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This lively samba club is housed in a beautiful old building that doubles as a storage warehouse for props and antiques used by the city's film industry. As a result, you will find yourself shaking a leg to a backdrop of mannequins, antique furniture and other relics from the past. Spread over three floors, revelers can chose to enjoy a meal from the restaurant, or just strut their stuff on the dance floor among bohemian locals and tourists alike. The club frequently hosts excellent live music, from samba to forro - check the website for listings. Always packed on weekends.
Established in 2010, Espaço Acústica is a popular nightspot in Lapa, with space for as many as 1000 people. The third floor, which is where the dance floor is located, is always packed, and the terrace, offering views of the city center is another favorite. Many popular DJs play here, and the two stages have played host to numerous live music performances.
Lapa is an area of Rio famed for its nightlife, and Leviano has quickly established itself as one of the most popular nightspots here. Brightly lit and with a large patio that spills out onto the street, Leviano is not easily missed. It's quite difficult to find place on the upstairs dance floor, where tourists and locals alike groove to the beats of Música Popular Brasileira (Brazilian Popular Music), funk and samba. Cocktails like the apple mojito are popular.
The late starter of Rio clubs attracts a suitably devoted following of teenagers, students and music lovers into its unusual, welcoming walls. The shabby decoration and labyrinthine interior have been made into virtues, giving Casa Da Matriz the feel of a house party that has been going on for years. The main room and bar downstairs are invariably packed, while upstairs you will find a second dance floor, a chill out room complete with TV, and even a thrift shop if you feel the need to get a new-old T-Shirt or a memento of your night.
Fosfobox takes the cake of the city's nightlife with its buzzing atmosphere and eclectic crowd. Its exciting line-up of gigs is bound to make underground music lovers swoon in delight. Groove to the tunes churned out by the DJs and soak in genres like rock, funk, glam among other things. Sip on exotic cocktails and martinis as you enjoy their array of special nights.
This cosmopolitan and trendy nightclub opened its doors in 2012 and is a far cry from the samba clubs of the city. Groove to the beats of the best of global and domestic DJs in Miroir which boasts of the latest technology to enhance your clubbing experience. You will find a hipster crowd here and many celebrities enjoying the night away. Though compact in size, its eclectic decor and service has got plenty of admirers. Located near the scenic Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas and overlooking Christ The Redeemer Statue, it definitely has a unique aura to it.
Hotel Fasano's more casual venue is the Baretto-Londra. In co-ordination with the retro theme of the hotel, the lounge has been tastefully done with leather upholstery and pictures of the stars of yesteryears decorate one of the walls. Two Union Jack flags depicting Italy's colors catche your attention as soon as you enter. Baretto/Londra has earned great popularity among the elite of Rio de Janeiro who frequent the lounge for casual evening outings. From live rock performances to DJ nights, you will thoroughly entertained here. Reservations are a must in this acclaimed chic bar.