Rio Gay Guide


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It all began with B.I.T.C.H. and Val-Demente
The Big Circuit Parties

These two parties started to change the profile of Rio's gay night life in the early 90's. Big international DJ's or special guests, alternative locations, and flocks of followers. Parties have grown and multiplied. Now they are so many that it's hard for us to keep track.

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The original Pool Party and R.Evolution are two of the big ones, both produced by Rosane Amaral in Rio around holidays. Maxima is also popular, with parties both in Rio and São Paulo. The Week also has specials on weekdays. Parties that are usually smaller sometimes have special editions in larger venues. The only way to keep up to date is by Checking our List of Events on Facebook.

Again the only way to keep track is by checking our
Click here to see some photos of parties we have been to recently.

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Smaller and medium-sized parties
Find the right one for you!

Other than the big parties, on days of the week or weekends there are also smaller parties that cater to people with common interests. Party promoters and producers never run out of ideas so expect the unexpected.

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Buati, that is popular with the fashionable crowd, happens at Club Erótica, otherwise a strip club.

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Keep note of unusual names like Chá da Alice (Alice's Tea), the monthly Araka, or the must-go I Love Pop.

Festa Up, with its tireless tequileros is always fun. Fosfobox in Copacabana keep a consistent calendar of specials.

At many parties you do not need to buy tickets ahead. You can be included in the regular's list, and actually save at the door. Send your name to the promoter, or RSVP the e-flyer. Our List of Events on Facebook is a wonderful place to start. We keep track of all good parties. Seriously.

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Carnival Dance Parties - too early yet?
They haven't published the calendar...

But we know from experience that there should be big parties at The Week on Carnival Saturday and Tuesday. The Original Pool Party is mostly on Sundays. Maxima happened on Monday. Cine Ideal opened on Carnival Friday with Bill Hallquist as the guest DJ. Le Boy had parties all nights.

We will know in details about all the parties as soon as they are confirmed. Download and bring your e-flyers to Rio.

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Can anybody buy the tickets for me?
Maybe, if you ask nicely...

You can buy your tickets ahead, and get special discounts while they last. Most tickets to good parties are available at venues like shops or gyms in Ipanema. We will send our team of travel agents to fetch your tickets, and you can pick them up at our travel agency in Ipanema for a small fee.

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