Steeped in samba and studded in sequins, Rio de Janeiro knows how to party. Home to the world’s largest Carnival and South America’s most illustrious hotel, few places boast the legacy of the Cidade Maravilhosa — or “Marvelous City.” In the shadow of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, overlooking the picturesque mountainous islands sprinkled throughout Guanabara Bay, there’s hardly a more idyllic setting for the celebration. And this year is a bigger party than ever as 2023 marks the 100th anniversary of the Copacabana Palace, the legendary hotel favored by countless celebrities — like Marilyn Monroe, Walt Disney, Princess Diana and Mick Jagger, to name a few — and the setting of dozens of famous movies, including the first on-screen pairing of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. But Rio isn’t just the place where celebrities go to party, it’s also where samba music, cachaça liquor and good vibes flow freely. This is a city that proudly flaunts its rowdy reputation in glitzy nightclubs as much as dingy dive bars, quirky pubs and open-air music venues. Keep reading to discover a few of our favorites.