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Nightclubs, Bars & Cafes



The bar is located in the upmarket location of Ipanema. It has attractive interiors with a dance floor and DJ's that play American music. Try their exciting cocktails and delicious sushi.

Address: R. Barão da Torre, 354 - Ipanema Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel.: +55 21 2227 1354


Nuth Lounge Bar ( Visit Site )

This lounge and bar with tropical interiors is based on the theme of Atlantic forests of Brazil. Green plants and palms decorate the lounge giving it a jungle feel. Try their variety of cocktail drinks along with snacks such as Caipirinhas, Sticks de Frutas Tropicais, Caprioska de limao, Bluenuth, Steak ao poiure vert, Caprioska Morango.

Address: Avenida Armando Lombardi, 999 - Barra da Tijuca Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel.: +55 21 3575 6850


00 (Zero Zero) ( Visit Site )

Restaurant, bar, night club, lounge… these are just some of the services offered at 00 Rio de Janeiro, a place where charm, refinement and great service unite, winning over the locals, visitors and foreigners in general. With an innovative and hybrid project, this establishment consists of an outdoor garden, a restaurant with contemporary cuisine, and a modern dance floor, creating the perfect atmosphere for meeting up with friends as well as romantic dinners.

Address: Av. Padre Leonel França, 240 - Gávea Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel.: +55 21 2540 8041 / 8042
Opening hours: Tues. & Thurs.: opens at 11pm, Fri. and Sat.: opens at 9pm; and Sun. at 5pm.


Casa da Gávea ( Visit Site )

Commonly known as Baixo da Gávea, this is one of the most popular bars in Rio. Jam packed on weekends, a social gathering at this bar will certainly make your celebrations unforgettable.

Address: Praça Santos Dumont, 116 - Gávea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel.: +55 21 2239 7494


Shenanigan's Irish Pub ( Visit Site )

A traditional Irish pub, Shenanigan's provides Irish food, drink and music. Explore their range of cold beer, tap beer, conventional bottled beer, wines and champagnes, whiskeys and shots. Also on the menu are some tasty snacks like sandwiches, pastas, burgers.

Address: R. Visc. de Pirajá, 112 - Ipanema Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel.: +55 21 2540 0870


Bar d'Hotel ( Visit Site )

Bar d'Hotel offers friendly service and a great view of the ocean. Serving Italian food, their cocktails like 'Sake Caipirinha', 'Champagne cocktail' and the 'Lemon sorbet mixer' are sure shot hits.

Address: Av. Delfim Moreira, 696 - Leblon - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel.: +55 21 2172 1112


Palaphita Kitch ( Visit Site )

Located next to the lake, this open air bar with a difference is decorated with bamboo furniture and flickering light torches for an eco-friendly and striking atmosphere. A popular nightspot, Palaphita Kitch is the place to get some exciting range of cocktails.

Address: Av. Epitácio Pessoa s/n, Quiosque 20,Parque do Cantagalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel.: +55 21 7841 7843


Academia da Cachaca ( Visit Site )

A popular bar cum restaurant in Rio, Academia da Cachaca serves about 500 varieties of cocktails and Caiparinhas. Its menu primarily consists of North East Brazilian food complemented by some great alcoholic drinks. Their passion fruit Caiparinha is recommended.

Address: R. Conde Bernadotte, 26 - Leblon Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Address: Av. Armando Lombardi, 800 - Barra da Tijuca Rio de Janeiro - RJ 22640-000, Brazil
Tel.: +55 21 2239 1542, +55 21 2493 7956, +55 21 2492 1159


Melt Bar

Located in the posh location of Carioca, Melt Bar is full of character with striking interiors inspired by New York lounge bars. The bar also comes with a dance floor and pumping music that will keep you dancing all night long. It offers a cosmopolitan menu combining American and Mexican cuisine. Try their cocktails, Belgian beers and Caiparoskas.

Address: R. Rita Ludolf, 47 - Leblon Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel.: +55 21 2249 9309


Bardot ( Visit Site )

This unique bar allows locals to play the saxophone for the crowd. Along with wine and whisky, also do try the local drink, Caiparinhas. Happy hour is on Mondays.

Address: R. Dias Ferreira, 247 - Leblon Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel.: +55 21 2274 5590

Live Music

Rio de Janeiro is well-known for its vivacious nightlife and live music is an integral part of it. There are many nightspots that play great music and are open throughout the night.


Casa da Matriz ( Visit Page )

Located in a small house with two dance floors, bars and lounge rooms, it is visited by the young crowd. The clubs play music like indie rock, pop-rock, R&B music, funk, hip hop, samba, Brazilian popular music, drum and bass, reggae and break beat. The place also offers a t-shirt store to buy one and keep as a memory from Brazil.

Address: R. Henrique de Novaes, 107 - Botafogo Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel.: +55 21 2226 6342


Carioca da Gema ( Visit Site )

Carioca da Gema, famous in Rio for its live music, starts kicking only after 11 p.m. It plays Samba & Chorniho music from Monday to Saturday. All kinds of appetizers, snacks and beverages are also available.

Address: Av. Mem de Sá, 79 - Lapa Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel.: +55 21 2221 0043


Rio Scenarium

Spread over three floors, the ground floor has a restaurant and the second level includes a club. The club plays live samba and choro music from Tuesday to Saturday.

Address: R. do Lavrádio, 20 - Centro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel.: +55 21 3147 9000


Clube dos Democraticos

One of the oldest clubs in Rio, Clube dos Democraticos plays forró, roda de samba, gafieira, MPB and choro from Wednesday to Saturday. During the Carnival season, you can get to be a part of their live samba acts presented on the spacious dance floor.

Address: R. Riachuelo, 91 - Centro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel.: +55 21 2252 4611


Trapiche Gamboa ( Visit Site )

Opened in 2004, this nightclub is filled with Carioca music lovers who shake the dance floor to the samba rhythm. Tap your feet to the beat of Brazilian music as you relax yourself with a cold beer and a pastel. This place is one of the gay-friendly clubs in Gamboa.

Address: R. Sacadura Cabral, 155 - Saúde Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel.: +55 21 2233 9276