Bars: Central Rio de Janeiro

Bar do Bonde
Typical carioca bar (Boteco) in the famous Santa Teresa bairro, serving cold beer and small dishes of typical food. Free wifi. Tuesday to Friday 18:00-close Saturday and Sunday 14:00-close. Rua Almirante Alexandrino 1458E, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro
Teatro Odisseia Dance Club
6000 square feet of floor space in a restored, three story former grocery store originally built in 1907. Live music (forro, samba, MPB, Rock) followed by DJs. Young audience. Open Tuesday to Sunday 22:00-05:00. Av Mem de Sa 66, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro.
Bar Luiz
Typical German food (kassler, eisbein, Wiener wurst) and great cold beer in Rios oldest bar (established in 1887). Very popular stop for Rios downtown office workers on their way home. Rua da Carioca 39, Centro, Rio de Janeiro.
Rio Scenarium Dance Club
Appeals to adults of all ages, musical tastes and cultural backgrounds.A great place for singles, couples, families or groups of friends to enjoy the amazing atmosphere, the music and the casual food menu. Rua do Lavradio 20, Lapa,Rio de Janeiro
Estudantina Musical
Traditonal Brazilian dance house, plays samba and other Brazilian rithms. No flip-flops, shorts or shirtless people allowed. Praca Tiradentes 79, Centro, 20060-070, Rio de Janeiro.
Bar do Gomez - Armazem Sao Thiago
Late 19th century grocery store turned famous Santa Teresa Bar (Boteco). Original Interior that reminds of Paris in the 1920s. Typical carioca food served with traditional ice-cold beer or soft drinks. Rua Aurea 26, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro.
Carioca da Gema
Bar - Pizzeria with live samba music. According to Frommers one of the best little venues in town. Delivery service. Opens on Monday to Friday: 18:00, Saturdays: 21:00, Holidays: 20:00. Avenida Mem de Sa 79, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, 20230-150.
Symbol Club
The Symbol Club is dedicated to revitalize the nightlife in downtown Rio with a varied musical program that attracts a diverse audience. Saturday, is singles only night. No shorts or tank tops. Avenida Almirante Barroso 139 F, Centro, Rio de Janeiro.
Bar dos Descasados
Part of the Santa Teresa hotel. Great place to enjoy a romantic sunset and have one of the special cocktails, liquors or light meals the Lounge has to offer. Open every day from 11:00 to 23:30. Rua Almirante Alexandrino 660, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro.
Bar do Mineiro
A little piece of Minas Gerais in Santa Teresa and one of the most folcloric bars in the city. Typical Mineiro and carioca food in a laid back, informal but festive ambiance. Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno 99, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro.
Ernesto Bar & Restaurant
Established in 1934. Traditional Brazilian and German cuisine and a casual and relaxed atmosphere. live music on Wednesdays and Fridays. Largo da Lapa 41, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro.
Lapa 40 Graus Sinuca & Gafieira
Unique venue with 3 floors 2 of which are dedicated to sinuka (Brazilian snooker) and 1 (top floor) to the samba. Sandwiches and other snacks served. the club also has WiFi. Rua do Riachuelo 97, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro.
Choperia Brazooka - Lapa
Popular drinking spot of 20 and 30 something crowd. Even with 4 floors, the place is usually packed. Cold beer, great Brazilian music completed with tasty food and a few pool tables make for a winning combination. Rua Mem de Sa 70, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro
Lapa Irish Pub
Traditional Irish beers and apetizers, sandwiches and fish and chips. Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro. Opens at 17:00.
Bar da Boa
The official bar of Antarctica beer in Lapa since December 2010. Relatively new bar, serving up a classic recipe of cold beer and hot samba. Its common to have a waiting line to get in, even early in the evening. Av. Mem de Sa 69, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro.