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Bip Bip

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Amazing tiny authentic bar - the real Rio.

This place is pure Rio spirit. Professionals, semi professional and local musicians and singers get... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Nick N
Lisbon, Portugal
Locals jamming samba, authentic snd enjoyable

You sit outside on the sidewalk, and serve your own drinks out of the fridges. Bio Bip just... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Rua Almirante Goncalves 50 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22060-040, Brazil
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

We turned up after a meal for a nice drink. The owner was nothing short of appalling. He was rude and made us feel completely unwelcome even though we had only come for a drink. He kept pointing at us and in the end we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank t0mduffy
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This place is pure Rio spirit. Professionals, semi professional and local musicians and singers get together in the tiniest of bars for Bossa Nova and other latin rhythms. Get drinks from the back of the bar and pay at the end on a tab run...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nick N
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

You sit outside on the sidewalk, and serve your own drinks out of the fridges. Bio Bip just celebrated 50 years of activity. It is just a half block off the main drag on Copacabana.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 703maryt
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Food - we didn't eat Cleanliness - 4 Staff - self service Location - 4 Other positives - this is a unique place to say the least. It's basically a shop and you help yourself to drinks. The guy who owns it is a character,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank 5redleader
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

I went all the way to Rio to explore bossa nova. If you are a bossa nova lover, visit there on Wednesday night.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Hellen K
Reviewed June 25, 2017

This is a true Brazilian boteco, Local musicians play a mix of samba and bossa nova, the music and atmosphere is amazing but the bar is all about the music, respect the music and the musicians, you don't yell or talk loudly you go here...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank AnalkiaKF
Reviewed December 20, 2016

Go to Bip Bip to hear some great bossa nova, choro and samba. Musicians come and go, and the music continues. The place is minute, but the musicians, playing there are great. Make sure you stay there to hear Alfredinho give a speech about the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
3  Thank GaneDJ
Reviewed December 18, 2016

Went to Rio in April 2016 with my entire family. Tried to find Bip Bip one night because my dad and son both play guitar but there was nothing where Bip Bip was meant to be, we were using the GPS on our phones too.

Date of experience: April 2016
4  Thank Pearl_Yellow_Star
Reviewed October 29, 2016

creedle of many new brasilian styles one small bar, tree tables all chairs are taken by musicians, custumors are on the sidewalk with drinks in the hand special good (free) music

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank euronald
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Turned up on a Sunday evening and could not sit on street. Apparently a local licence issue. Group of musicians jamming. Music was initially rubbish until a musician left. Then some other ones drifted in and it became lively and good. Drinks are taken from...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank rodneyc692
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The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional
and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood
is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and
traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of
everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs,
chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and
more live side-by-side. There are options for all
price points and tastes. However, the most powerful
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Rumpa G
Another samba Q ? (6 Replies)
Hi everyone, We are going to be in Rio for 4 nights at the end of the month.....saturday night we are definitely going to Rio Scenarium, do you think it would be wise to make a reservation for 2 people ? Where do we go on Sunday & monday evening - Carioca da Gema \ Vinicius Piano Bar \Bip Bip \ TribOz Jazz club or do a show like Ginga Tropical ? We would love to go to a dance school like Salgueiro and Mangueira but i dont think they start rehearsals in Aug, do they ? Please give...More
July 31, 2015|
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Hi, no one has a response to my Q ?
Washington DC, District of Columbia
dinner reservations (0 Replies)
Any suggestions on dinner reservations for Christmas? Also, is the Meza Bar and Bip Bip and must do while in Rio? Thank you
December 01, 2010|
Washington DC
Musical Tour of Rio (2 Replies)
Hi there, I'm heading to Rio at the ned of the month and want to soak up as much samba, MPB and forro as possible, without breaking the bank. This is my lineup of clubs for the week. Please advise if this looks like a good sampling of local music. One thing missing from this list is what I'd call--for lack of a Brazilian equivalent-- "indie rock," or new experimental music. Are there clubs that specialize in that type of thing in Rio? Also are there any places besides the Vinicius...More
May 13, 2009|
Response fromdcjourno|
Thanks Gabriela! This was very helpful. The website about the Lapa music is terrific. My girlfriend and I will be in Rio from May 23 through June 1. She actually lived in Rio for a year when she was a kid but doesn't remember much Portuguese, unfortunately >:-( Anyway, we'll definitely be going to hear a lot of music that week. Would be great to meet up. I'll give you a heads up and let you know what we're planning. obrigado, Matt