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if you like your nightlife with an alternative, leftfield edge, Casa da Matriz should be your first port of call. DJs spin an eclectic mix of tunes that takes in everything from 1960s Tropicalia to... Read More
if you like your nightlife with an alternative, leftfield edge, Casa da Matriz should be your first port of call. DJs spin an eclectic mix of tunes that takes in everything from 1960s Tropicalia to 1990s hip hop, via punk, funk and soul, and the place throngs with students and other hip young things at weekends. There's even an 'indie karaoke' night where you can sing along to the likes of Joy Division, Nirvana, the Pixies and the Smiths. For a night out with any number of musical twists and turns, this is a top spot. Dress-wise, think hipster chic rather than sexy sambista.
- Best for Night Clubs Because: Kooky and cool, Casa da Matriz is the hangout of choice for Rio's young and hipped up.
- Best for Dance Clubs Because: This hipster hangout attracts a clued-up crowd of revelers looking for DJ sets with an edge
- Best for Nightlife near Estádio do Maracanã Because: An eclectic playlist makes this nightclub a favorite with students and other fashionable young things.
- Best for Live Music Because: The live acts here range from samba and bossa nova to rock and indie, making it popular with a wide range of music fans.