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


Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Mau returns to Fosfobox, Rio’s premier underground venue to bring you yet another edition of house and techno fused funk. Longtime DJ and pioneer of the Rio electronic music scene, Mauricio Lopes takes the stage yet again alongside a few of his fellow DJs and cohorts. Joining the legend tonight will be DJ Ezy from the Netherlands, a long time record collector and music fanatic and DJ Andre Britto, who holds down his monthly Ritual parties here in Rio. Upstairs will be guided by DJ David Tabalipa and Machintal, two DJs with an assortment of funk, soul breaks and all things musically good. The Mau parties have proven much success as the popularity of Mauricio Lopes follows loyally, always packing the house and serving up quality music.


Barão Vermelho (Lapa)
Barão Vermelho takes the stage once more at Circo Voador, celebrating a thirty year anniversary of the release of their 1st album and international tour + 1 Dose O Barão Vermelho.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$100

Groundnation- Tribo de Marley (Lapa)
California based band Groundnation arrives at Fundição Progresso for a Tribute to Bob Marley. Groundnation brings to the stage their unique blend of reggae and dub, mixed up with jazz and blues. With such a diverse group of musically trained artists, the nine-piece band creates an altogether new reggae sound, featuring swirling, jazz/funk inspired horns, stout Latin and African based poly-rhythmics, and soulful harmony vocals.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: tickets range from R$40 to R$80


Mau (Copacabana)
Legendary carioca DJ Mauricio Lopes returns with his self-named techno house party Mau. At none other than Rio’s best underground clubd, Mau welcomes DJs Ezy and Andre Britto as well as David Tabalipa upstairs.
Fosfobox – 11;30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$35 without

Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
The biggest thing to hit the streets of Barra & Lagoa. Two locations with the same game plan to make sure the night never ends for those who attend. A mixture of house, hip hop, and pop, this nightclub is sure to light up the night.
Nuth – 11PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008
Entrance: Check with venue

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Moyseis Marques (Lapa)
Singer and songwriter Moyseis Marques returns to Carioca da Gema to perform his special brand of samba with hits like “Pretinha Jóia Rara”, which was featured on the soap opera “Caminho das Índias”, from Rede Globo.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Os Últimos Românticos (Lapa)
Os Últimos Românticos bring their sound to the stage at Lapa 40º tonight, so bring your significant other and curl up to the sweet sounds of romance. The venue also hosts a variety of imported specialty beers, so really, whats not to love?
Lapa 40º – 11:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R30


Mud Bug (Copacabana)
With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug providing a great selection of beers and a menu as well. There isn’t much missing from this American style staple. Also expect to hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock from time to time. – 5PM
Mud Bug
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 to kick off a Friday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
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 Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

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