Rio de Janeiro has a reputation for unrivaled nightlife, but finding it is not as easy as it seems. From places where you can enjoy samba to nightclubs, Rio offers its visitors everything. Lapa is known to be the center of Rio de Janeiro’s nightlife. This city district is full of bars, pubs and nightclubs. It attracts a young audience and is popular among students thanks to promotional offers in clubs, but here you can find people of all generations. This is, we can say, a part of the city that is visited by tourists, so if you are looking for a local experience, then you should opt for other zones. You should also keep in mind that going out in Rio in the evening is a completely relaxed and very casual thing.
Centro has the best outdoor entertainment in town. Every weekend, the bands perform live music and the stands with food and drinks are extremely numerous, so the fun is guaranteed until the morning. For outdoor parties with samba live music, Latin rhythms and underground events, the best places to go on weekends are Praca XV (Instituto Cultural Ruinas), Arco de Teles and Rua do Ouvidor. On Fridays, opt for Pedro do Sal where only samba and jazz are listened to live on the streets. The experience is wonderful.
Santa Teresa is considered the bohemian district of Rio. Here you can see everything, from the luxury bar located inside the St. Teresa Hotel where you can enjoy a discreet setting, or choose a place like the Explorer Bar if you are a fan of a fancy place where cocktails are drunk. Bar do Mineiro and Armazém São Thiago are traditional Brazilian bars where you can drink traditional drinks and be served Brazilian snacks. Mercado das Pulgas organizes live samba every weekend.
No, we haven’t forgotten the famous Copacabana. There are numerous outdoor bars where visitors can enjoy until the morning but here you mostly come before the party and then continue to other city districts. New Mariuzinn, Fosfobox Bar Club and Glow Party are some of the places that offer great entertainment on Copacabana. Depending on what music you are listening to, choose the bar you want to go to. In general, beaches like Ipanema, Leblon and Gavea are unmistakable places when it comes to night outs because they really offer a lot for everyone's taste, so if you go to one of these beaches you won't go wrong. And we advise you to change them and so you will thoroughly get to know all the charms of Rio.
Botafogo has become an urban district with a large number of nightclubs where entertainment is guaranteed until the morning. The most popular clubs in this zone are
Bar Bukowski and Casa da Matriz. You will definitely not make a mistake if you visit some other clubs.
Take a walk through Rio, the city is very relaxed and we are sure you will find the area whose offer you like best. What is certain is that the parties are really relaxed and that everyone is always welcome so that wherever you go from the listed zones or bars you will not go wrong. Enjoy yourselves, you are in Brazil!