The Upcoming – June 2014

Decidedly different from the stilted Archer Street Bar upstairs which hosts a suited after work crowd, Barzinho is an underbelly of colour where the atmosphere crackles with attitude.

The Brazilian theme hits you upon arrival. Unlike the upstairs bar, the low ceilings work well in Barzinho, exaggerating the sensation of being underground in an intimate and almost illicit basement bar. From the corrugated iron shelves behind the bar to the walls sprayed with cartoon images of Rio’s favelas; the people in charge of the décor have executed it thoroughly and despite a fewodd touches – a large baby’s head being painted on the wall for one – their efforts have paid off overall…

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