If you've got it, shake it. Rio de Janeiro nightclubs are all about working it on the dancefloor, and the locals really know how to bust a move.
Rio de Janeiro nightclubs can be sleek, chic poaing palaces or down and dirty sweatboxes, depending on what you're looking for.
Ipanema, Leblon and Barra da Tijcua are the places to find the former, with Baronetti and Nuth two endurignly popular hangouts for the beautiful people, while there's plenty of the latter down in Lapa.
If neither extreme appeals, there are plenty of in-between options, particularly in Rio's historic center and the revamped docklands area as wel as in residential Laranjeiras and Botafogo. Our number one pick, Casa Rosa, features an eclectic musical mix of live music and DJs, and attracts Rio's trendy young things.
550 Rua Alice
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354 Rua Barao da Torre, Ipanemaa
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Avenida Armendo Lombardi 999,
Barra da Tijuca
Avenida Atlântica, 1702
Copacabana Palace Hotel
Rua das Marrecas 38, Lapa