Center of Rio
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First reviewed by Tablet
Lapa is home to some of the best food and nightlife that Rio has to offer. This is the Rio you imagined - it's filled with dance halls with live music and sweaty, sexy brazilians. Don't fear if you can't dance - someone will take on the challenge of getting you to Samba.
Lapa has a graet vibe these days. Rio Scenarium is always fun, but also a lot of the small bars in the area are great for live samba and drinks
Where else in the world can you find live samba, forro, MPB, jazz, punk. reggae, and cover bands playing Doobie Brothers, Cream and the Ramones in a couple of square blocks?