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


Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! La Folie casts off on Friday for another very special event featuring some top notch DJ talent. Taking place yet again on the high seas, La Folie has enlisted a handful of swashbuckling beat-slingers to set the mood. One of the few and perhaps only boat parties in Rio, La Folie has made this experience one to remember. There are limited tickets, so be sure to grab them while you can.

Soaking up the beauty of this city from the sea, the voyage will go from 1PM-10PM on this special holiday. DJs are local and out of town guests, featuring Dani Souto, Bernardo Campos, Gabriel Boni and Balcazar & Sordo – feat Sordo.


Teresa Cristina & Os Outros (Lapa)
One of the greatest voices of her generation, Teresa Cristina returns to Circo Voador along with her band The Others, to launch her new album dedicated to the king Roberto Carlos.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$60


Expedition La Folie (Gloria)
La Folie takes their unique and one of a kind parties to the high seas of Rio, as they embark on a day long boat party featuring some of Brazil’s favorite DJs. Tickets are limited, so get them quick at Inspire-se in Arpoador.
La Folie – 1PM
Pontos de Venda: Inspire-se – Galeria River, Rua Francisco Otaviano 67, loja 41 – Arpoador – Tel:(21) 2179-8650
Entrance: R$60

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

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


Luiza Dionizio (Lapa)
Singer and songwriter Luiza Dionizio returns to Carioca da Gema to perform his special brand of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

João Pinheiro (Lapa)
João Pinheiro returns to the stage at Centro Cultural Carioca for a special show dedicated to all the women in Brazil and around the world.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 9PM
Rua do Teatro, 37 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
Entrance: R$20


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

Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza bar serves excellent tapas style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite nightime location.
Meza Bar – 9PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 69 – Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
Entrance: R$15

Guacamole (Jardim Botanico)
Rio welcomes Guacamole with open arms. This festive Mexican restaurant represents Mexico with a beautiful decor and a mariachi band who sings table-side, along with an array of tequila and drink specials.
Guacamole – 6PM
Rua Jardim Botânico, 129 – Jardim Botanico – Tel: (47) 3366-0311
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 Saturday 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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