Rio de Janeiro Nightlife

Nightlife in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro nightlife is considered by many to be legendary. So when in the city, get yourself ready with the countless possibilities of spending your night.


Most tourists begin their nights by visiting one of Rio’s many discos or samba halls, and then end it up by watching the sun rise from one of the city’s beautiful beaches. If you don’t think you can dance the samba, you can opt to watch it instead in the town’s various shows.


For more of a good night getaway options, here are some of the bars, nightclubs, and cafes in the city:


Nuth Lounge Bar

Av. Epitácio Pessoa, 1244 Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro

+55 21 3153 8595


What makes the bar and lounge different is that its tropical interiors are based on Brazil’s Atlantic forests. Its lounge is decorated with palms and green plants giving the whole place a jungle feel.



354 Rua Barão da Torre Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro



Providing a perfect venue to party and dance the whole night, the bar features a wide dance floor with DJs playing American music. Its sushi and cocktails are must-try for tourists as well.



Rua General San Martin, 1241, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro



Compared to other bars, this particular bar makes their own beer (like light, dark, pale ale, wheat, and coffee beer). The beer hall it has, that comes in two floors, serves what many consider the best beer in the city.


Shenanigan’s Irish Pub

Ipanema – Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 112 A, Rio de Janeiro



For those craving for Irish food along with a good drink, the Shenanigan’s Irish Pub is one good stop. Serving Irish cuisines and Irish beer, the pub also offers champagnes and wines, whiskeys, and other variety of alcoholic drinks.


Academia da Cachaça

26 Rua Conde de Bernadotte Leblon, Rio de Janeiro



Highlighting food from the North East of Brazil, Academia da Cachaca also offers a wide range of great cocktails. With about 500 cocktail varieties, served by expert bartenders, the bar is one of the best places in Rio to get alcoholic drinks and native Brazilian food.



Rua Raul Pompeia, 94, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro



Attracting many tourists and locals in the city, Bunker is considered by many as among Rio’s greatest nightclubs. Hosting some of the best parties all throughout the week, the bar’s three rooms showcase electric range of music. The place gets jam-packed with partygoers on weekends, so it is advised to get there before 1:00 am for a sure entry.


These are just some to get you occupied at night when in Rio de Janeiro. When in the city, you’ll discover more spots to enjoy at night.