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Lapa 40 Graus
Type: Dance Club, Late Night / After Hours, Live Music, Local Picks
The biggest - literally - nightlife option in Lapa is a four-floor behemoth offering live music, restaurant dining, several bars and pool tables. The Lapa hotspot (the name is a reference to the... Read More
The biggest - literally - nightlife option in Lapa is a four-floor behemoth offering live music, restaurant dining, several bars and pool tables. The Lapa hotspot (the name is a reference to the city's searing summer temperatures) celebrates its 10 year anniversary in 2017, and has been a huge hit with well-to-do locals since its inception. An old mansion home close to the Lapa arches has been transformed into a nightclub, pool hall, restaurant and live music venue, spread over four floors and open until 5am. While there are several bars, stages for rock and pop shows, live samba and DJs, Lapa 40 Graus first made its name as an upmarket place to come and shoot 'Sinuca' - Brazilian snooker. Pool, and even billiards, are options for those who don't fancy trying their hand at the Brazilian game.
Rua Riachuelo 97
Rio de Janeiro,
- Lapa's Best Nightlife, Dance Clubs: "Queues stretch along the street on Friday and Saturday evenings - come here early if you want to avoid the long lines"
- Best for Lapa's Best Nightlife Because: Lapa 40 Graus packs a lot into one building - a good option on rainy evenings when bar-hopping loses its appeal
- Best for Dance Clubs Because: This is one of Lapa's biggest and liveliest music clubs, with a varied musical menu.