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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), despite it being just a storefront with a few battered tables. As the evening progres…
Live Music in Copacabana & Leme

Beco das Garrafas

Come to this club to connect to a small part of Brazilian history – and a big part of musical lore. It was on this lane where Tom Jobim and other innovators first unveiled bossa nova in the 1960s. Shuttered for year…
Live Music in Copacabana & Leme

Bottles Bar

Run by the same folks behind the Beco das Garrafas next door, Bottles is a shoebox-sized club that features a line-up of bossa nova and samba performers. The intimate setting is perfect for a mellow evening in Copac…
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Cine Joia

Hidden in the lower level of a shopping complex, this small, charming cinema screens a mix of Brazilian and independent fare, as well as the odd Hollywood movie. There are a few cafes in the same complex.
Performing Arts in Copacabana & Leme

Sala Municipal Baden Powell

One of the few music halls in the Zona Sul, the 500-seat Sala Municipal Baden Powell hosts a broad range of concerts throughout the year, with MPB and jazz figuring prominently.
Performing Arts in Copacabana & Leme

Espaço SESC

Hosting an excellent assortment of theater and dance performances, Espaço SESC is a bulwark of the Copacabana arts scene. The repertoire tends toward the experimental and avant garde, particularly during annual danc…
Cinema in Copacabana & Leme


One of Copacabana's only cinemas is a fine retreat when the weather sours. The Roxy shows the usual films on wide release.