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


Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Wobble is back at Fosfobox for another night of tough breaks and dubstep at Rio’s premier underground venue. The breakthrough party is driven by DJ Rodrigo S and focuses on the chunky funky sounds that make the subwoofers rumble and the ground below you shake like an earthquake. The crew will be welcoming some special guests tonight and doing it in style.

First up on the lineup is Digital Dubs, famed Rio reggae and dub posse that usually comes equipped with their very own “wall of sound”. Digital Dubs carry nationwide fame and have recently returned from a European tour. Also on deck is a very special battle between residents the Marginal Men and guest Sants. You can also expect to hear from Wobble frontman Rodrigo S and guest Vinzzz.


Racionais MC’s (Lapa)
Considered one of Brazil’s most important rap groups, Racionais MC’s return to Fundição Progresso after nine years to put on a eagerly expected show. Their lyrics combine themes of social justice with gangster imagery, a far cry from the idyllic breeziness typically associated with Brazilian rap music.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$80


Wobble (Copacabana)
Come join the fun as Wobble returns to Fosfobox, bumping it out with battle of bassy proportions, featuring the Marginal Men vs Sants, Digital Dubs, Rodrigo S and Vinzzz.
Fosfobox – 11;30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$50 without

Rio Jazz Club (Copacabana)
With the goal of bringing quality music to the south zone of Rio de Janeiro, The Rio Jazz Club was formed at the unique Pura Vida Hostel in Copacabana. Tonight will feature Taryn Blues Jazz.
Pura Vida Hostel – 11PM
Rua Saint Roman 20, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 9299-9709 / 9266-5667
Entrance: R$20 until 10PM, R$35 after

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 – 11:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30 for men, R$20 for women

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


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

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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