Brazilians love to dance, and you're never more than a few minutes' walk away from a music and dance venue in RIo de Janeiro.
Rio is, of course, synonymous with samba, and there are no shortage of places to strut your stuff, or just watch other people strut theirs, in Rio de Janeiro.
The best samba clubs in Rio de Janeiro can be found in Lapa and Centro, with Rio Scenarium, Carioca da Gema and Trapiche Gamboa being just a few lively options. To see Rio's carnival schools put on the works, head to Cidade do Samba or, in the run up to carnival, you can join in the fun at the samba school rehearsals.
If you've had about as much samba as you can handle, fear not, There are plenty of dance clubs in Rio de Janeiro playing other types of music, from electro at Cine Ideal to hip hop at Febarj, located at the heart of Lapa's diverse nightlife action.
Avenida Mem de Sa 79, Centro
Great samba club second only to Rio Scenarium...
Rua Adalberto Ferreira, 32
Barbecue and samba, carioca style... read more
Avenida Mem de Sa, No. 373
Rua das Marrecas 38, Lapa
550 Rua Alice
Local favorite on Laranjeiras Hills... read more