca neighborhood.
Who’s your hero and where in Rio De Janeiro would you take them out for a serious hang?
I´m not a hero guy, but I would say my friends...and for sure, I would take them to Buckowisky - a rock bar/nightclub where every nightout is epic!
Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?
Humm...my secret. Yeah, it´s at Renner (a magazine store...yeah, a magazine store) - you can´t deny the cost x benefit ratio. But there are also amazing local brands that you can find in some pop up events.
What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
You can find good things everywhere, but if someone says to you "Baixada Fluminense", just say you have to finish watching Netflix
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
Just enjoy the sunset with a cold beer and friends. It looks simple, but its amazing!
What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Rio De Janeiro and where did you get it?
Rump Steak with Portuguese Potatos, with a cold Brahma draught at Braseiro da Gávea
What restaurant in Rio De Janeiro looks crap, but the food’s amazing?
I can name a few, and as an advice, a lot of good bars in Rio looks like shit, but the food and vibe, are perfects! Lamas bar in Laranjeiras, Cervantes in Copacabana, Polis Sucos in Ipanema, BB Lanches and Pizzaria Guanabara in Leblon...
Where can you get the best cocktail in Rio De Janeiro? Which one do you like?
Not a cocktail guy. I´m here for the beer...but try Bar do Lado, in Leblon
Where would you take your partner in Rio De Janeiro if you wanted to really pamper them?
Go for Fasano Bar at Ipanema Beach, awesome food, drinks and a really amazing atmosphere
Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?
Go for a Pastel (cheese, meat, shrimp...) and Empadas (meat or shrimp) in Belmonte Leblon and some Brigadeiros anywhere actually for desert.
What’s the one place you think is underrated in Rio De Janeiro?
Rio sambes at the downtown: Pedra do Sal, Mercadores, Beco do Rato...and a cold beer at the Pobreta da Urca (close to Bar Urca, Pobretas rich cousin).
What are the Rio De Janeiro spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
Just wake up, go for a walk in Leblon beach, swim a little and order a coconut water...just relax. Already 3pm? Go to Belmonte Leblon, ask for a cold berr (we call Chopp), some Pasteis and Empadas...you just got 3 more hours of fun. Take a shower, go to Botafogo, choose one of the several beer and burger options in my map, and after that spend a night at Buckowisky. Have more days? Barra da Tijuca, Reserva and Prainha beach, a walk at Parque Lage, sunset at Arpoador and Bar Urca, and the classic Christ and Sugar Loaf.
Tomorrow’s your last day in Rio De Janeiro. How do you spend it?
Leblon Beach -> Baixo Gavea (if it´s sunday) and order a Picanha -> sunset at Bar Urca -> beer and burgers -> Buckowisky
What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?
Rio de Janeiro...for shure