A terrific oceanfront bar and restaurant with a 1920s art deco vibe. Spacious outdoor seating makes for an excellent pit stop after a day on the beach with friends or a destination after sunset.
A casual restaurant and bar in a garden setting on the second and third floor of an old colonial building. Nightlife in Santa Teresa is lively and casual, centered around a few bars on this street, some with live music. The party tends to spill out into the street and is easy to join.
A local institution since 1956 for drinks and classic Brazilian dishes like carne seca and picanha steak. The clientele is relaxed and happy, and the open-air setting lends the dining room a street party feel.
When in Rio...hit a samba club. At this one, locals sing along with the band and the tourists, who blend right in. Don't be intimidated by the dancers; just get going. Best after 10 p.m.