Nightlife & the Arts in Rio de Janeiro

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Nightlife Overview
Name Category Location
 
00 (Zero Zero)
Alongside the Gávea Planetarium, 00 is at once a...
Music Clubs The Lush Inland
 
Academia da Cachaça
Not merely the place in Rio to try caipirinhas...
Bars Ipanema and Leblon
 
Acadêmicos do Salgueiro
The samba school Salguiero holds its pre-Carnival...
Dance Rio de Janeiro
 
Bar D'Hotel
It's hard to escape the fact that this is just a...
Bars Ipanema and Leblon
 
Bar do Gomez
Officially Armazem São Thiago, this neighborhood...
Bars Santa Teresa and Lapa
 
Bar do Mineiro
By far the liveliest of Santa Teresa's many...
Bars Santa Teresa and Lapa
 
Bar Garota de Ipanema
This is the original Garota (there are branches...
Bars Ipanema and Leblon
 
Beija-Flor
The several-times winner of Rio's annual Samba...
Dance Rio de Janeiro
 
Belmonte
If you find yourself in need of refreshment...
Bars Flamengo and Botafogo
 
Bip Bip
Here the roda de samba—where musicians sit and...
Bars Copacabana
 
Bracarense
A trip to Bracarense after a hard day on the...
Bars Ipanema and Leblon
 
Canecão
The traditional venue for big names on the...
Music Rio de Janeiro
 
Carioca da Gema
A favorite among local sambistas, Carioca da...
Music Clubs Santa Teresa and Lapa
 
Caroline Cafe
One of several laid-back bars in the Jardim...
Bars The Lush Inland
 
Casa Da Matriz
With its multi-room layout, old-school arcade...
Music Clubs Flamengo and Botafogo
 
Casa Rosa
A former brothel in a bright-pink mansion in the...
Music Clubs The Lush Inland
 
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil
Formerly the headquarters of the Banco do...
Theater Rio de Janeiro
 
Centro Cultural Municipal Parque Das Ruinas
With a glorious view of Guanabara Bay and...
Music Rio de Janeiro
 
Cervantes
This no-frills Copacabana institution marries...
Bars Copacabana
 
Cinemathèque
Take in Brazilian music old and new at the live...
Music Clubs Flamengo and Botafogo
 
Circo Voador
A great venue in an excellent location right by...
Music Clubs Santa Teresa and Lapa
 
Citibank Hall
This huge venue has played host to Caetano...
Music Rio de Janeiro
 
The Cobal
More than just a single venue, this collection of...
Bars Flamengo and Botafogo
 
Devassa
Another cross-city bar chain, Devassa is notable...
Bars Ipanema and Leblon
 
Escola de Música da UFRJ
The music school auditorium, inspired by the...
Music Rio de Janeiro
 
Estação Ipanema
The charming two-screen Estação Ipanema...
Film Rio de Janeiro
 
Estação Primeira de Mangueira
One of the most popular schools and always a...
Dance Rio de Janeiro
 
Estrela da Lapa
One of the area's more upmarket nightspots, this...
Music Clubs Santa Teresa and Lapa
 
Fosfobox
For the more serious dance-music enthusiast,...
Music Clubs Copacabana
 
Instituto Moreira Salles
Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the institute...
Music Rio de Janeiro
 
Jobi Bar
Authentically carioca and a fine place to...
Bars Ipanema and Leblon
 
La Girl
A well-known women-only lesbian club, La Girl...
Music Clubs Copacabana
 
Lagoa
Rio's beautiful city lake is flanked with bars...
Bars The Lush Inland
 
Lapa Street Party
Lapa's transformation from no-go area to must-go...
Gathering Places Santa Teresa and Lapa
 
Le Boy
Right next door to La Girl, this is,...
Music Clubs Copacabana
 
Leviano
Lapa's nightlife scene encompasses virtually...
Dance Clubs, Music Clubs Santa Teresa and Lapa
 
Maldita
The name of this interesting bar translates,...
Bars Flamengo and Botafogo
 
Mangue Seco Cachaçaria
Specializing in some of Brazil's finest...
Bars Santa Teresa and Lapa
 
Melt
It's no longer the upper-class hangout it once...
Music Clubs Ipanema and Leblon
 
Odeon BR
The last remaining movie palace in historic...
Film Rio de Janeiro
 
Plataforma
Although Plataforma is very tourist-oriented, if...
Music Clubs Ipanema and Leblon
 
Rio Scenarium
Despite the hordes of samba-seeking tourists, Rio...
Music Clubs Santa Teresa and Lapa
 
Sala Cecília Meireles
A popular concert venue for classical music in...
Music Rio de Janeiro
 
Studio RJ
Live bands, diverse DJ sets, and dancing to...
Dance Clubs Ipanema and Leblon
 
Teatro das Artes
The main theater in an unlikely shopping-mall...
Theater Rio de Janeiro
 
Teatro João Caetano
The city's oldest theater dates to 1813, and with...
Theater Rio de Janeiro
 
Teatro Villa-Lobos
This 463-seat theater close to Copacabana Beach...
Theater Rio de Janeiro
 
Theatro Municipal
Built in 1909, the stunning Municipal Theater at...
Opera Rio de Janeiro
 
UCI New York City Center
This 18-screen, American-style multiplex comes...
Film Rio de Janeiro

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