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Espaço Lapa Café
Type: Bar, Dance Club, Live Music, Local Picks
In the heart of Lapa but a little off the main drinking and dancing circuit, this lively cafe-bar-cultural center is a top spot for a daytime coffee and cakes or a night time drink and a spin on the... Read More
In the heart of Lapa but a little off the main drinking and dancing circuit, this lively cafe-bar-cultural center is a top spot for a daytime coffee and cakes or a night time drink and a spin on the artfully-appointed dance floor. The list of craft beers - including the house-brewed 'Cerveja da Lapa' is one of the most extensive in the city, and the cocktails go well beyond the standard caipirinha. The extensive space inside a refurbished colonial mansion also houses a gallery showcasing the works of talented local artists, and regular live music events span a varied musical spectrum that attracts a mixed-age, mixed-nationality crowd. The vibe is laid back and cool without being pretentious, and feels a little less manic than many Lapa hangouts - it closes early by local standards, too, making this a good place to start the night.
Avenida Gomes Freire, 453/457
Rio de Janeiro,
- Lapa's Best Nightlife: "The beer menu spans several pages and takes in over 300 imported and local varieties - perfect accompanied by some of the tasty bar snacks on offer."
- Best for Lapa's Best Nightlife Because: Lapa Cafe has become known as a unique space for chilled out nights with a cool cultural edge.