Even though at the end of last year we could already hear about the emergence of a new virus halfway around the world, no one could imagine that the most repeated words of 2020 would be: wash your hands , rub alcohol, put on his mask and – a champion of all – stay at home.
There have been months of uncertainty and especially adaptations. As the recommendation is always to avoid taking to the streets, the Guide picked what was the best in culture this year.
At the start of the forties, bars and restaurants were closed and the vast majority had to adapt the menu for deliveries. The good old litrão after work was limited to Zoom and the drinks were adapted to be bottled at home.
Even with the reopening in town, the bars continued to operate in a hybrid format, with in-person service and a virtual menu. Some establishments were betting on more traditional recipes, like gin and tonic or dry martini, but had those that developed copyright options and even kits. Discover the alcoholic highlights of the year.
The bar extends its tradition to delivery and includes some of its cocktails on the menu. There are options like the dry martini (R $ 29), made with gin, dry vermouth and olives, in addition to the refreshing gin and tonic. The drinks come in bottles with separate ingredients for finalization to be made at home.
Vila Madalena Unit: r. Delfina, 163, Vila Madalena. Mon to Sun: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oscar Freire Unit: r. Oscar Freire, 163 years old, Jardim Paulista. Mon to Wed: 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thu. to Sat .: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sun: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. JK Unit: Shopping JK Iguatemi – av. Near. Juscelino Kubitschek, 2.041, Vila Nova Conceição. Mon to Sun: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Delivery via iFood, Rappi and Uber Eats. Pick up on site (JK and Vila Madalena units)
The space closed the doors to the physical space earlier this year, but continued with beverage delivery with orders that can be messaged on Instagram. Take a look at the virtual menu to choose between options like the author Sweet Green (R $ 35), which has gin, lemon, cucumber, and elderflower. Another tip is to bet on kits such as serving four drinks of the customer’s choice for R $ 129.
Delivery via Instagram (@ benzina.bar) or collection: Mon Sun: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Jean Ponce blends come with ingredients that complement the cocktails and even a bag of ice cubes. These are refreshing drinks like the Guarita Fizz (two servings for R $ 40), which contains vodka infused with citrus peel, spicy ginger syrup, and sparkling water. Or Péra que Melhora (R $ 32), with pear brandy, gin, honey, lemons and balsamic silver.
R. Simão Álvares, 952, Pinheiros. Tue to Sun: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Delivery by tel. (11) 3360-3651, Goomer, iFood or Rappi: ter. to Fri .: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sat and Sun: 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Pick up on site
Delivery of the famous bar during the meeting between Avenida Paulista and Rua da Consolação has been temporarily suspended, but it marked the pandemic – and, therefore, is on this list. It was possible to try the classic and precise blends of dry martini and old-fashioned negroni, which cost up to R $ 32 and arrived wrapped in plastic.
Bar on the ground floor
The charming, sealed bottles sent by the bar arrive with separate toppings in sachets and, depending on choice, a large ice cube. On the menu, Authors and Classics have options of two or four doses (R $ 48 and R $ 86, respectively).
R. do Arouche, 77 years old, Republic. Wed. to Fri .: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sat and Sun: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. (admission and consumption until 8 p.m.). Delivery via WhatsApp (11) 98935-3597 or Instagram (@terreobar)