Carioca da Gema
One of the first samba dance clubs in Lapa, this warm and intimate spot hosts some of the best samba bands in Rio. The main room unfolds as a large dance floor with the band playing at the front. Its unpretentious and relaxed atmosphere is perfect for newbies to samba to, so don’t feel shy trying to throw some samba-shaped moves on the dance floor. The waiters wander around the club with trays of drinks, freeing your time to enjoy the best in samba music, watch mesmerizing samba dancing or trying it out for yourself if you’re feeling brave.
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Centro, RJ, +55 21 3147 9000