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


Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Brotherhood crew returns from the sunny beaches of Bahia for their first edition in 2014. They are holding nothing back and starting the new year off right with guest Doctor Dru from Jeudi Records out of Germany. Joined of course by residents Nana Torres and Ricardo Estrella and new brother of the hood, Super Star Veejay Ortega.

Doctor Dru began his career as a drummer, touring Europe and banging the beat onstage for various artists. After an accident left his arm broken, his drumming career got put on hold for a while, until he discovered the drum machine. Before long he was producing a wide variety of artists including one of his heroes, Bootsy Collins. In 2010 he founded the label JEUDI Records, with like minded friends from Baalsaal, Hamburg and the following year saw him ghostproducing for other DJ´s and debut his own material. He has since released hit tracks on OFF Recordings, Exploited and many more.


Paulinho da Viola (Lapa)
Paulinho da Viola is on tonight at Circo Voador to celebrate fifty years of career. Paulinho has been immersed in his current project, fueled by memories and reflections, plus the optimism about what lies ahead.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$60- R$120


Brotherhood (Copacabana)
Brotherhood is back at Fosfobox with special guest Doctor Dru from Germany. Residents Nana Torres and Ricardo Estrella throw down along with Super Star Veejay Ortega.
Fosfobox – 11;30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$40 without

Paradiso & Nugrooves (Lapa)
DJ Saddam and Rodrigo Peirao from Disco Not Disco headline Nugrooves, along with residents Joca Vidal, David Tabalipa, Tito Figuieredo and Edinho. This night will feature the best of nujazz, breaks, house and more.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82- Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$40 without

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


Samba do Carlinhos (Lapa)
Samba in Lapa is alive tonight at Lapa 40º with the group Samba do Carlinhos . Enjoy live music and a hefty roster of local and imported beers.
Lapa 40º – 11:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30 for men, R$20 for women

Samba na Lapa com Joyce + Samba Urbano + Seu Bando (Lapa)
Friday nights are strictly for samba lovers at Leviano in Lapa. The entire house, and its a big house, will have live samba and dancing with Joyce + Samba Urbano + Seu Bando.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá, 47- Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without


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 – 6PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, Lagoa- Tel: (21) 2227-0837
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 where you can 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.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9PM
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 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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