Music, art, gastronomy and entertainment in Rio Vermelho
Space with options in containers
Inspired by the container villages present in the main metropolises of the world, EcoSquare, located in Rio Vermelho, is perfect for those who like to enjoy a more airy environment, with outdoor tables and chairs, but also a part with DJs and a dance floor. The place brings together music, art, gastronomy and entertainment in the heart of the most bohemian neighborhood in the city.
Upon entering, you will find an area with outdoor tables and chairs, where food and drink options are available. You can choose any of the container options: Pokeria, Beco, Gin or Rua. If you choose the first one, you will have a variety of poke options, whose prices vary between R$ 35.90 and R$ 48.90. The menu also has the option to assemble your own poke, just choose the main protein of the dish. The place also has drinks such as beers and soft drinks. Pokeria is open from Sunday to Thursday, from 11 am to 10:30 pm, and Friday and Saturday, from 11 am to 12:30 am.
Beco Bar defines itself as a teleportation to a universe of enjoyment, with outstanding drinks and surprising flavors. The place specializes in drinks. There are several options, such as: Watermelon Sugar High, with Absolut vodka, monin watermelon syrup, lemon juice and watermelon foam; Batom Cereja, with Sauza tequila, cherry syrup and lime juice; and Moscow Mule, with Absolut vodka, lemon juice, ginger foam and dehydrated lemon. Our tip is Beco Mule, made with Absolut vodka, lemon juice, raspberry syrup and foam. The establishment is open on Wednesday from 6 pm to 10 pm, Thursday from 6 pm to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 6 pm to 2 am and Sunday from 4 pm to midnight.
Now, if you like gin drinks, the Gin container is the perfect choice. The drinks are diverse and prices range from R$20 to R$32. Passion Gin, with passion fruit, cucumber and rosemary, which costs R$28, and Pagodin, with rum and mint, are some of the options. Rua is more focused on beers. The menu features bottled beers from Stella Artois, Colorado Ribeirão, Colorado Appia, Colorado Indica and Walls Session Citra. It is worth mentioning that, if you prefer a smaller drink, from the kind that burns down the throat, Rua has options for shots, such as the classic “cravinho”. Gin is open Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 3am, and Sunday from 4pm to 11pm. Rua is open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 6pm on.
Decided to get a tattoo? EcoSquare has a container that has been transformed into a tattoo studio. The place is run by the tattoo artist Caca Santo, who works by appointment only and, normally, only one person per day. So, book your appointment by WhatsApp before going (71) 99281-4621.
EcoSquare was acquired by entrepreneur and cultural producer Bruno Boscolo in 2020. The venture became part of the portfolio of Feed Experience Hub, a holding owned by the entrepreneur, famous in the Bahian capital for creating and managing established brands such as Biergarten Salvador, Flow Festival, Bud Basement, Sete Ondas New Year’s Eve, Pura Vida Festival, Som no Deck, Fogo BBQ, Gin and Trapiche Barnabé.
Eco is located at 348 Conselheiro Pedro Luiz Street, Rio Vermelho. To enter the place on Fridays and Saturdays, there is a fee that varies according to the time of day. If you arrive before 8:30 pm, entry is free. Arriving between 8:30 pm and 10 pm, admission costs R$ 15. Finally, from 10 pm onwards, the value is R$ 20. The place has a show every weekend and also other alternative events, which happen a few times a month, such as Rango na Vila, made by chef Rodrigo Bottino, and Mercado do Sol, a thrift store selling antiques by small entrepreneurs. All events are previously announced on Eco’s Instagram (@eco.rv).
Establishment: EcoSquare or just Eco
Opening hours: every day at 11 am
Location: Conselheiro Pedro Luiz Street, 348 – Rio Vermelho
EcoSquare - Vila de Contêineres. Salvador Bahia Foto: Amanda Oliveira.