At Bip-Bip you can enjoy one of the most traditional sounds of Samba in Rio de Janeiro. This charming barzinho is so small they don’t even have a waiter, because they don’t need one; guests can retrieve their own ice-cold beers from the fridges when they arrive. Three tables put together form one long table for those who are lucky enough to get a seat, and when the talented musicians start playing, including the likes of Beth Carvalho and Nelson Sargento, everything comes to life. There’s lively and popular samba here every weekend, choro (short for chorinho, a romantic intimate samba) on Mondays and Tuesdays, and bossa nova every Wednesday.
Address and Telephone: Bip Bip, Rua Alm Gonçalves, 50 – Copacabana Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22060-040 – Brazil; 021 2267-9696