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

brotherhood2Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight it’s time for the best of tech and deep house as the Brotherhood party returns to Copacabana’s Fosfobox.

DJs Capute & Moa, Dakar Carvalho, Gabi Lima, Nana Torres, and Ricardo Estrella will spin in the subsolo (basement).

Additionally during the night, Breaking Legs will take over the decks above at the Fosfobar. VJ Felipe Benoliel will provide visuals.


Secret (Gávea)
Tonight is all about music and art as Gávea’s chic venue, 00 (Zero Zero) hosts the Secret party with DJs Robix, Iellamo, Claudio Fernandess and very special guest DJ Secret.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R30-R$50

Brotherhood (Copacabana)
The Brohterhood party returns to Copacabana’s Fosfobox tonight with multiple DJs spinning the best of deep and tech house.
Fosfobox – 11:55 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$40-R$60

DOOM (Aproador)
The very popular DOOM party returns to Aproador’s CAVE tonight for its 13th edition and its first edition of the summer season. During the night, DJs Bertoletti, Bevilaqua, Donnie Jay, and Typá will spin the best of trap, two-step, futurebeats, hip-hop and more.
CAVE – 11:30 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Keep On Rockin (Botafogo)
Tonight Casa da Matriz in Botafogo will host the Keep on Rockin party. On the first floor VJ C.Lobo will provide visuals while DJs Thiago Burgos, Vitor Dill, and Jeff spin the best of rock, alternative and pop. DJs Grazzia and Matheus Marins will spin the classics on the second floor. The first fifty attendees to the party will get one free caipirinha and there will also be free welcome jello shots for all throughout the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$35

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Luiza Dionízio and Julieta Brandão (Lapa)
At 9:30 PM, singer Julieta Brandão will get things started at RioScenarium with the best of modern and classic samba. Then, singer-songwriter Luiza Dionizio returns to Carioca da Gema at 11:30 PM to perform her special brand of samba including her lively reinterpretations of the works of Luiz Carlos da Vila, Toninho Geraes, Clara Nunes, and João Nogueira, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Chamgo Nordestino, Ito Melodia, and Scandallo (Centro)
Tonight the group Scandallo returns with the best of MPB to start off the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM. Composer and interpreter Ito Melodia will follow with sambas-enredo at 11PM. Then, beginning at 2:30 AM, the group Chamgo Nordestino will perform the best of forró until sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30 AM
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


BR-61 at Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of blues music as the band BR-61 performs 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 – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

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