Enjoy a night out on the town at 2 of Rio’s most hopping evening destinations. First, learn to mix up a cool and refreshing caipirhina cocktail at Mangue Seco, and then dance the night away at the eclectic and energetic Rio Scenarium.
After being picked up from your hotel, make your way through the trendy Lapa neighborhood to the Cachaçaria Mangue Seco. Located in a renovated 19th-century building, this lively bar and restaurant is the perfect place to learn how to mix up the perfect Brazilian caipirhina. Taste the sugarcane-distilled spirit cachaça, then grab a drink or caipirhina of your own—it’s Brazil’s national drink—and listen to the live music of 2 different Brazilian bands.
From there, make your way to the Rio Scenarium—one of the city’s most well-known live samba halls—to soak up the enthusiastic music from any of the hall’s 3 antique-bedecked floors. Dance and enjoy the atmosphere in an upbeat crowd of locals and visitors alike.
If you choose to include dinner with your evening on the town, savor Brazilian dishes like moqueca—fish cooked in coconut oil—along with an extra beverage at Cachaçaria Mangue Seco.