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, drums and 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.


Stephen Malkmus (Lapa)
Stephen Malkmus was the leader of the band Pavement, one of the most influential bands of alternative rock in the Nineties. After much success touring Brazil in 2010, the artist returns to South America with performances in Brazil and Chile.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$140


Beautiful People (Gávea)
Friday nights are getting much hotter in Rio with the new party Beautiful People at the luxurious venue Zero Zero (00). The party aims to blend music and beauty, bringing the vibe of Ibiza to Rio.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30 for women, R$60 for men

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

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


Sexta Groove (Lapa)
Friday nights are groove nights at La Passion as the venue welcomes DJs Marcelo Cic and DJ Blue Sky to play Brazilian jams with house resident Marcio Rocha.
La Passion – 10PM
Av. Augusto Severo, 200, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224.4263
Entrance: R$40

Tuto Ferraz T Funky Jazz Machine (Centro)
TFunky Jazz Machine is the latest venture of Tuto Ferraz, drummer and music producer best known for his collective Grooveria Electroacoustic, which rocked crowds for 12 years.
Santo Scenarium – 8:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36- Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Entrance: R$12


Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas. For those summer days.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Free

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Cafe, featuring all things great about America, including beers, food and atmosphere. Enjoy mac n cheese, sliders, Heineken and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A – Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
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 – 9AM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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

To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email:


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

fourteen − 3 =