Rio de Janeiro nightlife venues host everything from big name international msuic acts to samba spectaculars via intimate jazz and bossa nova performances and energetic funk parties.
Our number one pick, Cicco Voador, is the Rio de Janeiro venue with the most varied musical mix in the city, and regularly attracts interesting international acts (Mike Snow and Belle and Sebastian recently played there) as well as Brazilian musicians and major clubbing events. Handily, the venue is located right at the heart of the Lapa Party District.
The space in front of the Arcos da Lapa is frequently turned into a Rio de Janeiro music venue, with free shows during carnival and other major holidays.
In Copacabana, it is possible to hear top local musicians jam in an intimate setting, while Allegro Bistro Musical and Bar do Tom see an older, more refined crowd gather to hear live bossa, samba and jazz.
Rua Almirante Gonçalves 50
Rua Rita Ludolf 47, Leblon
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Rua Joaquim Silva 138
Rua Adalberto Ferreira 32
Rua Barata Ribeiro 502D