Gay bars, clubs, saunas and events in Rio de Janeiro

Dance

Buraco da Lacraia (Stars Club)
R. André Cavalcante, 58, Lapa Map
bar and dance floor
fri-sat 22:00–05:30
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Fosfobox - Fosfobar
Rua Siqueira Campos, 140 –22a , Copacabana Map
Tiny club and bar in the red light district of Copacabana. Frequent special theme parties. [...]
wed-sat 23:00–08:00
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Galeria Cafe
Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31, Ipanema Map
Small but crowded (best on Wednesdays and Thursdays!) gay club with 2 bars.
wed-fri 23:00–05:00, sat 11:00–20:00, sat 23:00–05:00, sun 11:00–20:00
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La Cueva
Rua Miguel Lemos, 51, Copacabana Map
The bears cave of Rio. Located in a basement, this is the oldest gay bar in Copacabana.
wed-sun 22:00–05:00
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The Week
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 154, Downtown Map
Imported from Sao Paulo, The Week is Rio's latest addition to the club scene. With 2 different areas, many bars and an outside terrace, including small swimming pool, all in a very stylish look and feel, The Week is certainly a recommendation. [...]
sat 00:00–08:00
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gay saunas

The Brazilian gay sauna culture is dominated by prostitution. Most of the time you can recognize them because the are far better looking and muscled than you do, and they wear a different color towel. However, there are hooker free gay saunas too. Rio de Janeiro have many gay saunas / bath houses (too may to mention). Nighttours made a selection of gay saunas in the tourist areas.

Gay sauna

Club 117
Rua Candido Mendes 117, 20241-22, Map
One of the biggest saunas with rent boys in town. Just negotiate a fee your favorite boy in advance and pay after "the works". [...]
tue-sun 15:00–
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Copacabana
Rua Dias da Rocha 83, 22051-02, Map
Gay sauna without any rent boys. You pay your entry fee and can go in and out as you like.
mon-sun 10:00–06:00
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Rio G Spa
rua Teixeira de Melo 16 Map
Modern and clean new Sauna/Spa just across from the gay beach in Ipanema. 3 floors with bar, steam, sauna, massage and treatment rooms, internet, private rooms, cinema, dark room. [...]
mon-sun 15:00–23:00
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Dance parties

Revolution - Armazém 4 Cais Do Porto
Av. Rodrigues Alves Map
Massive circuit and pool parties, not to be missed during carnival.Revolution is the gay circuit party that moves Rio de Janeiro. [...]
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Outdoor beaches, parks

Copacabana Beach
Maybe the most famous beach in the world. Not as gay as Ipanema, but enough to enjoy. [...]
mon-sun 24h
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Ipanema Beach
The gay beach, situated at the end of the Rua Farme de Amoedo is in day time the hot spot to show off your muscles and tan. [...]
mon-sun 24h
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Ipanema gay beach
Ipanema beach Map
mon-sun 24h
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Gay events

Carnival Rio - Various locations
The world most famous Carnival is creating an exploding vibe along Rio. With different gay club and street parties (Ipanema) and of course the world famous samba parades at the Sambadrome. [...]
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Gay Pride Rio - various locations
Rio's gay pride, one of the biggest in South America. The parade can be found on the boulevard of the famous Copacabana Beach. [...]
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New Years Eve - Copacabana Beach
Massive New Years party at Copacabana Beach, with gay parties later all around town. [...]
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