Samba drumming, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

There are many bars around Rio where you can enjoy live Samba drumming (©People Images/iStock)

Carioca da Gema

One of the longest established samba clubs and daytime cafés in Lapa, with the cream of the live bands and, if you arrive early, sit-down tables. Great little pre-show pizza restaurant upstairs.


Av Mem de Sá 79
Rio de Janeiro -

Map of Carioca da Gema