Nights at Lapa

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Birthplace of the "malandro" lifestyle ("malandragem" is a term for a lifestyle of idleness, fast living and petty crime) in the past, the Lapa neighborhood is today a landmark of the city. A bohemian point sprinkled with nightclubs, bars and pubs which welcome visitors with traditional music such as samba, pagode, choro and Brazilian Popular Music. 

Photo: Isabela Kassow / Diadorim Ideias
Mem de Sá Avenue is dotted with bars which offer draft beer and snacks as well as great music. On weekends, streets are closed for traffic, securing the area for pedestrians and stalls. Tourists, couples and young people spend their time in streets and alleys of Lapa, along its colonial style houses and the Lapa Arches. 

 Photo: Isabela Kassow / Diadorim Ideias.

General Information


Thursday to Sunday

Address: Arcos da Lapa
Opening hours:

9pm until the last bar closes

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