The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick After a year break and almost three years since the first edition back in the Cinematheque, the stars of Prafrentex felt infected by heat, by plunging necklines, short clothes, and decided to reunite for a refreshing and full editing of news at Casa da Matriz.

BLOCOS:
*List of featured Blocos in Rio during Carnival season

Escravos da Mauá (Gamboa)
Bloco: Escravos da Mauá – 8PM
Largo São Francisco da Prainha – Gamboa

CLUBS:

Prafrentex (Botafogo)
After a year break and almost three years since the first edition back in the Cinematheque, the stars of Prafrentex felt infected by heat, by plunging necklines, short clothes, and decided to reunite for a refreshing and full editing of news at Casa da Matriz.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226 9691 / (21) 2266 1014
Entrance: R$20 with Lista Amiga, R$30 without

Santa Sexta (Leblon)
Friday nights at Melt are the local jump off in Leblon, featuring everything from rock to samba on two floors.
Melt – 9PM
Rua Rita Ludolf, 47, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2249 9309
Entrance: R$60 for Men, R$25 for Women

Zozô (Urca)
At the bottom of Pão de Açúcar, Zozô hosts some great entertainment filled with virtual games, jugglers, & dancing. A restaurant during the day, a nightclub at night, Zozô will give you the best of both worlds.
Zozô – 11PM
Av Pasteur, 520 . Praia Vermelha, Urca – Tel: (21) 2542 9665
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
The biggest thing to hit the streets of Barra & Lagoa. Two locations with the same plan to make sure the night never ends for those who attend. A mixture of house, hip hop, and pop, this nightclub is sure to light up the night.
Nuth – 11PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153 8595/2495 6008
Entrance: Not available at time of press

On The Floor (Centro)
After pumping in their opening ramp, the ON THE FLOOR comes with everything acoustic!
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 02 e 04 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2222 7525
Entrance: R$20 with Lista Amiga, R$40 without

MÚSICA BRASILEIRA:

Pré-Carnival 2012 (Lapa)
To celebrate the arrival of the warm 2012 and the tambourines, the bloco Suvaco of Christ, which has a wonderful battery called Master Scolari (with singers Joy and Leandro Nandho Fregonese), begins its season testing in the Teatro Odisséia.
Teatro Odisséia – 10PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 66 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224 6367
Entrance: R$28

Pré-Carnival Pega Fogo Cabaré (Lapa)
The party is on fire returns to Gabinete, to heaten up the climate of pre-carnival. Lan Lan, Samba and Kauffmann sing and play the hits immortal Reginaldo Rossi, Sidney Magal, Skinny, Flames Band and other songs that have been rocking for decades in Brazil. An explosive mix of cheesy and humorous, rock and dub.
Gabinete – 10PM
Rua do Senado, 53 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224 0822
Entrance: R$25 with Lista Amiga, R$40 without

Clube dos Democráticos (Lapa)
Bringing together the best musicians of Rio de Janeiro, Democráticos promises the time of your life. With artists such as Nina Wirtti &; Noites Brasileiras, Os Miltons, and many more. The goal is to present classics of Brazilian music and its roots.
Clube dos Democráticos – 11:30 PM
Rua do Riachuelo 91/93, Lapa – Tel: (21) 8848 8889
Entrance: R$15 with Lista Amiga, R$20 for women & students, R$25 for men

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

PUBS & BARS:

Tonemai (Ipanema)
Great local spot for those interested in being in the Brazilian mix of Ipanema.
Tonemai
Rua Farme de Amodeo, 57 Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2247 8403
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials; Great lunch specials. Check their website for latest promotion.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Mexican bar with an open atmosphere where you can sit and check out all the people that pass by. This hot spot in Ipanema not only has some of Rio’s best cocktails, but has recently opened its doors in their second location in Copacabana!
Blue Agave
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592 9271
Entrance: Free


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