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“Crowded, wall to wall people”
Review of Lapa 40 Graus

Lapa 40 Graus
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US$23.00*
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Skip the Line: Lapa Pub Crawl and Caipirinha...
Ranked #9 of 150 Nightlife in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

They card everyone so bring your passport or ID.
This establishment has 3 floors. The first floor has live music and you can order food and drinks. 2nd floor has various pool tables. 3rd floor has a d.j. playing popular Brazilian music.
Live music is on the 1st floor until approximately midnight. The 3rd floor does not open until 1 a.m.
Everybody migrates to the 3rd floor when it opens and it becomes crowded. Wall to wall people. No dancing. Maybe some swaying to the music.
Unless you go with a group of people you already know you will not be talking with anybody. Or meeting anybody new. It is literally wall-to-wall, shoulder to shoulder people.

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Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

We were deeply disappointed with this place having read great reviews beforehand. Initially we were refused entry for not having passport/ID with us. The ID applies to everyone and is not just to prove age. We returned to our hotel nearby to collect ID and paid 30 reals each to get in. Once inside there was karaoke going on on the ground floor. No other music on other floors. Drinks we reasonably priced but you had to hand over a drink credit card every time you wanted one and then paid for all drinks at the end of the night using the card at cashier desks at the back of the club. The paid card then acted as your exit visa. I prefer to pay as I go and have no idea what would happen if you lost the card. Entirely possible that a huge bill could be racked up in your name. As the evening progressed, a couple of live bands came on. No recognisable music to us. Presumably it was Brazilian. Anyway, nothing improved so we left. We'd read that this place played a mixture of European and Brazilian music and that different levels had different music. None of this was true on the night we were there.

Thank Tammy-loulou
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

This huge club is all about Brazilean music and Brazilean drinks, mixed with a great atmosphere without the dizzy crowds.

Thank Johan P
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

Excellent place, with great live music. It is an all Brazilian experience. Samba, caipirinha (the typical drink with fruit anda cachassa) and great energy. Avoid walking around, in the streets at night (go by taxi) and be careful with cameras, phones and wallets (the problem is not inside the place, but outside).

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Reviewed May 17, 2017

Went to celebrate a friend's birthday. Place was full but was able to get drinks and food easily. Live band with good Brazilian music playing.

Thank Miguel K
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