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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s fun-loving cultural capital, lives up to its reputation as a fantastic party destination. And although the city’s liveliest period is during Carnival, there are still plenty of clubs, samba shows, street parties, and live music year round. Here’s how to make the most of Rio de Janeiro’s impressive nightlife. 

Nightclub Tours & Pub Crawls
The city’s best after-hours spots are concentrated in the areas of Lapa and Zona Sul (South zone, which includes Botafogo, Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and Santa Teresa). Nightlife tours and pub crawls are a great way to experience as much as possible—without having to wait in line. Take a VIP club tour or visit Rio Scenarium, one of the city’s most famous mega-clubs, where multiple stages make for a memorable night filled with music and Carioca dance. For a more relaxing evening, consider visit Urca, a residential neighborhood, where you can watch the sunset with Rio locals, cold beer in-hand. 

Samba Shows
The home of samba has a number of legendary dance schools (including Salgueiro, Mangueira, and Portela) where you can learn a few steps before heading out to a samba club to show off your moves in the wild.

Those who prefer to watch can catch a traditional samba show in downtown Rio, an experience made all the more enjoyable while feasting on a classic steak dinner and sipping caipirinhas. For a more informal setting, visit Pedra do Sal, a UNESCO heritage site and the birthplace of samba, which hosts street parties on Monday and Friday nights. Any night of the week, head to the neighborhood of Copacabana, where Bip Bip Bar, a hole-in-the-wall haunt, has hosted some of the city’s best samba, choro, and bossa nova musicians for the last 50 years.
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Skip the Line: Lapa Pub CrawlHalf-day Tours

Skip the Line: Lapa Pub Crawl

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Shake up your Rio visit with this 4-hour caipirinha-making class and skip-the-line pub crawl in the city’s Lapa nightlife area. Mix it up in a local bar selling craft ‘cachaça’ (the spirit used in caipirinhas) as you learn to prepare this drink of choice for Rio’s party-goers. Armed with your newfound knowledge, you’ll then ‘mix’ things up some more in the streets, bars and clubs of Lapa, enjoying included drinking games, a samba lesson, drink discounts, VIP entrance and the fun atmosphere of a night out in this lively area.
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Skip the line: Ipanema Pub CrawlHalf-day Tours

Skip the line: Ipanema Pub Crawl

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Dance, mingle and mix it up during a 5-hour skip-the-line nightlife crawl set in Rio de Janeiro’s legendary Ipanema neighborhood. Fuel your evening with some typical Brazilian snacks before joining some new friends for a crawl of the best local pubs and clubs in this buzzing evening area. Along the way you’ll play a fun selection of included drinking games, down free and discounted drinks and enjoy VIP entrance to one Rio’s hottest clubs. Double caipirinhas until 1am at your last stop help keep the party going until the wee hours.
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  • 4 hours
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Rio Scenarium Show with Steak House DinnerDay Trips

Rio Scenarium Show with Steak House Dinner

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Feel the rhythm of samba in one of the most emblematic places of Rio de Janeiro: Rio Scenarium. Dance till you can't take it anymore! We will pick you up at your hotel in Rio de Janeiro at 19.00 hours, where we will go to the delicious dinner before watching the show. The barbecue dinner also offers a buffet. We will go to the emblematic Rio Scenarium. Did you know you're in the top 10 bars in the world, according to The Guardian? Once you enter, you will hear the rhythm of the music and enjoy a unique place. Its walls are full of curious objects and on its stage there are always groups playing live. You will spend the night dancing samba, choro, MPB and forró. During the week you will enjoy the live music shows and during the weekend there will be three shows. In addition, you can enter the Annex Lounge, which offers a reserved DJ environment. After enjoying the Rio Scenarium show, we will return to your hotel.
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Get to know the real Carnival in Samba SchoolsDay Trips

Get to know the real Carnival in Samba Schools

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In Rio de Janeiro, the party of samba schools begins long before the carnival. Rehearsals for the group A, B and Special Sambadrome parade begin mid-year and school courts open the door for revelers of all ages to warm up the tambourines. So for Rio Special Group samba schools, the 2020 carnival has already begun. Whether on the court or in the nearby streets, revelers can enjoy a preview of what will pass by Marquês de Sapucaí next year. Court rehearsals bring together young people, the community, tourists and celebrities in crowded parties, where drum queens and school muses tend to be a fixed presence. Route and Days Monday: Samba School ESTÁCIO DE SA Tuesday: VIRADOURO Samba School Thursday: TIJUCA UNITED Samba School Friday: TUIUTI PARADISE Samba School Saturday: Salgueiro Samba School
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Rio Carnival Parade Ticket with Shuttle. Grandstands and Front BoxesDay Trips

Rio Carnival Parade Ticket with Shuttle. Grandstands and Front Boxes

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Watch the biggest show on Earth! Witness the Carnival Samba School Parade in the Sambadrome and benefit from pickup & Drop off from your hotel or cruise ship and the expertise of a professional tour guide. Enjoy Carnival Parade with comfort and security !!!!! We offer a vast selection of Tickets Front Boxes and Grandstand tickets. Front Boxes are Located in the First Level, the closest to the show, It is an exceptional view. All these tickets are numbered seats. The Covered Front Box Ticket offers protection in case of Rain. Grandstands are located on the second level, offering a panoramic view. SECTOR 9 IS ONLY NUMBERED SEAT TICKET, the other Grandstands are open seating area. Sectors 5 to 9 are located in the centre of Sambadrome Avenue and offer a complete view of the entire parade. You will see the schools will be well-formed on the Avenue and you will be close to the jurors. Shuttle service Roundtrip is included. Several options to Return
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Nightclub TourCity Packages

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Rio de Janeiro Nightclub Tour

Bust a few moves and mingle with Rio’s locals during this 5-hour tour of the city’s top nightlife venues. Toast your new friends with a complimentary drink, starting your evening in Rio’s Lagoa District. Then get ready to party with skip-the-line access to some of the city’s top nightlife venues, including two more drinks along the way. All cover charges, a guide and transport between clubs is included. Want to get even more VIP? An optional upgrade for private table service and 5 included drinks is also available.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Ipanema’s Nightlife TourHalf-day Tours

Ipanema’s Nightlife Tour

Explore the best bars in Ipanema and enjoy Rio’s vibrant nightlife. This IPANEMA’S NIGHTLIFE TOUR is the perfect opportunity to meet locals and other travelers while experiencing Rio de Janeiro’s nightlife, tasting the typical local drinks and dancing to the rhythm of samba. During this nightlife tour, you’ll be taken to some of Ipanema’s top bars, with VIP entrance. The nightlife tour takes place on Tuesday nights, so put aside a Tuesday during your travels to experience the best of Brazil’s night scene. The IPANEMA’S NIGHTLIFE TOUR is for anyone who wants to fully enjoy the city’s legendary nightlife. Spend a night meeting new and interesting people from all over the world and the fun-loving locals. It’ll be a night you won’t forget! • The IPANEMA’S NIGHTLIFE TOUR is for people over the age of 18. To participate, please bring your ID.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Rio de Janeiro for bigger comes to discover the hottest clubs in townDay Trips

Rio de Janeiro for bigger comes to discover the hottest clubs in town

Distant yourself from the crowds of curious tourists with an experienced local guide who will show you the hippest spots Learn the history behind the city's famous permissive culture and explore the hidden corners. After a great day at the beach, after dinner, it's time to leave. Here we go help you. Rio's liberal culture is appealing and intriguing to many visitors, so stay tuned with this popular walking tour that takes you beyond the sights to reveal Rio's soul.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Red Light District Private Tour with a LocalCity Packages

Rio de Janeiro Red Light District Private Tour with a Local

See a completely different side of Rio de Janeiro without having to worry about personal safety on a guided tour of Rio’s vibrant Red Light District. This tour allows you to break away from the usual tourist trail and gain local insight into the culture and politics of Brazil’s second city. Plus, a late-night departure time allows you spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Tuesday in Ipanema: Caipirinha Class + Pub Crawl Half-day Tours

Tuesday in Ipanema: Caipirinha Class + Pub Crawl

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Starting at Rio’s Oldest Rock N’ Roll Pub, You Will Learn How to Make Brazil’s Famous Cocktail: The Caipirinha! Enjoy our free “Pirate Punch” shots, plus great deals on drinks and Mexican food, a crazy local party, and Ipanema’s #1 club! Groups will compete in our unique bar crawl treasure hunt for a chance to win a prize!
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  • 5 hours
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Private Rio Nightlife Tour with Skip the LineHalf-day Tours

Private Rio Nightlife Tour with Skip the Line

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Hit the town to experience Rio's nightlife with a local guide on this private 8-hour evening tour. Party with the locals and enjoy the VIP treatment at hot spots like Rio Scenarium and other bars and clubs in Zona Sul, Santa Teresa and Leblon. Entrance fees at each destination are included, and you'll skip the long lines at the entrance. See how the 'Cariocas', or Rio residents, like to party. . . and see if you can keep up. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
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  • 6 hours
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Discover the secret side of Rio de Janeiro nights the liberal balladsDay Trips

Discover the secret side of Rio de Janeiro nights the liberal ballads

The ASHA CLUB RIO Balada Liberal - Swing House in Rio de Janeiro, in addition to sophistication and quality has a commitment to your comfort and safety, so we have become one of the most praised and well-frequented nightclubs in the city. Exquisite environments, designed especially for liberal people and couples to fulfill their fantasies and desires. In the best and hottest liberal ballad in Brazil you will find shows, surprises, theme nights and much more, all designed so that you can live new adventures and spice up your life. Come have fun, meet people and relate, where the limit of pleasure is up to you. Welcome to the evolution of swing houses in Rio de Janeiro - couples exchange.
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 Rainbow Night Tour: Discover the best of Rio de Janeiro's gay nightlifeBus Tours

 Rainbow Night Tour: Discover the best of Rio de Janeiro's gay nightlife

Rio is famous for its vibrant nightlife. This four-hour tour will show you the most popular places for the LGBT community where you can party and have fun! We'll start the evening meeting you at your hotel / apartment and then head to the most popular bars, where you'll find a variety of gay and disco bars. When the tour is over, around 1am, welcome to Carioca culture, we will give you the latest recommendations if you want to go to the newer, hotter or lifelong clubs, because Rio offers the most exciting gay nightlife in the world. Avoid the inconvenience of not knowing where to go, getting lost in the streets or constantly asking for directions. With us, the fun is guaranteed! During the tour, we'll talk about the city's gay history, lifestyle, nightlife ... We'll make sure you have all the information to enjoy in this wonderful city!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Gay Nightlife TourCity Packages

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Rio de Janeiro Gay Nightlife Tour

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Explore Rio's vibrant gay nightlife scene with a local guide during this evening excursion. Head out on the town to neighborhoods like Ipanema, Copacabana and Rua Teixeira de Melo. Visit a variety of clubs, bars and restaurants where gay residents of Rio go out to enjoy the nightlife. Destinations can include Bofetada, Dama de Ferro, Le Boy Bar or the Rainbow Kiosk, among others. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Private: Skip the Line Nightclub Tour in Rio de JaneiroCity Packages

Private: Skip the Line Nightclub Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Party it up like a VIP in Rio thanks to this flexible-length nightlife tour including skip-the-line club access and a private driver. Celebrate a fun night out like a true ‘carioca’ (Rio local) as you travel through town in your private car, entering the city’s hottest clubs with no wait thanks to your skip-the-line admission. Once inside you’ll dance and drink with Rio’s elite, enjoying performances by the city’s top DJs and an up-all-night atmosphere. A tour host, cover charges and round-trip hotel transport are all included.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Tour Nightlife Secrets of Rio de Janeiro - Samba ClubNightlife

Private Tour Nightlife Secrets of Rio de Janeiro - Samba Club

Rio de Janeiro is one of the best places to experience Brazil’s famous samba. On this tour, experience Rio’s legendary nightlife with a local guide to show you all the best spots. Visit popular samba bars, nightclubs, and little-known local haunts; watch live samba musicians and dancers in action; and join the fun as you hit the dancefloor.
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Nightlife of Rio as a Local TourHalf-day Tours

Nightlife of Rio as a Local Tour

Rio de Janeiro is one of the nightlife capitals of the world but, for visitors, it can be difficult to cut through the tourist traps and find the places loved by locals. This guided tour takes you around the city’s hottest venues (as well as a few less-visited spots) for an authentic taste of Rio nightlife and introduction to the rhythms of samba de raiz, forró pé de serra, and more.
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  • 4 hours
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Visit the Zion Amsterdam-style coffeeshop gastrobar and tobacco shop in RioHalf-day Tours

Visit the Zion Amsterdam-style coffeeshop gastrobar and tobacco shop in Rio

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A place that brings together freedom of speech, music, gastronomy, bar, art, fashion, headshop, growshop and breaking a view of the Sugar Loaf, this is the concept of Zion CoffeeShop. Zion Coffeshop is an Amsterdam-style cannabis-style bar where you can buy smoking accessories such as silks, crushers, cigarette holders, bongs, hookahs and vaporizers. Anyone interested in cultivating, the store offers greenhouses, lamps, fertilizers and pots. The environment has a large lounge serving more than 40 drinks, as well as tequilas, cachaça, vodkas and whiskeys. All beautiful, delicious and on a whim! The house bump is the rooftop terrace adorned with artificial grass, scenographic lighting, neons, lasers, plants and ombrelones. The musical programming is extensive and eclectic. The house has hosted concerts by Chico Chico, Julia Vargas, Chico Brown, as well as dozens of artists and bands from the Rio de Janeiro and Brazil scene.
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Lapa’s Samba Show And Live MusicFull-day Tours

Lapa’s Samba Show And Live Music

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Pool tables, samba shows, live musical performances and fun areas to dance are some of the attractions of Lapa 40 Graus, an entertainment venue in Lapa. Besides enjoying all these options, you’ll also have access to the exclusive VIP area, an ideal space for dining, trying the best drinks in Brazil and enjoying the privileged view of the varied musical shows presented during the night. For a fun night out and to get a feel for Brazil’s nightlife and music culture, book this LAPA’S SAMBA SHOW AND LIVE MUSIC in Rio!
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Private Tour : Nightlife in Rio de JaneiroNightlife

Private Tour : Nightlife in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is one of the nightlife capitals of the world but, if you are not local, it can be difficult to know where to find the best spots. The private tour takes the guesswork out of your evening and lets you party like a Carioca and enjoy VIP treatment at hot spots like Rio Scenarium and other bars and clubs in Zona Sul, Santa Teresa, and Leblon.
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Discover the real Carnival at the Grande Rio samba school every WednesdayDay Trips

Discover the real Carnival at the Grande Rio samba school every Wednesday

Come and visit one of the most traditional courts of Rio de Janeiro. Samba is a musical genre considered one of the main manifestations of Carioca and Brazilian culture. This tour offers the opportunity to closely watch the rehearsals of Rio de Janeiro's largest samba schools. In Rio de Janeiro, the party of samba schools begins long before the carnival. Rehearsals for the group A, B and Special Sambadrome parade begin mid-year and school courts open the door for revelers of all ages to warm up the tambourines. Court rehearsals bring together young people, the community, tourists and celebrities in crowded parties, where drum queens and school muses tend to be a fixed presence.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Discover Carnival at the Viradouro United Samba Schools every TuesdayDay Trips

Discover Carnival at the Viradouro United Samba Schools every Tuesday

Grêmio Recreativo Unidos do Viradouro Samba School (popularly referred to only as Viradouro or Unidos do Viradouro) is a Brazilian samba school from the city of Niterói, but has been participating in Rio de Janeiro's Carnival for many years. Coming from the Viradouro neighborhood, it is currently headquartered at Avenida do Contorno, in the Barreto neighborhood. It was champion of the Special Group in 1997, Series A in 1990 (when it was called Group 1), 2014 and 2018 and Series B in 1989 ( at the time called Group 2). She was runner-up of the Special Group in 2019. For many years she disputed the hegemony of her city's carnival with Cubango, becoming champion eighteen times. In 2011, the two met again competing with each other after 24 years, when they disputed Access Group A at that time.
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Samba School Show - SalgueiroHalf-day Tours

Samba School Show - Salgueiro

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Get to know the best tours in the main samba schools of Rio de Janeiro. A remarkable experience that will surprise!
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  • 4 hours
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Ginga Tropical Show and Samba Class (with optional dinner)Bus Tours

Ginga Tropical Show and Samba Class (with optional dinner)

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Learn about Brazilian culture through music and dance during this Ginga Tropical show in Rio. You'll also see a samba demonstration and participate in a short samba class, as well as see the Rio city lights. Upgrade to add a traditional Brazilian dinner. Purchasing these tickets in advance guarantees your admission to this popular show.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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