Nightlife in Urca, Rio de Janeiro is not the liveliest in the city. The quiet, tranquil neighborhood of Urca is more about quiet strolls and chilled out drinking than hardcore partying, but there are plenty of good Rio de Janeiro bars and clubs within easy reach by bus or taxi.
Our number one pick, Bar & Restaurante Urca, is the perfect place for early evening drinks and a bite to eat, while Garota da Urca gets packed with a friendly crowd at weekends.
Nightlife in Urca gets a major boost during the Brazilian summer, when a series of live music events takes place at Morro da Urca, Sugar Loaf's little sister mountain, while nearby Botafogo has a good programme of live music at Canecao, and a good alternative clubbing scene at spots such as Cinematheque and Bar Bukowski.
Also within a 10-minute bus ride from Urca are glamorous spots such as Bar da Copa in Copacabana, along with Rio's liveliest party scene in Lapa.
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