Many people consider Trapiche Gamboa to be one of Rio’s best destinations to hear live samba music. In the music area, there is no stage that separates the audience from the musicians. That allows them to mingle, creating a truly festive event. Trapiche Gamboa has been opened since 2004. It’s a multistory building, built back in the colonial days. The crowd is friendly, and the staff always serves decent appetizers. It’s never too formal, always just casual enough. If anything in Rio offers a guarantee of a good time, it’s a night of samba at Trapiche Gamboa.