Rio Scenarium

Lapa

One of Rio's most exciting and eclectic nightclubs, the Scenarium attracts a mixed crowd of locals and foreigners in a former antique warehouse , converted into a...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub
  • 5
  • 1

Fosfobox

Copacabana

Hidden under a shopping center, this place is a find for those into the alternative scene. With an eclectic crowd, the themed parties here go from indie to funk to...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

The Week Rio

Centro

The famous Sao Paolo super club conquered Rio and became the biggest gay night in town. Set in an old mansion in the docks area, the vast venue has an outside space...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub
  • 5
  • 1

TV Bar

Copacabana

Housed in the former TV Rio studios in Copacabana, the lively deco is devoted to the history of Brazilian television. VJs keep the party going on Wednesdays, mostly

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar
  • 5
  • 1

Galeria Café

Ipanema

Art gallery and bazaar by day, gay club by night. Galeria Café is the place where the cool kids meet in Ipanema. Wednesday nights are filled with Brazilian music and

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub
  • 5
  • 1

UP Turn

Barra da Tijuca

Up Turn is a bar and restaurant which hosts gay parties on Saturday nights in Barra da Tijuca, the upscalet suburban area in Rio. As the gay scene is mostly...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub
  • 5
  • 1

00 (Zero Zero)

Gávea

This restaurant transforms itself into a club from midnight onwards, with an impressive lighting system and a mixed crowd, including the trendy (and rich) boys and...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Le Boy

Copacabana

A classic, Le Boy is probably the most famous gay club in Rio. Especially busy on Sundays, there is a popular strip night on Tuesdays and a darkroom upstairs which...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub

Rivalzinho

Centro

Rivalzinho took over and renovated the former Café Rival, bringing a lively bohemian happy hour to Rua Alvaro Alvim with a sidewalk scene centered around food,...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Alfa Bar

Botafogo

This modest boteco is a stop for cheap beer and plates of grilled food in front of the trendy Comuna restaurant. It can get quite hot inside, but there are red

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Bar da Cachaça

Lapa

Bar da Cachaça is a friendly little dive bar in Lapa, very popular with locals at the start or end of the night. The crowd is very mixed and friendly and the...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Brooks Pub

Recreio

Brooks Pub, a local favorite, contributes a relaxed and fun sports-slash-rocker-slash Irish bar concept to Recreio with the requisite expansive selection of beers,...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Pub

Casa da Matriz

Botafogo

With a colorful deco and space for over 400 people, this two-story house has been transformed into one of the trendiest places for the alternative tribes in Rio.

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Circo Voador

Lapa

The Circo Voador (flying circus) is an iconic entertainment venue in Lapa, that hosts sold out music events and parties like the Chá da Alice party, which...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

La Cueva

Copacabana

La Cueva is the cave where the bears hide in Copacabana. Every Saturday night is the 'Noite dos Maduros' (Mature's night), full of older men looking for some fun and...

  • For Men
  • Nightclub

Tô nem Aí

Ipanema

Right in the heart of the gayest street in Rio and just two blocks from the beach, Tô nem Aí - slang for 'I don't care' - is a go-to bar for the boys and girls...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar
  • 4
  • 1

Boate 1140

Jacarepaguá

Samba, funk and club music make up the sound track at Boate 1140. Located in Jacarepaguá, it is a popular destination outside the main gay hub of the...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub
  • 4
  • 1

Papa G

Madureira

Papa G's music is typically Brazilian with DJ's playing pagode, samba and funk. Off the beaten track in Madureira, here you'll experience a traditional night like

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub
  • 4
  • 1

Buraco da Lacraia

Centro

Not the usual touristy-type club, Buraco da Lacraia is spread over three floors in an old building on a quiet downtown corner. On Fridays, the waiters wear only bow...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub
  • 3
  • 1

Pipper Club

Centro

This weekly party set in the iconic Scala club in downtown Rio hosts a number of unique events every Saturday. DJs keep the dance floor going, and the funk nights...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub

Rainbow Kiosk

Copacabana

This kiosk on Copacabana beach fronts the famous Copacabana Palace Hotel and is a meeting point for the post-beach crowd. Especially popular in the transgender...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

Le Boy Fitness

Copacabana

Le Boy Fitness is the spinoff sauna adjacent to the famous club of the same name in Copacabana. Created to cater to the club goers who need somewhere to relax and...

  • For Men
  • Sauna

Sinônimo

Lapa

The first LGBTQ club in the bohemian Lapa neighborhood, Sinônimo is a three-story venue with drag shows, a packed dance floor and a cocktail bar. Standup comedy and...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

Bar D'Hotel

Leblon

The trendy Bar D'Hotel is set inside the Marina All Suites in Leblon, facing the sea. Chic deco, stunning views and interesting cocktails attract a distinguished

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Boho a Festa

Botafogo

A monthly party without a fixed address, Boho is one of the trendiest of the Rio nightlife. Very gay friendly, the public here is eclectic and varied. Definitely the

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Party

Club 117

Centro

Club 117 is one of the liveliest gay saunas with a range of entertainment on offer, from gogo boys and bingo to sensual shows. Spread over 3 floors, it is clean and...

  • For Men
  • Sauna

Club Six

Lapa

Set in a massive industrial warehouse, with a medieval theme, Club Six is Lapa's super club. Three dance floors with pumping hip hop, funk and house music are packed...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Comuna

Botafogo

Comuna is the hipsters hideaway in Botafogo. - a space combining a bar, workshops space, concerts, fashion events and an independent book store. The very cool bar...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Expresso Carioca

Ipanema

In the heart of gay Ipanema, Expresso Carioca is a little gay bar with outside tables and a rustic deco indoors. Perfect for chilling with friends or for a warm up

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

Funfarra

Centro

Without a fixed address, Funfarra is a party led by Pedro Neschiling, a TV actor-turned-DJ every now and then. Neschiling hosts the parties with help from his DJ...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Party