Samba do Trabalhador – A mecca for samba lovers

Now that the jam at Pedra do Sal got too popular and crowded, Samba do Trabalhador (“The workers’s samba jam”) is our go-to samba place on Monday nights.

This place is all about the music. It’s basic, but there is cold beer, traditional snacks, and beautiful music. What else do you need?


Samba do Trabalhador Details

Samba do Trabalhador, just like any religious service, takes place every week, except that in order to accommodate the working class people, whom typically works on Sundays, it takes place on Mondays between 17h and 22h.

It’s R$20 – significantly less than you would pay anywhere else for a good samba jam. Bring cash!

They have beer, caipirnihas and traditional Brazilian snacks, such as acaraje, pasteis, and bolinhos de bacalhao – check out our street food jont for a description of these snacks.

Check out their Facebook page.

Getting there

The jam takes place at Renascença Club in the Arandaí neighborhood (R. Barão de São Francisco, 54 - Andarai, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20560-032, Brazil).

We like to take Metro Line 1 or 4 all the way to Uruguai (the last station. Do not confuse it with Uruguaiana). Then, take a short 5 minute taxi ride to the club.

You can also take Uber or Cabify all the way there and back.

More videos about Samba do Trabalhador

Check out the awesome band at Samba do Trabalhador, led by the samba-icon Moacyr Luz


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