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


Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Cave Club welcomes the Phauna Todos Reunidos crew for another edition. The night will feature a slew of DJs who promise to represent the nightlife of Rio de Janeiro properly.

Opening the night is Andre Araujo, who ran Rio’s most popular after hours party Do Hauze at Dama de Ferro. He has performed in DJ booths in North America and all throughout Brazil. Next up is resident DJ Chester Cave, who has held down residencies at various spots in San Diego and Chicago, including Spybar and Rednofive. RUN VDG resident Mike Frugaletti is next up on the decks, bringing his chunky funky house style directly from his hometown of San Francisco. Closing the night will be Autran a.k.a. JayB, owner of Boogie Woogie Records, who has resided over the decks as a resident of the infamous Bunker parties and Dama de Ferro. Good friends and good music all night long tonight at Cave Club.


Outside Party de Verão – Edição Lovers (Lapa)
“Lovers” receive Lorena Simpson, author of such hits as “Brand New Day”, “Breathe Again”, “Revolution of Love” and the recent hit “This Moment”. She has also produced the acclaimed DJ Yinon Yahel Israel, who has been producing remixes for Beyonce, Madonna and Jennifer Lopes.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40- R$90


Phauna Todos Reunidos (Copacabana)
House music at its best tonight in Rio as the Phauna crew reunites at Cave Club in Copacabana. Andre Araujo, Chester Cave, Mike Frugaletti and Autran will throw down tonight.
Cave – 10PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2522-5663
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$50 without

Miroir (Lagoa)
A beautiful blend of amazing venue and killer sound. This hot spot is located in Lagoa, 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

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


Salgueira e Batuque na Cozinha (Lapa)
Mangueira and Batuque na Cozinha will demonstrate the true sound of the carioca as they take stage tonight at Lapa 40º. Brazilian music and beats at its best.
Lapa 40º – 11:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30 for men, R$20 for women

Marcos Novatta & Pimenta de Garrafa (Lapa)
Blending tradition and modernity, Marcos Novatta & Pimenta de Garrafa perform their reinterpretations of classic samba, xote and sambalanço.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35


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
Av. 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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