Fans of samba music may wish to explore beyond Lapa and head towards the Praça Mauá, in Rio’s historic port district. Housed in a classic 19th-century "sobrado" (a two-story walk-up), Trapiche Gamboa draws a very loyal crowd of samba lovers who come for the great performances in a beautiful venue. An added bonus is that tickets rarely cost more than R$20. The bands usually play a combination of their own repertoire, peppered with classic and contemporary samba hits, with the lively audience belting out the words. Between sets, enjoy a cold beer and some classic Brazilian bar snacks.
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro› Nightlife
Rua Sacadura Cabral 155, close to the Praça Mauá
Our Rating Neighborhood Centro Hours Doors open Tues–Fri 6.30pm, Sat 8.30pm, shows start at 8.30pm, at 10.30pm on Fri-Sat Transportation Taxi recommended Phone 21/2516-0868 Prices Cover R$12–R$20, depending on show Web site Trapiche Gamboa
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