The word "sinuca" may be a Brazilian Portuguese take on the English word "snooker," but this actually refers to the American game of pool. It is very popular with young crowd in Rio, and Sinuca da Lapa is one of the best spots for a game or two. Entrance is free, although you'll have to pay a few reias for each game. The place is spacious, and the bar is well-stocked. Right at the heart of Lapa, this unpretentious spot is a great place to socialize even for those who aren't good at pool.
- Open Hours: Sunday to Saturday from 05:00 PM to 03:00 AM
- Accept Credit Card: visa, mastercard, amex
- Nearest Train: Cinelândia