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

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.

BRUK 3 Anos @ Fosfobox (Copacabana) – The heaviest DJ collective comes to Fosfobox in Copacabana for its third birthday.

Expect DJ sets from Subsoil, Lossio (part Ferr), Bout, lym., diniBoy, Keny, EveHive B2B Moonar.

While at the Fosfobar there’ll be Intr3pico, Zucco and Vok.

Projections will be courtesy of VJ WTrix and photos and video will be done by Lucas Sá from I Hate Flash.

Tickets are from R$10-R$40 and the night begins at 11PM.

BRUK 3 Anos – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana

For more information, check the event page.

Forró da Ouvidor @ Gafieira Moderna (Centro) – Rua do Ouvidor is the place to party on the street every Thursday. Positive energy, Brazilian music, much forró, xote, baião, xaxado, reggae and everything that makes the crowd rock.

This Thursday, August 9, Forró De Rabeca will be playing live with support from DJ Jotha.

The event is open, on the street, with no entrance fee. But the musicians depend on contributions.

You choose how much you will donate, but you have to donate something!

There is a prize draw that all who donate enter and the more you contribute the higher your chance of winning special drinks deals.

Things usually kick off at around 8PM.

Forró da Ouvidor – Rua do Ouvidor 12 – Centro

For more information, check the event page.

Mauricio Carrilho and Paulo Sérgio Santos @ Casa do Choro (Centro) – A wonderful evening of dueting guitar and clarinet courtesy of some of the best choro players around.

Mauricio Carrilho is a guitarist, composer, arranger and music producer. Since his professional debut in 1977, on the album Os Carioquinhas no Choro, from the group Os Carioquinhas, Mauricio Carrilho has been dedicating himself to preserving the history of Brazilian music.

His performance as a guitarist (6 and 7 string) and arranger has long been known to the public, thanks to his numerous works alongside icons such as Elizeth Cardoso, Chico Buarque, Francis Hime, Paulo Cesar Pinheiro and many others.

Paulo Sergio Santos began his musical activities still very small, playing harmonica. Later, at age 11, he came to study theory and clarinet with Moisés Gomes, in the Assembly Band of God in Madureira, suburb of the Central of Rio de Janeiro. He studied at the Villa-Lobos Institute with José Botelho and at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with Jayoleno dos Santos. Paulo Sergio joined the Villa-Lobos Quintet in 1975 and remains in it until today.

Already in the Symphony Orchestra of the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro, he acted between 1977 and 1885 as the first clarinetist. At the same time, he worked with important choro musicians such as Joel Nascimento and the Camerata Carioca group.

Tickets are between R$20-R$40 and the evening begins at 7PM.

Mauricio Carrilho and Paulo Sérgio Santos – Rua da Carioca, 38 – Centro

For more information, check out the event page.

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Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you want to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Symposium Bistro (Laranjeiras)
Run by Uruguayan expat José Hodara, the bistro offers the best national and international labels, which can be accompanied by a selection of cheeses, sausages or a main dishes, like the majestic Uruguayan chorizo beef.
Canastra – 6:30 PM
Rua Ipiranga, 65 – Laranjeiras – (21) 2205-3122
Entrance: Free

Winehouse (Botafogo)
Winehouse is a wine bar run by a British expat that has brought an eclectic range of wines to Rio including a mix of fabulous national wines and international favorites. There is also a great selection of nibbles and cheese boards. For those that aren’t too keen on wine, there is plenty of beer and cocktail options too. Happy hour begins at 5PM and finishes at 8PM.
Winehouse – 5PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3264-4101
Entrance: FREE

Pub Escondido (Copacabana)
Those into the pub atmosphere will also love Pub Escondido, a discrete venue with premium beer labels, modern design and a really cool vibe. The pub offers 24 different beer taps, which includes the house’s draught beer, Escondido Weiss, made of wheat.
Pub Escondido – 6PM
Rua Aires de Saldanha, 98 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-9800
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is a great place for good Mexican food, drinks and live sports. It also has English-speaking staff and is a popular expat hangout. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 9PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Yndú Lounge (Leblon)
With chilled out vibes during the week and a selection of top DJs playing shows at the weekends, the newly-opened Yndú Lounge in Ipanema is a great option to kick back. With a selection of drinks and tapas, the bar is quickly becoming one of Leblon’s best watering holes.
Yndú Lounge – 6PM
Rua Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321 – Leblon – Tel: (21) 3083-6486
Entrance: FREE

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