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Bars and nightlife in Rio de Janeiro

Top bars

Music Venue
“A little expensive, and catering to tourists, but this place really is a MUST SEE for anyone that would like to see live Brazilian music of various styles in a beautiful setting. The club is in a historic building, several stories tall, with an incredible assortment of antiques for decoration.”
  • 322 locals recommend
Bar
“Sit outside on the “wall” for a cold year and “pastel”! Inside may be quite cramped depending on the day...”
  • 236 locals recommend
Dive Bar
“It doesn’t get more carioca than this place. Located in a charming street near the beach, it serves great local food combined with great atmosphere. Definitely recommend!”
  • 180 locals recommend
Bar
“Try Patanisca and or Pastel with a cold beer! This is a local bar, full of people standing on the street!”
  • 173 locals recommend
Nightclub
“A young, vibrant nightclub with a bar & pool tables, plus a dance floor with live samba & sertanejo. lapa40graus.com.br”
  • 140 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Cervantes is often called a Copacabana "institution", which happens to be a very accurate description. Older male waiters wearing white coats and black bow ties serve large sandwiches to hungry, often intoxicated diners, from noon until 3-5am every day of the week.”
  • 163 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the spots where the bohemian intellectuals used to hang out in the 1960s. Open 20 hs a day, great anytime but especially at night, to have a beer before going out or a nightcap. A must go spot”
  • 154 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Oysters, mussels and meats, plus exotic gin and draft drinks in cosmopolitan art deco space.”
  • 132 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Nightclub
“A young, vibrant nightclub with a bar & pool tables, plus a dance floor with live samba & sertanejo. lapa40graus.com.br”
  • 140 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Um dos melhores clubes do Brasil, tocando o que há de tendência no mundo da música. One of the best night clubs in Brazil, playing the best of Deep House.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Bar
“Rock 'n Roll Nigth Club. If you enter in facebook comunity could get a discount in the ticket.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Fosfobox constantly seeks out the new, and often underground, trends in electronica music. Fosfobox mainly showcases talented local DJs who pump out Electronica infused rock and dance music 7 nights a week. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Cozy gay club, with a beautiful crowd, nice pop hits and bar integrated to the dancefloor.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Favela bar and restaurant, monthly jazz night (1st Friday of the month), breathtaking view, cash only. Touristic place”
  • 30 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Founded in 1996, this is the oldest rock bar in Rio. Its two small dance floors are among the favorite of young cariocas. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Night Club
“O melhor da gastronomia esta aqui, encontraram variedades de frutos do mar.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Music venues

Theater
“It is an Opera House , Orchestra and Ballet in Downtown Area. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful and Important Theaters in Latin America. Check it out and also get informed about the guide visit and/or events. ”
  • 271 locals recommend
Music Venue
“A little expensive, and catering to tourists, but this place really is a MUST SEE for anyone that would like to see live Brazilian music of various styles in a beautiful setting. The club is in a historic building, several stories tall, with an incredible assortment of antiques for decoration.”
  • 322 locals recommend
Event Space
“Arena Olímpica do Rio / Rio Olympic Arena / Arena Olímpica de Río - Stage of the artistic gymnastics, trampolining gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and wheelchair basketball, the arena will continue to be used for sporting events and concerts. This year, the Artistic Gymnastics Training Centre was added to the venue, with 1,400 m² and managed by COB.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Um dos melhores clubes do Brasil, tocando o que há de tendência no mundo da música. One of the best night clubs in Brazil, playing the best of Deep House.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Place to watch big concerts and also small parties, check out the monthly program to choose!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Historic Site
“maybe the best samba you could ask for. on the streets of gamboa. on mondays from 19 to eternity...lol”
  • 85 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Check out and see if there is anything happening there during your stay. If there is, it is definitely a place to go to”
  • 56 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The largest modern concert hall in South America, being the home of 'Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira' (Brazilian Symphony Orchestra).”
  • 66 locals recommend
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