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Fosfobox

Fosfobox (Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Loja 22ª, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro) – opened since 2004, this nightspot is for the 20-something crowd that dabbles in Reggaeton, EDM (electronic dance music), and House music from Europe and USA. Depending on the night, entry price varies significantly from R$20 to R$50 per person.

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Emporio 37

Emporio 37 (Rua Maria Quiteria, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro) – reputed to be the oldest rock-themed bar in Rio, Emporio is popular simply because it’s opened after-hours (which explains why there isn’t a crowd until after 1:00 am). There are two dance floors for Brazilian and international rock music, which is ideal for the expat […]

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Circo Voador

Circo Voador (Rua doa Arcos, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro) – live musical acts are often booked here at this cultural space, complete with a variety of musical genres (from rock and metal (like AC/DC), to Samba, Pagode and Funk. For those wanting some breathing space from its often crowded dance floor, there’s a palm tree […]

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Carioca da Gema

Carioca da Gema (Av. Mem de Sá, Centro, Rio de Janeiro) — since the year 2000, this popular hangout spot offers the best of the Brazilian popular music (including Samba and Choro). With the best artists and musicians; the coldest beer, the best samba, and a large audience around the local carioca culture, this venue […]

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Galerias Pacifico

Galerias Pacifico (Calle Florida y Avenida Córdoba, Buenos Aires) – this high-end shopping center, which is housed in a Victorian-era structure modeled after Bon Marché department store in Paris, has over 150 retailers (such as Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Estée Lauder, Hugo Boss, Lancôme, Levi’s, Lindt, L’Occitant, Maidenform-Perlea, Nike Stop, Revlon, Rochas, Samsung, Sony Center, Swatch, […]

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Club One

Club One (Adolfo Alsina 940, Buenos Aires) – this nightspot, like Crobar and Pacha, draws in a regular roster of international House music DJs (such as Fedde Le Grand, Sven Vath, Loco Dice, Sander Kleinenberg, and James Zabiela).

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Boris Club de Jazz

Boris Club de Jazz (Gorritti 5568, Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires) – this cozy 200-person venue draws in a well-dressed crowd interested in hearing jazz performed by both established names and up-and-coming musicians.  Food is also served here, and the bar (illuminated in blue) is hard to miss in this dimly-lit club.  Jazz fans should check […]