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


Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Digital Dubs is one of the premier and most respected musical groups of Rio, providing this city with top notch talent of dub and reggae. Known for their epic parties and thumping sound system, Digital Dubs provides musical talent and a vibe that is unparalleled. Tonight the group welcomes Tiano Bless from Chile.

Tiano Bless found music at the age of four, studying piano with his mother. He continued to learn music theory, learning drums and even guitar. Learning percussion and singing allowed him to experiment with improvisation and composition. Reading about ancient cultures such as African, Indian and Tibetan allowed him to seek spiritual paths through music.


Eu Amo Baile Funk (Lapa)
The very popular party Eu Amo Baile Funk returns to Circo Voador, with funk sensations Mr Catra, Cidinho, Sabrina Mc and Mc Duda do Borel, and more. Tonight will re-revisit the classic sound of Carioca funk. The night also features DJ sets from DJ Grandmaster Raphael Edgar and rapper Nêgo Leo as master of ceremonies of the event.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$60


Digital Dubs recebe Tiano Bless (Centro)
Famed dub and reggae crew Digital Dubs welcomes Chilean reggae star Tiano Bless, winner of the Latin Rototom Reggae Contest.
Coccinelle Bistrô – 10PM
Travessa do Comercio 11, Centro – Tel: (21) 2224-8602
Entrance: R$20

Beautiful People Club “Lançamento Oficial” (Gávea)
The Beautiful People Club from Ibiza invades Rio de Janeiro, bringing with them an array of gifts, special DJs and giveaways. Dress to impress at this chic night in Gavea.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Tickets range from R$30- R$70

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


Grupo Semente convida Teresa Cristina (Lapa)
Samba surrenders Friday nights to one of the youngest up and coming singers in the genre. Teresa Cristina and O Grupo Sementemantém have been making a name for themselves for the past seven years.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Festa Friday in Love (Lapa)
Festa Friday in Love brings a night of great fun and music with hits from the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties plus American and European rock and Brasilian music. Lapa Irish Pub offers a trendy decor and many different kinds of people, plus Guinness and the German brand Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$20


Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, sports games and pub games such as darts, plus 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 margaritas — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana.
Blue Agave
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Mud Bug (Copacabana)
With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug provides a great selection of beers and food. There isn’t much missing from this American style staple. Also expect to hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock from time to time.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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