Last updated on October 1st, 2020
If you are trying to locate the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Rio de Janeiro this page can help you out for sure. We will also be discussing topics like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows and more in this LGBT nightlife guide.
There are a few annual and more frequent pride events that also deserve a mention. And in this modern tech era it would be really odd for us to leave out the best LGBT dating sites in Brazil so we won’t be doing that.
Not all of you will be interested in going out to a lesbian or gay bar or nightclub to try and meet people near you so we will try to cover all the bases so that you can pick out which option you prefer. You can look through a huge list of our LGBT Guides for cities around the world here.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Rio de Janeiro
Let’s kick this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Rio de Janeiro:
- Rock Bar at Rua Jardim Botânico, 1.011
- Rainbow Kiosk at Av. Atlântica, at Siqueira Campos, Copacabana
- The Week Rio at R. Sacadura Cabral, 135 – Saúde
- Boate La Cueva at R. Miguel Lemos, 51 – Copacabana
- Zazá Bistrô Tropical at R. Joana Angélica, 40 – Ipanema
- Pink Flamingo at R. Duvivier, 21 – Copacabana
- Baixo Lapa_Karaoke e Boate at Av. Mem de Sá, 120 – Centro
- Boate 1140 at R. Cap. Menezes, 1140 – Jacarepaguá
- Up Turn Bar at 2000 Avenida das Américas, Barra da Tijuca
- TV Bar at 1417 Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana
- Turma Ok at R. dos Inválidos, 39 – Centro
- Lapa 40° at Rua Riachuelo, 97, Centro
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
If you are looking for gay bars and clubs in Rio de Janeiro for men to meet men you can go off that main list we just posted. We used to live in a world where many places were less inclusive, but these days most venues have become more LGBT friendly instead of strictly gay bars in Brazil.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Rio de Janeiro
Along those same lines we are not aware of any straight up lesbian bars in Rio de Janeiro for women to meet women. The mixed list should have plenty of options for you and if there are no cute girls around to hit on head out and find another place to try.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
While these may not exactly be trans bars in Rio de Janeiro you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at Turma Ok or Boate 1140. Some of the other popular LGBT nightclubs will also have drag shows from time to time.
We really do try our best to make sure our lists stay current but we cover so many cities around the world that it is very hard for us to keep up. We know the scene here pretty well, but not as well as the local experts.
If you happen to notice anything out of date on this page or if we left some place off that is a can’t miss please use the comments to fill us in. Also, if you think any venues should be listed as solely places for men to meet men or women to meet women let us know that as well, thanks if you can help.
There really is not one main gay area or gayborhood here though the Farme de Amoedo section of Ipanema can sometimes be a gathering point. We have also covered LGBT bars and clubs in:
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Local Beatz at Fosfobox on Wednesdays might be our favorite LGBT party that is held regularly. Of course the Gay Pride Parade in November is something that nobody wants to miss and it is one of the biggest annual events in Brazil.
Best LGBT Dating Sites
Trying to locate other LGBT people near you for dating or hook ups in the past was not that easy, especially if you didn’t like to party. Brazilian gay or lesbian bars were pretty much your only choice, but fortunately those days have changed.
Your current status is really of no concern to us but we are pretty sure that some reading this who may not want to have their photos taken at a gay bar and posted on social media. Adult Friend Finder has been the biggest hook up site on the planet for almost two decades.
They actually have quite a few sites under their network which some may not know. Their top site for finding gay men near you to hook up with is Men Nation and you might be surprised at how many users it has in major cities like this one.
It combines all of the users on all the sites they have under their network which are not only straight and LGBT but also include swingers and numerous types of kinks and fetishes. So when you are ready to enjoy a fast m4m hook up use Men Nation, and for f4f hook ups use Lesbian Personals.
Some may also want to hear more about the world’s top transgender dating site, MyTransgenderDate. Trans dating in Rio de Janeiro is easier than ever before since more Brazilian ts near you are finally comfortable living the life they want to live.
Alright then, we have told you all about the Rio de Janeiro LGBT nightlife as best as we know how. You learned all about mixed, gay, or lesbian bars and clubs plus drag shows to party with trans and all sorts of LGBT dating sites in Brazil. We hope you make the most of the information at hand.