Gastronomy and culture in the famous revelry circuit, with 17 options in addition to Carnival
The duo Barra-Ondina is successful at Carnival, when it hosts the Dodô circuit, but its brilliance can also be enjoyed in other months of the year. Privileged by nature, Salvador’s coastal neighborhoods boast some of the best views in the city, including the unforgettable Porto da Barra. However, in addition to the geographic gifts, the places also have several leisure options that can be enjoyed by Soteropolitans and tourists. We have listed here some places that opened during the period of the pandemic, and others, which have been famous in the region for some time, that are worth a visit. We have stretched the perimeter a little, including Vila Brandão and Jardim Apipema. Go and have fun.
Place name: Oxe Drinks
Address: Sete de Setembro Av, 3959 – Barra
Go there: In the same village where Pi.ZZA, Bravo and Pereira are located, you will find Oxe Drinks. The place has a beautiful view of Porto da Barra, with a charming and super ventilated outdoor area. Oxe has its own drinks, different from those served in most bars. It also has cold beers and tasty snacks.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 12 pm to midnight
More info: @oxe.drinks
Place name: Frederico Bar
Address: Augusto Frederico Schmith Street, 197
Go there: Opened at the end of 2020, Frederico is inspired by the modern bars, more common in São Paulo. In addition to bar food and drinks, the place also bets on special dishes and prime cuts of meat.
Opening hours: Tuesday and Friday from 4 pm to midnight; Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to midnight
More info: @bar.frederico
Name of place: Espaço Cultural Daniel Solis
Address: Vila Brandão Community
Go there: With a spectacular view of the All Saints Bay, Espaço Cultural Daniel Solis can be rented for private events, but also hosts its own events. The place has cultural activities, exhibitions and events with the purpose of adding even more value and giving visibility to Vila Brandão, a community known for the tasty food from Cantinho da Jô Restaurant and where the space is located. It is also the stage for Samba das Pretas, an event where people gather to dance samba, sing and watch the sunset.
Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1 pm to 7 pm / Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm
More info: @espacoculturaldanielsolis
Place name: Alban Galeria
Address: Senta Púa Street, 53 – Ondina
Go there: Alban, a contemporary art gallery, has been dedicated to Brazilian art for over 30 years and annually holds 4 to 5 individual exhibitions of its represented artists, or collective exhibitions organized by guest curators, which allows for greater visibility of the artists’ production, through publications and a whole dissemination work with institutions, critics, collectors and the general public.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10 am to 7 pm / Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm
More info: @albangaleria
Place name: Bendito Quintal
Address: Av. September 7th, 2998 – Barra
Go there: With a very different and unusual atmosphere, Bendito promises to deliver good backyard food, the kind made by grandma. There, you can admire one of the most beautiful views of the All Saints Bay through holes in the wall. The restaurant offers good food in a super inviting and cozy atmosphere.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 12 pm to 6 pm / Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm / Sunday from 8 am to 3 pm
More info: @benditooquintal
Place name: Latitude 13 Cafés Especiais
Address: Dr. João Pondé Street, 378 – Barra
Go there: The place has a variety of branded coffees, all produced in-house. The space is perfect for breakfast and has several food options and combos.
Opening hours: every day from 8:30 am to 8 pm
More info: @latitude13cafesespecials
Place name: O Peruano
Address: Eduardo Diniz Gonçalves Street, 79 – Barra
Go there: Those who go to the restaurant will find typical Peruvian cuisine, one of the most traditional in Salvador. O Peruano is a simple space, with a decor reminiscent of establishments in Peru, and is run by a Peruvian chef. The place has a varied menu with many types of ceviche and other Andean dishes.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 12 pm to 10 pm / Sunday from 12 pm to 8 pm
More info: @cozinhaperuana
Place name: Dendê
Address: Área Verde do Othon
Go there: How about enjoying the delicious typical food of Bahia with the privileged view of Área Verde do Othon? Dendê, an open-air bar, offers all this and more!
Opening hours: Wednesday to Friday: from 4 pm on; Saturday and Sunday: from 12 pm on
More information: @dende.salvador
Name of the place: Toca do Cobra
Address: Oceânica Av. 2294 – Ondina
Go there: The perfect place for those who can’t live without barbecue. In the same Área Verde do Othon, you will find Toca do Cobra. The place was born in Salvador and was designed for lovers of slow-cooking meats, rescuing the essences of the authentic American style of barbecue, with exclusive cuts, smoked in apple wood. With a pleasant atmosphere, Toca does more than the traditional high-end American barbecue and provides a unique and unforgettable experience for customers.
Opening hours: Wednesday from 12 pm to 3:30 pm and from 6 pm to 10 pm / Thursday from 12 pm to 3:30 pm and from 6 pm to 11 pm / Friday and Saturday from 12 pm to 11 pm / Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm
More info: @tocadocobra
Place name: Pi.ZZA
Address: Sete de Setembro Av, 3959
Go there: A mix of pizzeria and bar: this is the concept of Pi.ZZA. Commanded by chef Ricardo Silva, the place offers several flavors of pizza, exclusive drinks and a modern environment with quality music.
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday: 4pm to 10pm; Friday and Saturday: 4pm to 11pm
More info: @pi.zza_salvador
Name of the place: Mirante Farol da Barra
Address: inside the fort of Barra Lighthouse
Go there: On your next trip to the Nautical Museum of Bahia, your coffee or cold beer will be at Mirante Farol da Barra. In addition to the spectacular view, the place has tasty food and beautiful and super instagramable drinks. And if you think that for being a tourist spot, food and drinks are super expensive there, know that prices are very affordable. It’s worth a visit.
Opening hours: the Café is open every day from 8 am to 6 pm / the Restô Bar is open from Friday to Sunday from 4 pm to 9 pm
More info: @mirantefaroldabarra
Name of place: Santa Clara Cafeteria SSA
Address: Largo do Farol da Barra, 02 – Barra
Go there: If you went to visit Barra Lighthouse, another option is Santa Clara Cafeteria. The space has several options of coffees, cakes, sweets, drinks, snacks and more. In addition to enjoying the super airy environment, with the sound and smell of the sea, you can take your dog for a walk, because the space is pet friendly.
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12 pm to 9 pm / Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 9 pm
More info: @santaclarasalvador
Place name: Fátima Padaria
Address: Ondina Apart Hotel at Oceânica Av, 2400
Go there: In 2020, Fátima Padaria opened a new headquarters at Ondina Apart Hotel. The place is another option for the breakfast of the Soteropolitans and offers several options of breads, cakes, coffees and snacks.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 7am to 8pm / Sunday from 7:30 am to 12 pm
More info: @fatimapadaria
Name of the place: Emporio Coisas de Minas
Address: Condominium of the Mar à Vista Building – Dr. Oswaldo Ribeiro Street, 198
Go there: Mineiros are known to love Bahia and come here whenever they can. But, how about getting the opposite way without having to leave Salvador? Empório Coisas de Minas is a little piece of the neighboring state inside the Bahian capital, with lots of coffee and cheese bread.
Opening hours: daily from 8 am to 8 pm
More info: @emporiocoisasdeminasondina
Name of the place: Cave Queijos
Address: Morro do Escravo Miguel Street, 297 – 10C
Go there: Your “cheese and wine” will never be the same after visiting Cave Queijos. Located in Ondina, the store has several dairy options, as well as wines to pair with.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Wednesday, from 12 pm to 11 pm, and from Thursday to Saturday, from 12 pm to midnight.
More info: @cavequeijos
Place name: Red Burger N Bar
Address: Oceânica Av, 48
Go there: One of the most famous burger places in Salvador, Red Burger N Bar is back in Barra – now at an address on the waterfront. Therefore, you will be able to experience delicious hamburgers, in front of the sea, with unmistakable aioli sauce.
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 5 pm to 11 pm; Friday to Sunday, extended hours until midnight
More info: @redburger_
Place name: Sette Restaurant
Address: Sete de Setembro Av, 3157 – Store 3
Go there: At the end of 2021, Ladeira da Barra received a new contemporary restaurant called Sette. The place has a capacity for 150 people and is already one of the biggest sensations in Salvador. All with a view of the All Saints Bay and the kitchen led by Dudu Prado.
Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday: 7 pm; Sunday brunch from 1pm to 7pm
More info: @setterestaurante