Millennial travellers are always looking for new and exciting experiences. Brazil delivers that and so much more with a party scene like nowhere else. Here are some clubs and bars worth checking out…
Situated in Botafogo, one of Rio’s hottest suburbs, Casa da Matriz is the place to be on Tuesday – Saturday nights. With two floors and various parties each night, you won’t be disappointed with the liveliness and excitement of this nightclub. Moreover, music features an eclectic mix of tunes with everything from hip-hop, alternative, punk, funk and soul. Karaoke nights as well as themed nights are some of the greatest nights at Casa da Matriz. The dress code is fairly casual with a hipster chic vibe.
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, 22281-050 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Paying homage to cult writer Charles Bukowski, the club honours the man’s genius in more than just name. Set in a beautiful old mansion on an otherwise quiet, residential Botafogo street, with what seems to be a never-ending queue around the block. Arriving early is definitely a must if you want a seat in the huge courtyard with outdoor bar around the back of the building. Inside, the resident DJ Rafael Barreto keeps the party going with a never-ending selection of good old rock’n’roll. Open on Friday and Saturday nights; prepare yourself for a night of rock and good vibes.
Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22280-110, Brazil
The best place in Rio where DJs play hip-hop tunes all night. On Friday and Saturday nights the three floors of this former colonial home dance to the sound of American rap with home grown music thrown in every now and then. The venue has balconies providing a good place to take a break from the dance floor and sip your drink as you watch the revellers on the street below. With a relatively cheap entrance fee and a relaxed crowd, Febarj offers a chilled-yet-lively Friday night out in Lapa.
Avenida Mem de Sa 373, Rio de Janeiro, 20251, Brazil
A sports bar every night except Mondays where it turns into a Jazz bar. The walls are donned with soccer memorabilia from top to bottom with posters and jerseys of soccer teams from around the world but mainly Brazil. The bar has a lively atmosphere with well-priced food and drinks. Many people rate the Jazz musicians that play at São Cristovão at the same level as musicians in Blue Note jazz clubs around the world. On the regular, the bar is filled with locals and offers a true Brazilian sports bar experience.
Aspicuelta, 533 – Alto de Pinheiros, São Paulo – SP, 05433-011, Brazil
The pinnacle of underground house and techno music in Brazil; Warung Beach Club is located in a lush green forest next to the white sand and blue waves of Praia Brava beach. Warung’s mythical vibe entices everyone that steps through its wooden arches. While its not the easiest place to get to, being located on a beach in between the Brazilian cities of Balneario Camboriu and Itajai, don’t let that stop you from going. Surrounded by nothing but forest, sand and water, this elusive club keeps the party going till 6am every night.
Av. José Medeiros Viêira, 350 – Praia Brava, Itajaí – SC, 88306-800, Brazil