After doing a little people watching, you sit down at one of the many botecos and decide to get a beer to quench your thirst.
How do you ask the garçom or garçonete for a brew?
“Me da uma cerveja por favor”
There are different sizes, but the most common size they will bring out is a 750ml.
The most popular Brazilian beers are Skol, Antarctica, Brahma and Itaipava. I recommend Skol.
How To Drink A Can Of Beer Like A Brazilian
There’s a funny thing you will notice while drinking a can of beer with Brazilians. They love to pour the beer in a glass instead of drinking it straight out of the can.
One night while hanging out in Lapa, I finally asked a Brazilian dude why do they drink beer like this:
“Hey, why do you guys pour the beer in a glass?”
He responded, “We don’t drink out of the can because we don’t know what kind of rats and bugs have crawled all over the top of it my friend.”
That was the moment I started drinking beer in a glass.
Other Ways To Order A Beer
“Uma cerveja por favor”
“Pode me trazer uma cerveja garçom?”
“Eu posso ter uma cerveja?”
- boteco – pub
- garçom/garçonete – waiter/female waiter
- Me da uma cerveja por favor – Give me a beer please
- Uma cerveja por favor – A beer please
- Pode me trazer uma cerveja garçom? – Can you bring me a beer waiter?
- Eu posso ter uma cerveja? – Can I have a beer?