- Almirante Gonçalves 50 Copacabana
- from 6pm, closed Thu
Lonely Planet review for Bip Bip
For years, Bip Bip has been one of the city's favorite spots to catch a live roda de samba (informal samba played around a table). Although it's just a storefront with a few battered tables, as the evening progresses the tree-lined neighborhood becomes the backdrop to serious jam sessions, with music and revelers spilling into the street. The schedule at the time of writing was samba on Thursday and Sunday at 8pm, choro (short for chorinho – romantic, intimate samba) on Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:30pm and bossa nova on Monday at 9pm.