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

Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – From São Paulo to Rio, NuGrooves will be making its debut at Fosfobox. Going strong for the past nine years in SP, this new edition should prove to be a success with local and out of town talent holding it down on the decks. Expect top notch dance music from start to finish.


Forro de Gafieira apresenta Edicao Junina (Lapa)
Celebrate Festa Junina in style at Circo Voador. Singer-songwriter Duani Xamego and the Trio perform their special blend of forro. During the intervals, DJ Sergio Feijoo commands the floor with samba, sambalanço, Forro, and MPB.
Circo Voador– 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue


NuGrooves Rio (Copacabana)
Black Friday joins Royal Soul Records in presenting NuGrooves Rio. This party has gone strong for nine years in São Paulo, and will make its debut tonight in Rio. With special guest, SP DJ and producer Trotter, along with local support from Bernardo Campos, Diogo Reis and more.
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guestlist, R$40 without

Miroir (Lagoa)
Friday night’s pick is a beautiful blend of amazing venue and killer sound by Rio’s respected DJs Kadinho + Zé Pretinho. 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, Clubs


Eliane Faria (Lapa)
Singer, songwriter and program host on the Internet samba show, Samba Tuning, Eliane Faria celebrates the 70th anniversary of her father with the tribute concert “Eliane Faria- Foi Um Rio Que Passou Em Minha Vida”.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 11:30PM
Rua do Teatro, 37 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252.6468
Entrance: R$20

Festa Moda Foca (Lapa)
Mofo is always a hotspot in Lapa, playing host to a wide variety of live bands and DJs. Playing the best in Brazilian beats, this venue is always a lively good time.
Mofo Lapa – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá , 94 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Entrance: R$15 with guestlist, R$20 without


Expand Wine Bar (Ipanema)
For a more laid back night with your significant other, Expand Wine Bar is the place to go if you insist on the best wine selection. Sample top-quality and boutique wines, accompanied by pleasant music and small wine dishes.
Expand Wine Bar
Rua Barão da Torre 358, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523 2747
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, all the sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$25 after 8PM

Si Senor (Leblon)
This new Mexican restaurant and bar has finally opened its doors in Rio. With an exciting menu of classic Tex-Mex dishes and drinks, Si Senor may put the picante back your life. With success already in Sao Paulo, the new Leblon location is already started a buzz throughout Rio.
Si Senor – 5PM
Rua General San Martin 1011, Leblon – Tel:(21) 2249-2161
Entrance: Free

To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email:


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

19 − one =