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

Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – One of the most talked about and most most celebrated events of 2011 was the Rio Parada Funk, which led dozens of MCs and DJs to represent themselves during a Sunday for thousands of people in downtown Rio, confirming that funk is one of the most celebrated genre’s by people of all classes and backgrounds in Brazil.

LIVE:

Buddy Guy (Flamengo)
Blues legend Buddy Guy, who Eric Clapton calls the best guitarist ever, comes back to “sweet home Rio” for this one night performance in Flamengo.
Vivo Rio – 9:30 PM
Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85, Flamengo – (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: R$70 up to R$300

Rio Parada Funk (Lapa)
One of the most talked about and most most celebrated events of 2011 was the Rio Parada Funk, which led dozens of MCs and DJs to represent themselves during a Sunday for thousands of people in downtown Rio, confirming that funk is one of the most celebrated genre’s by people of all classes and backgrounds in Brazil.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue

Fundicao Reggae Music (Lapa)
“Fundicao Reggae Music” celebrates five years gathering bands Steel Pulse, which has in its repertoire hits like “Steeping Out” and “Back To My Roots” and the infamous band the Wailers, former band of Bob Marley.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue

CLUBS:

Frozen Please! (Botafogo)
Carnival is over, Easter too, and finally FROZEN PLEASE! is back, and for good for a very special edition at Casa da Matriz!
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: Tickets start from R$10 to R$30

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 game 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/ (21) 2495-6008
Entrance: Not available at time of press

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

MÚSICA BRASILEIRA:

Clube dos Democráticos (Lapa)
Bringing together the best musicians of Rio de Janeiro, Democráticos promises the time if 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

Babel Party World Music (Lapa)
The Party Brothers presents their newest creation, full of style and with a footprint in Europe, Babel Party is a collaboration of music from all over the world.
Gabinete – 10PM
Rua do Senado, 53, Lapa – Tel: (21) 7726-2206
Entrance: R$30

PUBS & BARS:

Expand Wine Bar (Ipanema)
For a more laid back night with your significant other, Expand Wine Bar is the place to go if you insist on the best wine selection. Sample top-quality and boutique wines, accompanied by pleasant music and small wine dishes.
Expand Wine Bar – 9AM
Rua Barão da Torre 358, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-2747
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, all the sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$25 after 8PM

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana.
Blue Agave – 12PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free


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