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

Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick Fosfobox will be hosting the first edition of LOVE NY. Get ready to pay tribute the Big Apple with tunes ranging from classic Frank Sinatra to the pop sounds of Lady Gaga.

*List of featured Bloco Parties in Rio during Carnival Season

Molha o pé das 8 (Centro)
Bloco Party: Molha o pé das 8 – 8PM
Rua Rodrigo Silva (standstill) – Centro

Banda do Lido (Copacabana)
Bloco Party: Bando do Lido – 7PM
Ronald de Carvalho – Copacabana

Carmelitas (Santa Teresa)
Bloco Party: Carmelitas – 3PM
Concentra Rua Dias de Barros segue até Lgo do Curvelo – Santa Teresa


Santa Sexta (Leblon)
Friday nights at Melt are the local jump off in Leblon, featuring everything from rock to samba on two floors.
Melt – 9PM
Rua Rita Ludolf, 47, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2249-9309
Entrance: R$60 for Men, R$25 for Women

Destroy (Botafogo)
Enjoy Punk 77, new wave, protopunk, glam rock, 70’s and 80’s at this local favorite in Botafogo. The first thirty paid customers will get a free bottle of Jack Daniels!
Pista 3 – 11PM
Rua São João Batista, 14 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$20 with guestlist until 1am, R$25 with guestlist after 1am, R$30 without guestlist

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/ 2495-6008
Entrance: Not available at time of press


Suvaco do Cristo (Lapa)
The band Rafa de Martins & Batucaramba just started one year ago, but both performer Rafa de Martins and band Batucaramba have lots of experience and leave no one outside the dance floor in the Teatro Odisséia. The repertoire is Samba of kings like Bezerra da Silva and Seu Jorge.
Teatro Odisséia – 10PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 66 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-6367
Entrance: R$ 18 Lista da Amiga (R$22 after 11PM), R$28 without

Cha da Alice- Carnaval Edition (Lapa)
Time for an exciting night of fantasy? Expect only the best from this special Carnival edition with special guest, pop star Kelly Key.
Circo Voador– 9PM
Rua Dos Arcos S/N – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$80

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


Mekong (Leblon)
The Asian fusion restaurant hosts an early evening party featuring tasty food, flashy drinks, and tunes from the likes of DJ Mary Byker.
Mekong – 7PM
Rua General Urquiza, 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
Entrance: Free

Tonemai (Ipanema)
Great local spot for those interested in being in the Brazilian mix of Ipanema.
Rua Farme de Amodeo, 57 Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2247-8403
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Barzin (Ipanema)
Enjoy a sunny morning on the beach. Then, meet friends for lunch, chat, have a beer cold and crackling with a good laugh. This is the lifestyle of Rio and inspired by Barzin and brings a new concept in the late afternoon and evening of Ipanema. Great happy hour spot for those looking to meet new people.
Rua Vinicius de Moraes 75, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials; Great lunch specials. Check their website for latest promotion.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541-8381
Entrance: Free

Blue Agave’s (Copacabana)
Mexican bar with an open atmosphere where you can sit and check out all the people that pass by. This hot spot in Ipanema not only has some of Rio’s best cocktails, but has recently opened its doors in their second location in Copacabana!
Blue Agave
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

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