Clarion Hotel Itaipava
Estrada Uniao Industria,
Phone: (55) 24 22225155
Fax: (55) 24 22225155
Cabaret Kalesa with its eclectic lighting which gives it a dark hue is frequented by party hoppers and cabaret enthusiasts. Located in the old Rio, Kalesa is all about dancing the Brazilian way. Sway to a mix of MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) and international hits or just watch the dancers groove beautifully during the late night shows.
The Week is the biggest and most sought after gay nightclub in Rio de Janeiro. The in-house DJs spin the most eclectic music to please the excited crowd and are frequently joined by guest DJs who add to the fun. Apart from music, the place also offers laser shows, gogo dancers and massages. Grab a drink and shake a leg while the DJs spin the latest chartbusters. You will surely have a memorable time here.
Housed in an electric-blue colonial building in Rio's docklands, Trapiche Gamboa is the place to come if you want to hear excellent live samba in unpretentious surroundings. The live music here has been voted the best in Rio by local press, and you'd be hard pressed to find a livelier crowd. As well as the chance to strut your stuff with the locals, Trapiche Gamboa offers a good selection of meals and snacks – including very good crab cakes and an excellent caldo de feijao (bean soup). Don't miss the caipirinhas – sugar cane rum mixed with everything from lime to strawberry, passionfruit or tamarind. - Lucy Bryson
Come over to one of the best nightclubs in the center of Rio de Janeiro, one of the most popular and absolutely loved for it's generous happy hour. Get out and meet some of the most interesting people around town, because rest assured, this is where the happening crowd is. There's plenty of room to dance, with the two dance floors which are commanded by the best in DJ's and some great musicians. Dito & Feito also has a variety of themed nights, events and a lot more on the partying scene.
Established in 2010, Espaço Acústica is a popular nightspot in Lapa, with space for as many as 1000 people. The third floor, which is where the dance floor is located, is always packed, and the terrace, offering views of the city center is another favorite. Many popular DJs play here, and the two stages have played host to numerous live music performances.
Housed within the dramatic confines of a 1909 cinema, Cine Ideal may have its roots steeped in history but its musical policy is ultra-modern. This gay friendly club has dubbed itself the 'Temple of House Music', and there can be no denying that this vast space is the destination of choice for anyone serious about house music and electronica. The open door policy means that clubbers of all kind will feel at home here. Special events such as the Back to Back DJ sets, where 12 DJs spin their electro sounds in rotation, have secured Cine Ideal's reputation as a fun venue that nevertheless takes its music extremely seriously.
This lively samba club is housed in a beautiful old building that doubles as a storage warehouse for props and antiques used by the city's film industry. As a result, you will find yourself shaking a leg to a backdrop of mannequins, antique furniture and other relics from the past. Spread over three floors, revelers can chose to enjoy a meal from the restaurant, or just strut their stuff on the dance floor among bohemian locals and tourists alike. The club frequently hosts excellent live music, from samba to forro - check the website for listings. Always packed on weekends.
This two story venue dates back to 1930 and was a popular place during its heydays. The Gafieira Elite has seen the likes of Jamelão, Madame Satã and Mario Lago, Brazilian musical legends perform here. Now the creaking house is home to alternative rock music and festivals. It is a party hub for those who enjoy underground music and offers affordable beer at the bar.
Formerly the Passeio Público Dance, the Rio Music is one of the popular clubs in Rio de Janeiro. From the rocking decor to the foot-tapping music played by the DJs and live performers, the venue has everything to entertain you. Offering a spacious dance floor and private spaces, this trendy club is available for private events as well.
Brazilians are known for their fun, frolic and party moods. And the Mariuzinn is just the place to enjoy a great night out with friends on weekends. The music played here is usually a blend of local hits and international music played by some of the finest DJ's every night. Join the zesty crowd on the dance-floor and then hit the bar for some premium spirits to rejuvenate you. With drink specials and DJ nights, Mariuzinn is one of the popular clubs among the youth. Just make sure you're well dressed, as people donning beach wear are not allowed.
Hip-hop comes second to "baile funk" music in Rio, but Febarj is one of the few places in the city where the musical menu is all about it. This spot in the heart of the party district of Lapa is a combined nightclub and cultural center, and there are regular live music and dance performances. On Friday and Saturday nights, crowds of hip-hop loving locals pack the dance floors at this three-story building, and with such a low entrance fee, it's not hard to see why Febarj is so popular. Drinks are inexpensive too, or you can just grab a cocktail from one of the many street stalls outside the venue.
All the major Brazilian bands, the best live music, great food and drinks; its all here at the Parada de Lapa. Nestled in the quaint neighborhood of Lapa right in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, Parada offers a pleasant outing. The decorations are very minimal since the natural beauty of the magnificent Lapa surroundings itself is enough of an attraction to the place. A large stage by the balcony is where all the concerts and live performance take place while people jam to the beats on the dance floor alongside. A must-try here is the extensive wine and cocktail variety that the bar offers along with some authentic Brazilian treats.