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

HardwellFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Dutch DJ Hardwell arrives at Rio’s Marina da Glória with his Go Hardwell or Go Home Tour.

Hardwell is the current number one DJ in the world, according to DJ Magazine voters. He is well known for his big room, energetic and electro house sounds and singles that include “Dare You”, “Young Again”, “Encoded”, and “Cobra,” among others.

Highly acclaimed for his energetic live sets, Hardwell has performed at major festivals that include Miami’s Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland.

Tonight DJs Kill the Buzz, FTAMPA, Marcelo CIC, and Raul Mendes also will spin during the event.


Hardwell, Go Hardwell or Go Home (Marina da Glória)
DJ Hardwell brings his Go Hardwell or Go Home tour to Rio tonight. DJs Kill the Buzz, FTAMPA, Marcelo CIC, and Raul Mendes also will take to the decks to spin during the event.
Marina da Glória, – 7PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, RJ – Tel: (21) 2522-1809
Entrance: R$95-R$490


Wobble (Copacabana)
The popular Wobble party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with the best of bass, trap, hip-hop and house. Sexworker, Rodrigo S., Marginal Men, and Fabio Heinz will spin in the subsolo, while Landau ,akaaka, Dorly, svnFill and Caio N will spin at the fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25-R$50

Pop’N’Roll (Centro)
The Pop’N’Roll party will take over Espaço Acústica in Centro tonight with two stages of DJs spinning pop and rock . DJs Millah Bass, Felipe Malfoy, Rebecca Foxx and Vinny will spin the best of pop, eletropop, hits, and funk on the first floor, while DJs Thiago Burgos, Ian Garcez and Roberto Cruz will spin the best of rock and indie rock on the second floor. Additionally to start off the night there will be welcome shots of sparkling wine for the first 200 partygoers to arrive. Shots of tequila will be distributed from the stage and shots of Chuva de Jujuba will be distributed throughout the night.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, 2, Centro– (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$30-R$40

Mau (Gávea)
Tonight 00 in Gávea will host the Mau party. DJs Gustavo Tatá and Maurício Lopes will spin.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R30-R$50

I Love Rock and Roll/ Get A Glam (Botafogo)
Tonight at Casa da Matriz, the I Love Rock and Roll party returns to the first floor of the venue and the Get a Glam party will take over the second floor. DJs Mario Mamede and Vitinho Operacional will spin the best of rock, indie rock, classic rock, and heavy rock during the I Love Rock and Roll Party. For the Get a Glam party, the second floor will host a celebration of 1930s’ Hollywood glamor, pin-ups, cabaret theaters, science fiction and glam rock. DJs Andrea Mafer and Erica Erven will spin the best of post punk, new wave and electroclash. Promotions during the night will include two for one drink specials, free shots of tequila and free entry for women until 11:30PM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$15-R$40. Free entry for women until 11:30PM.

Hip House (Glória)
Tonight La Passion in Glória will host the Hip House party with DJ Renato Edde spinning house and DJ Rodrigo Mattos spinning hip-hop. There will also be an open bar until 4AM with Vodka Nacional Premium, beer, Lagoa Azul, Hi-Fi, Blue Hawaii, Malibu Pine Apple, Sex on the Beach, Cuba Libra, water and soda. Red Bull with Vodka will also be offered on the bar until 11PM and there will be sparkling wine available from the bar for women until 12AM.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$20-R$70

Porão Hip Hop (Centro)
Centro’s La Paz will host the Porão Hip Hop party tonight with DJs Machintal, Castro, Goranmo, Erik Skratch, Mãolee, Teco, and Petéti spinning and Amiri, Antiéticos and Slow da BF performing live. Paulo Chinea will VJ during the night.
La Paz – 11:45PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 -R$40

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Teresa Cristina and Grupo Semente, Gabriel Teixeira, and Pedro Holanda (Lapa)
At 7:30PM, vocalist and guitarist Pedro Holanda will start things off tonight at Carioca da Gema and Gabriel Teixeira will follow at 9:30PM. Then at 11PM, singer Teresa Cristina & Grupo Semente will fill the venue with the sounds of lively samba as they perform their reinterpretations of the works of Noel Rosa, Chico Buarque, Gonzaguinha, Ismael Silva and Paulinho da Viola, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM, 9:30PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$40

Fátima Gaspar and Os Gatos da Noite and Mal de Raiz (Centro)
At 8PM, the group Mal de Raiz will return to start things off again tonight at Rio Scenarium with the sounds of samba and their reinterpreations of the works of Toninho Geraes, Noca da Portela, Mauro Diniz, Dorina, Juliana Diniz, Nelson Sargento, and Tia Surica, among others. Fátima Gaspar and Os Gatos da Noite will follow at 11PM.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40

Lapafest (Lapa)
The Lapafest party returns to the Leviano bar in Lapa tonight with singer Gabby Moura starting things off with samba and pagode. Singer Mar César will follow with the best of samba, MPB, soul, and samba-reggae. On the second floor, trio Johnny’s will perform the best of international rock and pop. Additionally during the night, DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin between shows.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$40


Charles Bronson at Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as the Charles Bronson band returns to perform live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks. Additionally, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Thursday night, Tony Boka performs live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, 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 where, at times, you can hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

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