Bip Bip

entertainment-nightlife / Other

Lonely Planet review

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, Friday and Sunday, choro (short for chorinho – romantic, intimate samba) on Monday and Tuesday, and bossa nova on Wednesday. Music kicks off around 8pm.