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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Fosfobox is turning nine this weekend! What better way to celebrate than to select their top resident DJs from each of their various club nights to show why the venue is considered the best underground and alternative club that Rio has to offer. The party begins Friday and continues on through Saturday and Sunday nights.

Depending on what style of music you dig, you should not have trouble finding it over the course of the weekend. Tonight will feature electronic music, including DJs Diogo Strausz, Andre Camara, Fella, Bernardo Campos, Leo Janeiro, Jonas Rocha, Marcio Careca, Pedro Piu, Rodrigo Correira, Matera and Kriptus Gomes.


Festa Ploc 80’s (Lapa)
Considered one of the biggest parties in the country today, Festa Bloc 80’s has hosted hundreds of editions in several states with an unmatched audience of nearly 2 million people. Tonight will commemorate nine years of parties.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$80


Fosfobox 9 Anos (Copacabana)
Rio’s premier underground club is celebrating nine years of underground mayhem as many of the venues’ seasoned resident DJs get together for the first of a three night celebration. DJs tonight include Me Gusta, Amen, Bootleg, Fosfobase and Topical Beats downstairs with Slap, Yay and Warp Zone upstairs.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 until 1AM, R$35 after 1AM with guest list, R$45 without

Miroir (Lagoa)
A beautiful blend of amazing venue and killer sound. This hot spot is located in Lagoa, with amazing nighttime views. Expect a night of high class beats. Tonight will feature Christian Luke, Junior Campos and John Failly.
Miroir 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa – Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: Starts at R$30

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


Moyseis Marques (Lapa)
Singer and songwriter Moyseis Marques returns to Carioca da Gema to perform his special brand of samba with hits like “Pretinha Jóia Rara,” which was featured on the soap opera “Caminho das Índias,” from Rede Globo.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Roda de Bamba (Lapa)
Roda de Bamba provides a classic tour of samba, with a repertoire that includes hits from Noel Rosa, Ataulfo ​​Alves, Nelson Cavaquinho, Guilherme de Brito, Ismael Silva, Top Hat, Candle, Silas de Oliveira, among others.
Café Cultural Sacrilégio – 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 81, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1461
Entrance: R$35


Mab’s Restaurant and Bar – American Society Happy Hour (Copacabana)
Tonight the American Society invades Mab’s with a tantalizing membership drive happy hour. Grab two for one caipirinhas, six beers for the price of five, and live samba! All this while overlooking the beautiful Copacabana beach.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers Guinness and the German brand Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

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