By Pedro Souza
30th January, 2017

Rio is notorious for its scenic beauty, warm beaches and friendly people. It is also famous for its parties, which go way beyond Carnival. If you are planning on going there and know how to enjoy a good party, you are sure to have a blast. To help you with that, we have made a compilation of some of the best clubs in Rio. Enjoy!

Located near the Siqueira Campos metro station in Copacabana city, this club is known for its eclectic mix of musical styles. In the club’s dancefloor, one can expect to hear underground techno, rock, pop, samba and forró, as well as the occasional live show. While the dancefloor is located downstairs, one can enjoy a drink at the bar or smoke a cigarette and have a chat at the balcony in the upper area.

Inside the planetarium in the neighborhood of Gávea one can find 00, one of the best-designed clubs in Rio. The space contains a dancefloor, a restaurant with a sushi bar and an outdoor garden with sofas and puffs where one can sit and relax. The club plays a variety of styles of dance music, with mainstream music being played on Fridays and Saturdays. On Thursday and Sundays the club gets more adventurous in their choice of music, often displaying live performances. On Sundays, the parties are dedicated to the LGBT crowd, going from late afternoon to the small hours and playing softer music.

Nuth Lounge
One of the most popular clubs in Rio de Janeiro, Nuth attracts large crowds on weekends. The club is split into places for lounging, eating and dancing, boasting a dancefloor decorated with trippy props to enhance the experience. The music style at the club changes from night to night, but DJs usually play hip-hob, R&B and house music. When going there, be sure to dress well, as the door policy can be strict at times.

Casa da Matriz
If you are into alternative clubs, Casa da Matriz is the place for you. Located in the neighborhood of Botafogo, the house features an amazing variety of musical styles from soul, punk and funk to old-school hip-hop and much more. It even offers indie karaoke nights on Wednesdays, which have become one of the staples of the club. When going there, try to avoid dressing too preppy, as a hipster-style dressing is favored by the club’s crowd.

Studio RJ
For those club-goers that want to have a good taste of Brazilian music, Studio RJ is the right choice. The club has a great location in between Ipanema and Copacabana, with a beautiful view to the Arpoador beach. As for the music, it displays a variety of Brazilian music with styles ranging from rock and jazz to bossa nova, with frequent live shows and guest DJ’s. On Sundays, it also offers afternoon sessions, which are a great way to end a busy weekend.

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