Where to Party
- Carnival: The first obvious stop for those who love a good dance party is the Rio Carnival, happening every February in the city's Sambadrome with the celebration ending in street parties full of costumes and drinks.
- Rio Scenarium: Tourists rate this big colonial house in the center of Rio the best spot to get a true samba nightclub experience.
- Carioca da Gema: Expect live music at this Lapa bar that's open seven days a week. Put your dancing shoes on — the samba here is almost professional.