Rio is all about letting your hair down, and fun Rio de Janeiro bars and clubs are the perfect spots to lose your inhibitions.
Booze-fuelled foreigners and locals mingle at Ipanema tourist hotspots such as Shenanigans and Emporio, while the legendary Lapa Street Party is packed with partiers at weekends.
At fun Rio de Janeiro clubs such as Rio Scenarium, you can try your hand at a fwe samba steps without fear that snooty onlookers will be casting aspersions - in fact, the locals will be all to happy to help you master the moves.
Pool is another popular pastime in Rio, and upscale pool halls such as Lapa 40 Graus see locals queuing up to hear live music accompanying their game.
Stuffy, over formal bars aside, Rio nightlife virtually guarantees a fun time. And remember, what happens in Rio de Janeiro, stays in Rio de Janeiro.
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