Best nightclubs in Rio De Janeiro

Check out the top nightclubs in Rio De Janeiro, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Lapa 40º - Sinuca e Gafieira

1. Lapa 40º - Sinuca e Gafieira

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15 local reviews
97 Rua do Riachuelo, Rio de Janeiro
Closed now
(21) 3970-1338
Establishment
Paulo
It's a three floor nightclub owned by a famous Brazilian samba choreographer (Carlinhos de Jesus), plays pop B…
 Murilo
It's a three floor nightclub owned by a famous Brazilian samba choreographer (Carlinhos de Jesus), plays pop b…
Aline
Reputedly the largest snooker hall in the country. Lapa 40 graus puts on regular shows of well-known Brazilia…
1. Lapa 40º - Sinuca e Gafieira

1. Lapa 40º - Sinuca e Gafieira

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15 local reviews
97 Rua do Riachuelo, Rio de Janeiro
Closed now
(21) 3970-1338
Paulo
Paulo
It's a three floor nightclub owned by a famous Brazilian samba choreographer (Carlinhos de Jesus), plays pop Brazilian music and has pool. L…
 Murilo
Murilo
It's a three floor nightclub owned by a famous Brazilian samba choreographer (Carlinhos de Jesus), plays pop brazillian music and has pool.
Aline
Aline
Reputedly the largest snooker hall in the country. Lapa 40 graus puts on regular shows of well-known Brazilian musicians.
2. Sinuca da Lapa

2. Sinuca da Lapa

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52 local reviews
Sinuca da Lapa
(21) 2242-4501
Establishment
Jean-Pierre
The neighbourhood is famous for it's nightlife, Samba on the streets and tents selling foods and drinks, count…
Paulo
Lapa is a traditional neighborhood in Rio, with lot of life and energy. Nowadays it is a very touristic place,…
Dália
The popular night life of Rio! Full of nightclubs, with live music, good retaurants , and the old houses of …
2. Sinuca da Lapa

2. Sinuca da Lapa

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52 local reviews
Sinuca da Lapa
(21) 2242-4501
Jean-Pierre
Jean-Pierre
The neighbourhood is famous for it's nightlife, Samba on the streets and tents selling foods and drinks, countless bars and nightclubs playi…
Paulo
Paulo
Lapa is a traditional neighborhood in Rio, with lot of life and energy. Nowadays it is a very touristic place, although you can find locals …
Dália
Dália
The popular night life of Rio! Full of nightclubs, with live music, good retaurants , and the old houses of Rio restored by this iniciativ…
3. Bar Bukowski

3. Bar Bukowski

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14 local reviews
270 Rua Álvaro Ramos, Rio de Janeiro
Closed now
(21) 2244-7303
Establishment
Renata
Bar/nightclub. Rock music.
Guilherme
Bar/Nightclub, crazy and packed nights to dance pop and rock classics until sunrise.
Tupiniquim Hostel
It is a fantastic blend of a bar and nightclub in a colonial style house near our hostel
3. Bar Bukowski

3. Bar Bukowski

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14 local reviews
270 Rua Álvaro Ramos, Rio de Janeiro
Closed now
(21) 2244-7303
Renata
Renata
Bar/nightclub. Rock music.
Guilherme
Guilherme
Bar/Nightclub, crazy and packed nights to dance pop and rock classics until sunrise.
Tupiniquim Hostel
Tupiniquim Hostel
It is a fantastic blend of a bar and nightclub in a colonial style house near our hostel
4. Fosfobox

4. Fosfobox

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9 local reviews
143 Rua Siqueira Campos, Rio de Janeiro
(21) 2548-7498
Night clubEstablishment
Bernardo
It's a cool nightclub. Young people, very mixed with gay and straight people. They play rock, pop and altern…
Leandra
Nightclub, check the program online.
Flavia
Nightclub 11pm onwards
4. Fosfobox

4. Fosfobox

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9 local reviews
143 Rua Siqueira Campos, Rio de Janeiro
(21) 2548-7498
Bernardo
Bernardo
It's a cool nightclub. Young people, very mixed with gay and straight people. They play rock, pop and alternative, but not a lot of Brazil…
Leandra
Leandra
Nightclub, check the program online.
Flavia
Flavia
Nightclub 11pm onwards
5. Galeria Café

5. Galeria Café

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6 local reviews
31 Rua Teixeira Melo, Rio de Janeiro
Closed now
(21) 2523-8250
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claudio
Boate Gay em Ipanema.........Gay nightclub in Ipanema
Bruno
Fun nearby nightclub. Gay/Mixed nights on weekends. Check their site or call ahead for specific info on event…
MARCELO
GLBT nightclub & Art Gallery
5. Galeria Café

5. Galeria Café

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6 local reviews
31 Rua Teixeira Melo, Rio de Janeiro
Closed now
(21) 2523-8250
claudio
claudio
Boate Gay em Ipanema.........Gay nightclub in Ipanema
Bruno
Bruno
Fun nearby nightclub. Gay/Mixed nights on weekends. Check their site or call ahead for specific info on events for each night.
MARCELO
MARCELO
GLBT nightclub & Art Gallery
6. Studio RJ

6. Studio RJ

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6 local reviews
110 Avenida Vieira Souto, Rio de Janeiro
(21) 2523-1204
BarEstablishment
Alastair
Live music and nightclub
Claudia
Upstairs is Studio RJ - nightclub with live music. Downstairs is Astor - very good bar and restaurant. All t…
Renata
Very nice bar for beer and appettizers
6. Studio RJ

6. Studio RJ

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6 local reviews
110 Avenida Vieira Souto, Rio de Janeiro
(21) 2523-1204
Alastair
Alastair
Live music and nightclub
Claudia
Claudia
Upstairs is Studio RJ - nightclub with live music. Downstairs is Astor - very good bar and restaurant. All the appetizers are very good an…
Renata
Renata
Very nice bar for beer and appettizers
7. Casa da Matriz

7. Casa da Matriz

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4 local reviews
107 Rua Henrique de Novaes, Rio de Janeiro
Closed now
(21) 2226-6342
Night clubEstablishment
Alessandra
A traditional Indie nightclub.
Monalisa
Alternative nightclub
Renato
Another great place to hang out.
7. Casa da Matriz

7. Casa da Matriz

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4 local reviews
107 Rua Henrique de Novaes, Rio de Janeiro
Closed now
(21) 2226-6342
Alessandra
Alessandra
A traditional Indie nightclub.
Monalisa
Monalisa
Alternative nightclub
Renato
Renato
Another great place to hang out.
8. Rio Scenarium

8. Rio Scenarium

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72 local reviews
20 R. do Lavrádio, Rio de Janeiro
Closed now
(21) 3147-9000
Establishment
Carina
Coolest place in town. It's a restaurant, bar and nightclub. With great decoration and great music.
Gustavo
One of the top nightclubs in the world. Live brazilian music inside a curious/interesting historic building.
Amanda
Most beautiful nightclub, with live samba concerts, dancefloor, finger foods...
8. Rio Scenarium

8. Rio Scenarium

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72 local reviews
20 R. do Lavrádio, Rio de Janeiro
Closed now
(21) 3147-9000
Carina
Carina
Coolest place in town. It's a restaurant, bar and nightclub. With great decoration and great music.
Gustavo
Gustavo
One of the top nightclubs in the world. Live brazilian music inside a curious/interesting historic building.
Amanda
Amanda
Most beautiful nightclub, with live samba concerts, dancefloor, finger foods...
9. La Paz club

9. La Paz club

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2 local reviews
180 Rua dos Inválidos
(21) 2509-5072
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 Murilo
A new alternative nightclub, plays hi-hop, and all sorts of electronic music, for precise information ask the …
Priscila
Cool nightclub in Lapa. That is a place I recommend because I really enjoy it.
Priscila
Cool nightclub in Lapa. That is a place I recommend because I really enjoy it.
9. La Paz club

9. La Paz club

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2 local reviews
180 Rua dos Inválidos
(21) 2509-5072
 Murilo
Murilo
A new alternative nightclub, plays hi-hop, and all sorts of electronic music, for precise information ask the usher at the door.
Priscila
Priscila
Cool nightclub in Lapa. That is a place I recommend because I really enjoy it.
Priscila
Priscila
Cool nightclub in Lapa. That is a place I recommend because I really enjoy it.