Rio de Janeiro Gay Dance Clubs

Rio de Janeiro Gay Dance Clubs

Want to go gay clubbing in Rio de Janeiro? Brazil has a legendary nightlife scene and Rio is at its core. Here's our guide to Rio's vibrant gay club scene.

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The week rio

Our Rio gay clubs are ordered by area.

Gamboa

The Gamboa neighbourhood is packed with charming colonial buildings and The Week, Latin America’s biggest gay club. The Week is only open on Saturdays and it’s pretty wild.

Rio’s biggest and best gay dance club.

The Week is an absolute giant, in fact they claim to be the biggest in the entire world apart from its sister venue The Week Sao Paulo.

The crowd here is young, beautiful and muscular, just take a look at our gallery.

This is an unmissable destination if you’re visiting Brazil – there’s 2 different stages, countless bars, an outdoor terrace and even a swimming pool!

The club is located in the Northern Centro area, just behind the waterfront. Check out our map for more info.

Check out their video below to see how truly huge this club is…

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bar, music, dancing

Updated: 24-Jun-2020

135 Rua Sacadura Cabral, Rio de Janeiro

weekday: closed
weekend: 23:45 -07:00 Sat only

4.3
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From 60 votes Vote

Ipanema

Galeria is the most popular gay club in Ipanema.

Galeria is Ipanema’s staple dance club on Rua Farme de Amoedos.

With a 20 year long reputation, it has become a great haven for the LGBT community in Rio de Janeiro.

The crowd is very diverse here: gays, lesbians, barbies, bears, trans, queens and more.

Drinks are affordable and the DJs are great.

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bar, music, dancing

Updated: 24-Jun-2020

R. Teixeira de Melo 31 , Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro

weekday: 23:00-05:00
weekend: Sun 11:00-20:00 Sat 11:00-20:00 and 23:00-11:00

2.6
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From 62 votes Vote

Copacabana

Fosfobox is the main gay club in the Copacabana.

Fosfobox is a popular underground dance club in the heart of Ipanema.

There’s delicious cocktails, incredible DJs and stunning drag queens.

Their events are always full and always professionally produced, so be sure to check their website when you go.

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bar, music, dancing,

Updated: 24-Jun-2020

Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

weekday: 23:00 - 08:00 Wed Thurs Fri only
weekend: 23:00 - 08:00 Sat only

2.0
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From 55 votes Vote

Elsewhere

There are places in Rio that aren’t Copacabana or Ipanema. Crazy but true.

Boate 1140, an iconic gay club just outside of Central Rio de Janeiro, home to many world-class DJs and drag queens.

The club is located in Jacarepagua, a neighbourhood in the West Zone, about a 40 minute drive from the Downtown Waterfront.

1140 has a 3 decade long legacy of jaw-dropping shows and parties, and is a great venue for exotic samba dancing.

The club is actually quite well-priced, and offers you an unforgettable night.

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bar, music, dancing,

Updated: 24-Jun-2020

R. Cap. Menezes 1140 , Jacarepagua, Rio de Janeiro ,

weekday: 23:00 - 05:00 (closed Mon Tues Wed)
weekend: 23:00 - 05:00 Sun 23:00 - 00:00

4.0
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From 55 votes Vote

Papa G is a gay club in Rio located in the Madureira neighbourhood, about an hour away from Copacabana. They host regular drag shows and live musicians. It can get quite raucous at weekends.

DJs play Brazilian classics and international pop.

The Madureira neighbourhood is close to some shantytowns. Tourists should exercise caution when visiting this area.

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club, music, drag

Updated: 24-Jun-2020

Tv. Almerinda Freitas, 42 - Madureira, Rio de Janeiro - RJ


4.0
Audience Rating

From 52 votes Vote

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