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


Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Rio de Janeiro is in for a special treat tonight as a true legend of hip hop makes a rare appearance in the heart of Lapa. Chali 2na, from the famously funky hip hop group Jurassic 5, returns to Brazil for an exceptional show and presentation of some new hits from Against the Current. He will perform tonight in Lapa with support from DJs Pachu, Leo Motta, Donnie Jay and Jeff Bass.

Charlie 2na is best known as a founding member and baritone-voiced wordsmith of the critically acclaimed group Jurassic 5. He is also a member of the grammy winning group Ozomatli as well as his solo projects Fish Outta Water and Mixtape Series. His way with words has resulted in collaborations with some of the biggest names in the scene, such as Mos Def, Talib Kwali, Damian Marley, Roots Manuva and many more. A rare opportunity to see an unmistakable talent in action.


Tono with Ney Matogrosso e Gilberto Gil (Lapa)
Tono is at Circo Voador tonight to play their hits from the forthcoming third album “Aquarius”. The group will be accompanied by Ney and Gilberto Gil along with Letuce in the opening slot.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$80


A Parada and Luv present: Chali 2na from Jurassic 5 (Lapa)
No introduction is needed for this legendary wordsmith. Hailing from Los Angeles, California, member of the famed hip hop group Jurassic 5, Chali 2na makes an appearance in Rio at Parada da Lapa.
Parada da Lapa – 11:30 PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$40 without

D.Access (Copacabana)
For those who like electronic music, there is no better place in Rio that Cave Club, located under the Sofitel Hotel in Copacabana. Amazing lighting system coupled with a killer soundsystem really sets this venue apart from the rest. Tonight will feature Digitaria, Flow & Zeo, Nana Torres and Pedro Piu.
Cave – 10PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2522-5663
Entrance: R$40 with guest list, R$50 without

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


Samba do Carlinhos (Lapa)
Samba in Lapa is alive tonight at Lapa 40º with the group Samba do Carlinhos. Enjoy live music and a hefty roster of local and imported beers.
Lapa 40º – 11:30 PM
Rua do Riachuelo 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30 for men, R$20 for women

Samba na Veia (Lapa)
Jorginho do Império is at Rio Scenarium tonight to promote his new CD “O Filho do Imperador”.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio 20, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35


Gringo Café (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Café, featuring all things great about America, including beers, food and atmosphere. Enjoy mac n cheese, sliders, Heineken and more.
Gringo Café – 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 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 Atlântica 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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