If you’re looking for the best things to do in Rio de Janeiro after the sun sets, experiencing Brazilian nightlife and samba are at the top of the list. As one of the music capitals of Brazil, Rio features a wide variety of nightclubs, bars and venues with incredible live samba music.
Below, you will find Rio Samba Dancer’s recommendations on the best places to go in Rio. Feel free to choose a place and night to join our group. It’s an easy way to make new friends, learn how to dance and share your samba experience with different cultures. After the dance lesson, the tour guide will take you out on the town and will give local expertise on the best ways to enjoy your time in Rio.
Normally, we take our groups to the Rio Scenarium (see below) as it is by far one of the most famous places to go. Each night, crowds of people wait in long lines just to get in. But don’t worry, Rio Samba Dancer’s got connections—we cut the line.
To learn more about the greatest of the carioca nightlife, here are the top 8 places you must visit in Rio.