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


Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Bootleg is back for the year end closer with a stellar lineup and a birthday celebration to follow as well. This year has been a strong one for house and techno and Bootleg has not been shy in bringing top talent both nationally and internationally to represent. Tonight will be no different.

To kick things off, expect a great set from duo Bed & Breakfast, consisting of Marcio Careca and João Paulo, who will be celebrating his birthday tonight. Also on deck is Niteroi-based duo Bruce Leroys, consisting of Marcelo Abreu and Diogo Vaille, who have had a great year with their release on OFF Recordings out of Germany. The headliners for the night are São Paulo-based duo, The Twelves, João Miguel & Luciano Oliveira, who blew up in the electronic music scene after remixing M.I.A.’s track “Boyz.” The team has since released many a talked about track including a full length album in 2011.


Naldo Benny (Lapa)
Singer and songwriter Naldo Benny is considered by many as the new “Pop Phenomenon.” He performs tonight at the legendary Fundição Progresso in Lapa.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$80


Bootleg (Copacabana)
Bootleg is back for the year-end closer with a stellar lineup and a birthday celebration to follow, featuring The Twelves, Bruce Leroys, Bed & Breakfast and more.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$40 without

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

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Batuque Na Cozinha (Lapa)
Batuque Na Cozinha returns to Sacrilégio for the release of their new DVD, “Levanta Brasil.” The group has gained the acclamation from the audience since the release of their first CD, “Sorria pra Samba.”
Café Cultural Sacrilégio – 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 81, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1461

Farofa Carioca (Lapa)
Farofa Carioca mixes various ingredients of sound to create a musical dish that represents the face and the taste of Brazil, with a spicy and peculiar identity.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 11:30 PM
Rua do Teatro, 37 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
Entrance: R$25


Palaphita (Lagoa)
Outdoors and situated on the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, this gorgeous venue offers more than just scenery, but also a great drink menu, featuring tasty caipifruit drinks and beer specials as well as dinner after 6PM.
Palaphita – 11AM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, Lagoa- Tel: (21) 2227-0837
Entrance: Free

Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza bar serves excellent tapas-style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite nighttime location.
Meza Bar – 9PM
Rua Capitão Salomão 69, Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
Entrance: R$15

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.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9PM
Avenida Atlântica 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 London Pride and Heineken beer on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$20

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