Rio is one of the coolest cities on the planet, so it's no wonder that hip Rio de Janeiro bars and clubs are more than abundant.
The achingly cool can hang out at our number one pick, Londra at the Fasano Rio hotel, while Bar d'Hotel, at Marina All Suites, is another spot to see and be seen.
For a more down and dirty Rio de Janeiro nightlife experience, however, you'll need to head to Lapa.
Head here on a Friday night and make the Lapa Street Party the base for your night out, as you wander between the abundant hip Rio de Janeiro bars and clubs to be found here.
Samba, funk, hip hop and just about everything in between can be heard in the lively bars and clubs of Lapa, and the abundant flow of potent cocktails from the street sellers means that the party spirit doesn't die until dawn.
Avenida Delfim Moreira 696
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Rua Rita Ludolf 47, Leblon
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115 Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno
Avenida Mem de Sa 79, Centro
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Avenida Mem de Sa, No. 373
Rua das Marrecas 38, Lapa