Your guide to Rio's best nightclubs, clubs, DJs and parties

Best for dance music

00 - Zero Zero

Long-running Gávea club and outdoor terrace


Smartly dressed and exclusively priced clubbing


Copacabana's finest underground sweatbox


Barra's very own super club always draws the crowds


Bringing house music to the Lapa masses

Espaço Acústica

Centro's fresh and buzzing rooftop party space

Rock and alternative clubs

Bar Bukowski

Botafogo mansion of rock'n'roll surprises

Casa Rosa

The cult Laranjeiras alternative nightclub

Casa da Matriz

Perfectly grotty house party vibes

Outside of Rio

Pacha Búzios

The cherries have landed on the peninsula in style

Privilège Búzios

The original Búzios superclub still going strong

Privilège Angra

The Costa Verde's very own exclusive clubbing island

DJs Magnificent 7s - top tracks

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