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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.
Named after the famous German-American author, Bar Bukowski is a firm favorite with Rio's young bohemians. The converted colonial building regularly features live music on the top floor, while DJs spin indie and alternative tunes downstairs. The venue also features a large outdoor drinking area with comfy seating and a bar. Those who like narguiles (hookahs) can try out the different flavors offered here.
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.
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.