Palaphita Gávea

Bar in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

Overlooking the Jockey Club Brasileiro, this sprawling open-air bar and party space is a wonderful mess of rustic wooden structures, thatch-roofed bars and scattered-about handmade furniture. It draws a young, animated crowd most evenings and is a great place at which to end the night. On racing days, you can even place bets here and watch the horses thunder past.

From Thursday through Saturday (11pm to 5am), DJs spinning at the attached nightclub Palaphita Privê draw dance-loving crowds from across the Zona Sul.