If you want to hang out with the beautiful people, the bars and clubs of Leblon, Rio de Janeiro are the places to do it.
This upscale neighborhood is the meeting point for the city's affluent elite, and our number one pick, Bar d'Hotel, attracts Brazilian celebrities such as soap opera stars and footballers.
Leblon bars Gente Fina and Desacato also provide plenty of opportunity to rub shoulders with the movers and shakers of Rio society, while there is more relaxed drinking and dining to be found at casual spots such as Cobal do Leblon, and the much-loved Jobi.
Once considered the hottest spot in the city, Melt is no longer quite the chic destination it once was, but is still a sophisticated place for a date or a drink, and there are some good live music performances.
Avenida Delfim Moreira 696
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Rua Adalberto Ferreira, 32
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Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva 1166
Rua Adalberto Ferreira 32
Rua Conde de Bernadote 26
Rua General San Martin 359
Rua Rita Ludolf 47, Leblon
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