The Best After-Hours and Late-Night Hangouts in Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Sul

Cariocas are famous for their party spirit, especially when it’s Carnival, so here are a few welcoming pit stops that are open throughout the night and into the early hours - useful to know when heading from one 'bloco' to the next.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Although Carnival hasn’t officially begun, it feels like it is already here. So here is a guide to a few handy places that are open all-hours, or at least after-hours, for those times before, after, and in-between the countless parties and 'blocos' (street parties) set to take place throughout Rio's 'Zona Sul' (South Zone).

Copacabana has long had the reputation . . .

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