7 Spots To Visit In Lapa, The Most Traditional Night District In Brazil

The Selaron steps are known worldwide for their vibrant colors and picturesque architecture. What many don’t realize is that they are located in Lapa, the main night district of Rio.

With bars, nightclubs and restaurants surrounding the streets of this historic neighborhood, Lapa offers a variety of options for all tastes.

The region has become increasingly touristy but for many it is a great place to enjoy the nightlife after spending a day visiting other touristic places in Rio.

We’ve rounded-up 7 of the best places in Lapa you should visit when in Rio de Janeiro. On the list, there are restaurants, nightclubs and bars.

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This beautiful nightclub in Lapa is a mix of a restaurant, dance club, bar and concert venue. Every week, they offer different attractions, so check their website to see the schedule.

Rio Scenarium

Leviano Bar attracts different cultures, and they can listen to different types of music, including Brazilian, Colombian, Mexican, Reggae, Hip Hop and so on.

Leviano Bar

Located in the heart of Lapa, this pub & bar offers great Brazilian cuisine, with tasty appetizers, empanadas and grilled meats.

Boteco da Garrafa

This two-story colonial mansion is one of the most traditional strongholds of samba nights in Rio. It is divided into four areas: main hall, balcony, terrace and second floor.

Carioca da Gema

Bar da Lapa is a high concept bar owned by Antarctica Brewery, a popular beer brand in Brazil. The space mixes contemporary features with classic elements.

Bar da Lapa

This bar is known for its delicious sandwiches pizzas, as well as for its snacks and Brazil’s northeastern dishes.The bar offers a chill environment, and has beautiful decor inside.

Antonio's Bar

Located in a former colonial mansion from the 19th century,  Mangue Seco is a bar, restaurant and cachaça store with more than 100 labels of craft cachaça.

Mangue Seco

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