Live football on 6 screens, 10 different local craft beer on tap, hundreds of original second hand football shirts for sale and a setting that is as far away from a setting that is as far away from a snobby upper class hangout as it gets. Welcome to Brecho Do Futebol in Porto Alegre.
Brecho Do Futebol is not your typical sports bar.
Brecho Do Futebol is the name of a small football bar in Porto Alegre in southern Brazil and if you are a football geek, then this quirky little football bar and second hand football shirt shop, is an absolute must.
Looking at the place from the outside, you can easily take it for being just another hole in the wall, where the local drunks hang out for a cheap beer, but once you stick your head in through the door, you are met with hundreds of football flags, scarfs, posters from clubs of almost all nations.
The neighborhood where it is located is not the fanciest in town either, but that is just great, as you are sure to keep out those who do not care about the really important stuff, football.
One of the biggest stores in the world for second hand football shirts.
Upstairs from the bar you have a second hand shop that only sells original second hand football shirts.
We are not just talking about local brazilian shirts here, but shirts from hundreds of clubs around the globe that they have gathered. All of them are original, so no cheap and fake copy shirts here.
I have personally never seen a more comprehensive collection of second hand football shirts anywhere in the world.
Brecho Do Futebol is beer lovers heaven too.
Brecho Do Futebol has 10 beer taps, just below two of their screens showing football and they all have brazilian craft beer on them. When I was there I tried the 3 different IPA’s they had and they were all excellent.
Ended up getting stuck with a few pints of a local IPA called Al Capone, which I thought was absolutely fantastic. It’s brewed in a small town called Canoas, just north of Porto Alegre.