When it comes to nightlife in Rio, expect the unexpected. New bars and clubs embrace trends from karaoke to pool, via hip hop and funk, and you never quite know where the next place to see and be seen will be. We have selected the latest Rio de Janeiro bars and nightclubs that look like they are here for the duration, including our super-glamorous number one pick, the Bar do Copa at Copacabana Palace Hotel.
Those on a more down to earth budget will appreciate the opportunity to drink on the beach until the early hours thanks to the smart new bars and kiosks that line Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, while Waxy's Irish Bar is becoming an integral part of the social scene for foreign visitors looking to eat some 'pub grub, catch a sports match or just enjoy the opportunity to speak English.
Rock fans can head bang to their heart's content at Heavy Rock Pizzeria, while Bar Funil is proving a welcome addition to Lapa's live samba scene.
Meanwhile, the Devassa chain has proved a huge commercial success, with new venues springing up across the city, and its own range of beers promoted by none other than Paris Hilton.
Avenida Atlântica, 1702
Copacabana Palace Hotel
Rua Vinicius de Moraes 716
1241 Avenida General San Martin, Leblon
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Avenida Mem de Sa, No. 373
10 Rua Voluntários da Pátria