Palaphita Gavea

Also good Wed to Sun
Approach index: 5
Entrance: Varied
Get there at: 8pm
Ages 25 to 50
Dress hip

From the makers of the loungey Palaphita Kitch comes a hipper version in Gavea, with great dance floor and beautiful garden setting. Hot crowd with an explosive approach index.
Jockey Club in Gavea. Entrance next to Miguel Couto Hospital.

Street party

rua mercado pagode OK

Rua do Mercado

Also good all week
Approach index: 4
Entrance: Free
Get there at: 7pm
Ages 25 to 40
Dress casual
Happy hour central. A colonial part of downtown is the Rua do Mercado, which has pagode street parties every Friday evening. The area offers a dozen bars to hop around, with a square for the pagode get-together.
Rua do Mercado, Centro

Live Music

trapiche gamboa inside OK

Trapiche Gamboa

Also good on Fri & Sat
Approach index: 3
Entrance: Over R$25
Get there at: 10pm
Ages 25 to 65
Dress casual
Although hard to find, it offers true samba, chorinho and pagode and a very bouncy dance floor. Upstairs lounge and outdoor patio at the back, ideal for hot nights. Worth checking out, specially since the finger food is well made.
Rua Sacadura Cabral 155




Also good all week
Approach index: 4
Entrance: Free
Get there at: 9pm
Ages 25 to 40
Dress grunge
Brazilians are mostly republicans, but the 1% of democrats convene at Comuna, in true democrat trappings: artsy-fartsy brandless hipster clothes.
Rua sorocaba 585, Botafogo


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