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

We have the top three picks for this Thursday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.

Mart’nália @ Vivo Rio (Centro) – Pairing the incredible voice of Mart’nália with the timeless songs penned by Vinicius de Moraes makes for the perfect blend of carioca music.

In tonight’s concert, Grammy Award winner Mart’nália sings hits like “Tonga da Mironga,” “Maria vai com as outras,” “Um pouco mais de consideração,” plus “Minha namorada,” “Sabe você,” and “Você e eu.”

Tickets are between R$80 – R$180, and the concert begins at 9:30 PM.

Mart’nália – Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85 – Centro

For more information, go to the event page.

Titica @ Fosfobox (Copacabana) – Angolan singer Titica comes to Fosfobox for a one-off live show.

The Queen of Kuduro – who’s played Rock in Rio and the Rio, São Paulo, and Salvador Carnivals – will be joined by DJs Laís Conti, Cléo Azure, Glau Tavares, and Joss Dee for an unforgettable night.

Tickets are between R$20 – R$40 and the night gets going at 11 PM.

Titica – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana

For more information, try the event page.

Dança Afro com Aninha Catão @ Rua Joaquim Silva 17 (Lapa) – Learn new dance moves while exploring black Brazilian culture with coreographer and ballet dancer Aninha Catão in this free Afro-Brazilian dance workshop.

Starts at 6PM.

Dança Afro com Aninha Catão – Rua Joaquim Silva 17 – Lapa

For more information, check the event page.

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


Run by two Italian expats, Momus is worth the visit for its interior design alone. Among this fancy bar’s highlights are the Bloody Mary (R$27), Pisco Sour (R$28), and Negroni (R$28).
Casa Momus – 11:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 11 – Lapa – Tel (21) 3852-8250
Entrance: FREE

Mama Shelter (Santa Teresa)
Straight out of Paris, this boutique hostel and bar has the perfect atmosphere for eating and drinking in style.
Mama Shelter
Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 5 – Santa Teresa – Tel: (21) 3980-0300
Entrance: FREE

Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul’s cold beers and prawn pastels draws a crowd every night, making every day of the week there seem like the weekend.
Pavão Azul – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Entrance: FREE

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
This wine and cheese bar is quickly becoming known for its trendy atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
A great place for Mexican food, strong drinks, and watching the latest domestic and international sports, Blue Agave has an English-speaking and is a popular expat hangout in Ipanema.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 2PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE.

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