Jobi has been a Leblon institution since it opened its doors in 1956 and is known for having the best ‘chopp’ (light, refreshing beer served with a creamy head in tall glass) in town. Busy every day of the week, it is open from 9am to 4am (5am on weekends), there is always a crowd spilling out of the boteco and on to the pavement tables.
Only two blocks in from the beach Jobi is the sort of place you can go to in your bikini straight from the beach, or stop by for an after work/ have a pre-dinner drink or if you are having a great time (which you probably are) spend your night at.
It is packed with businessmen (the only people that wear suits) around lunch time. The rumors you are true- in Brazil, people take 1-2 hour lunches no matter where they work! The menu is huge, from sandwiches and salads to full meals; their kitchen also makes some of the best salgadinhos (salty snacks) in town- people always rave about it. The meals are to share- something that I love about the restaurants in Rio, meaning if you order steak (as shown below) it is portioned for two people and comes with rice, beans, farofa and chips. The ‘chips’ are incredible, fresh right out of the oven!
The prime location, relaxed ambiance and delicious bar snacks have combined to make Jobi one of the best-loved bars in Leblon.