Welcome to Real Man Travel Guides!

This site is for guys looking to hook up with the girls in other countries. In each city I've been to I rate your chance of hooking up along with what to do during the day, where to sleep, and what spots to hit at night. In each country's overview page I also give a description on the girls. For advice on how to pick girls up, take a look at my game tips newsletter, which complements my book Bang.

Release Of Roosh’s Brazil Compendium

My fourth book, called Roosh’s Brazil Compendium, is a compilation of my all my writings on Brazil. A couple things you’ll find inside are…

  • How to reliably identify a Brazilian girl who is open to having sex with a Westerner
  • A strategy to picking out Brazilian bars or nightclubs that maximizes your chance of hooking up
  • Dozens of little tips and tricks that increases your B girl notch count
  • How to prepare for a trip to Rio with the goal of getting laid
  • An obsessive-compulsive comparison of Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia that will help you plan for future trips

You’ll also find a collection of short stories that will give you additional insight to Brazilian women and culture. All this is compiled into a no-bullshit 98 page collection of articles that is essential reading for any single man planning on visiting arguably the best country in South America. Click here to learn more about the book.

Posted on March 9 2011 in Brazil, South America

Rio Nightlife Guide

Before I came to Rio, a carioca (Rio native) told me that there is only one club in Rio that she can tolerate. I brushed aside her comment, but turns out the nightlife in Rio is not that great. There aren’t that many clubs represented for a city population of 8 million, and the ones that exist can be mediocre or empty. I must admit that it’s possible I didn’t explore well enough.

That said, here’s a run down of the clubs I visited.

Rio Scenarium
Rua do Lavradio 20, Lapa

This is a good club if you want to get an idea of what Brazilian samba is about. The music is great but the age of the crowd ranges from early twenties to late sixties. Still, some of the older women look good and it’s fun to watch them vibrate their ass while samba dancing.

Av Padre leonel Franca 240, Gavea

I walked in on a Thursday night and my first thought was, “Jesus christ what a fucking sausage fest!” It wasn’t obvious at first, but I came on semi-gay night. The few girls there were all done up in expensive cocktail dresses and not very approachable.

The venue itself is very nice, with a dim outdoor lounge and medium-sized dancefloor inside. The music was spun by a competent DJ and the service was friendly, but I wouldn’t come here unless I was in a big group. Thursday and Saturday seem to be gay nights. Drinks are tasty but pricey.

Rua Barão da Torre 354, Ipanema

Just like most clubs, the scene depends on the night. For Baroneti I went on a Thursday night. There was quite a few young but cute girls (if you don’t mind braces), but they seemed to be more concerned with hanging with their friends than hooking up.

I find the bigger the groups of girls, the less concerned they are with meeting a guy for the night. Not saying it’s impossible, but it’s harder. Ideally you want girls to be hanging in pairs or triplets. Otherwise a cockblock is possible.

The bouncers here played favorites with the velvet rope and the cover was a whopping $20+ if you weren’t on the guestlist. It was during Carnival so I’m guessing it’s cheaper during the off season.

Rua Maria Quiteria 37, Ipanema

I hate this place because it’s a drunk gringo favorite with very few Brazilian girls. If you like to see Australian guys spit sloppy game, then come here.

Rua Viconde de Piraja 112, Ipanema

Another gringo bar, but with more Brazilian girls who are open to meeting gringo guys. Not an obvious drunk fest like Emporio.

The girls here can be hit or miss, but the relaxed atmophere of the bar and the fair prices make this a solid hangout. This is a must visit for a gringo man who misses beer and traditional bar food.

Lord Jim
Rua Paul Redfern 63

This is the smaller version of Shennanigans that has less people but a more fun atmosphere. If you can’t pick up at Shennanigans then it will be much harder to do so here. If you’re lucky it will be crowded and they’ll open the upstairs bar. There’s live music on certain days.

Casa Da Matriz
Rua Henrique de Novais 107, Botofoga

This club is in Botofoga, a working class section of town that has girls not as used to the sight of Western gringos.

The club has two main dancefloors, one with Brazilian music and the other with more of an international sound. There are gringos but tons more Brazilians, and the house party vibe of the place makes it fun to hit on girls.

I have very good luck meeting girls here, and recommend this club to all my friends going to Rio. It’s a winner.

Lapa Street Party (Weekends)

This is the party of choice for cariocas who don’t have a lot of money (i.e. you won’t find rich people here). Cans of Skol beer and sausage snacks are sold cheap from street vendors. The attractiveness of girls hanging out on the street is very low so it will be in your best interests to find a bar or club nearby to dip into. Gringos get more attention here than other places, not just from girls but thieves as well.

Praca Santos Dumont

This is a square in a nice part of town that has two popular sit-down bars. Lot of people flow into the streets giving it a Lapa without the fear of muggings. Girls are prettier and not as sloppy.

Av. Atlântica 3432, Copacabana

No write-up of Rio’s nightclub scene is complete with mention of Help, an old 70’s-era club that helps gringo men meet Brazilian prostitutes. The cover is a little steep ($15), but you’ll finds gorgeous, half-naked Brazilian girls willing to sell their body for a modest price. Drinks aren’t expensive.

From what I observed, discussion of price is not the first thing you discuss. Have small talk with a girl you are interested in first, feel her out, then ease into it.

There is no point in coming here at the beginning of your trip. Try your hand at the places listed above first, and if you strike out and are still horny then Help will be able to help.

In conclusion, the best night spots in Rio are not obvious, but with some patience you will stumble on a place that has a decent number of girls to hit on.

Because there is no guarantee you will get something at night, definitely take advantage of the girls you see in the daytime, whether on the beach or in the juice bars. Don’t be shy to talk to them because chances are they will love practicing their English on a gringo. It’s better to go out at night with a date you set up from the day then head to a club alone that could be empty.

If you liked this post then I think you'll like Roosh's Brazil Compendium, a 98-page strategy guide designed to help you sleep with Brazilian women in Brazil without paying for it. It contains dozens of moves, lines, tips, and city guides learned after seven months of research in the country, where I dedicated my existence to cracking the code of Brazilian women. Click here to learn more.

Posted on December 1 2008 in Brazil, South America

So You’re Going To Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)


I’ve received a lot of questions from guys going to Rio who want to have sex with a Brazilian girl. Keeping that in mind, here are some tips to achieve that goal:

1. Where to stay? The two main popular beaches are Ipanema and Copacabana. During the day Ipanema’s beach will be packed with beautiful people while Copa’s will be sparsely filled with families and random backpackers. During the night Ipanema’s expensive restaurants will be bustling with patrons while Copa’s shady streets will be more or less dead with the occasional vendor. Ipanema is rich and flashy while Copa is more rugged with a working class character.

If you are going for a short time, lodge in Ipanema, but if you are lucky enough to stay for more than a couple weeks then split your time up. Since most clubs won’t be within walking distance from wherever you stay, it’s hard to make a regretful choice. Personally I liked Copa more because it was gentler on my budget. I took a cheap bus when I wanted to go to Ipanema’s beach.

2. Hostel, hotel, or apartment? If you have the money stay in an apartment. Many hotels are cracking down on bringing back late-night guests, and you’ll be disappointed to find out your expensive hotel won’t let you bring a girl back when she’s begging for sex at 3am in the morning. Here are some sites for apartment rentals:

If you stay at a hostel, all you need is a piece of paper in your jean pocket with the address of an hourly hotel (there’s one in my Rio guide). If you meet a girl who wants your sex, simply show a cab driver the address and take her to the hotel. Since hourly hotels are common in Rio and the practice of going to one is ingrained in the culture, a girl won’t think of it as cheesy or low-class. Hostel links:

3. How much to bring? Brazil’s currency, the real (pronounced hey-ow, believe it or not), is getting quite strong thanks to the weakening dollar. I wouldn’t plan on spending less than $100 a day to sight-see, eat occasionally at decent restaurants, go out drinking at clubs, sleep in a hostel, and buy souvenirs at markets instead of boutiques. Spending can get really out of hand if you don’t watch it, moreso than other South American countries. Yet if you tell a Brazilian that their country is twice as expensive as their neighbor Argentina, they will counter that their life is twice as good. Touché.

4. What to study? After you study what I write about Brazilian girls on my blog, pick up a copy of How To Be A Carioca, a fun book that exposes you to the culture and also acts as a phrase book and dictionary to teach you slang words that will amuse the locals.

If you’re going to stay for a while and have money to blow, get Rio For Partiers. It’s an alternative, expensive guide book that is a more current and edgy version of How To Be A Carioca that zeroes in on the nightlife. It’s a pretty short read but the information is helpful.

The last book I recommend is my book Bang (duh). The Western game I teach translates very well for the many Brazilian girls who speak English (you will notice English schools on every other block). I wish I could say the same for Argentine girls.

5. How to mentally prepare? They key to success and happiness in Rio is approaching during the daytime on the beach and on the street. Girls will be very receptive if you open with an angle asking for some sort of help like directions or the best place to get açaí. Then you can easily transition to normal game after that by asking if she’s going out later.

The reason approaching during the daytime is so important is that Rio’s nightlife is surprisingly not very good. For a population of it’s size there is a limited amount of nightclubs and bars, unlike a city like Buenos Aires which has a club for every 20 people. You can’t sit on your ass all day and then say you’ll do something at night because you may not be able to find a good selection of girls at night. Catch them during the day and be a man about it and strike up conversation. In Ipanema the place to be during the day is by Posto 9 next to the tall coconut tree. You can’t miss it.

6. What if you fail? When all else falls and you can’t get laid to save your life and it’s your last night in Rio, head on over to Help nightclub in Copa (any self-respecting taxi driver knows where it is), pay the $20 or so cover charge to get in and bask in a sea of beautiful Brazilian prostitutes. I’m afraid I cannot give you an estimate since I did not indulge in their services. I also hear there are happy ending massage parlors but I did not notice them while I was there. Good luck!

If you liked this post then I think you'll like Roosh's Brazil Compendium, a 98-page strategy guide designed to help you sleep with Brazilian women in Brazil without paying for it. It contains dozens of moves, lines, tips, and city guides learned after seven months of research in the country, where I dedicated my existence to cracking the code of Brazilian women. Click here to learn more.

Posted on August 13 2008 in Brazil, Girls

My 3 Favorite Cities In South America

Four months ago I sat down and thought about the three best South American cities out of the 30+ I’ve been to. Number one is Rio de Janeiro, Brazil…

The secret has been out for over fifty years. Yes, Rio has a very serious crime problem and the police won’t go into many areas without armored vehicles and full SWAT protection, but if you’re a guy looking for a sex vacation and you don’t like Asian girls there is no other city in South America that touches your high odds of getting ass here. Pussy doesn’t fall from the sky, as you might be thinking, but the native girls actually like gringos. Even the native guys like gringos. Go out every night, don’t be a wallflower, and you will get to experience what I plan on experiencing again in the future.

If that hasn’t sold you, how about the a gorgeous backdrop and beach weather nearly year round? Sure the water isn’t sparkling blue, but you’ll be busy on the Ipanema sand angling to get in with the girls in ridiculous bikinis laying next to you.

To read about the other two cities I liked, check out the post here.

Posted on August 2 2008 in Brazil, South America