Fun nightlife in Copacabana
Finally! There’s more competition for your gay dollars with the launch of Pink Flamingo. Even though, Ipanema remains the gayest neighborhood (with Galeria Cafe reigning as its most-popular nightspot), Copacabana stands as a fierce competitor with TV Bar, La Cueva, and now Pink Flamingo.
The mostly gay male crowd is pretty diverse and most visitors will feel welcome. Pink Flamingo offers an early start on nightlife (doors open at 8pm) and is frequently becoming a warm-up for the “party boys” who head over to mega-club The Week after midnight.
Pink Flamingo is open seven days a week and each night has a little something different: DJs, stripper contests, Scruff-app nights, funk music parties, and more. Drink specials are tasty and priced accordingly to the Copacabana neighborhood.
Two tips for visitors: If you stay in Ipanema, it’s fun to take a 45 minute post-sunset walk along the beach into Copacabana for early drinks at Pink Flamingo. Or, if you plan stay in Copa, get a room a couple of blocks away from Flamingo at the Hilton Copacabana. You’ll need a good night’s sleep after a night at the Flamingo.