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.

Baile do Saddam @ Fosfobox (Copacabana) – It’s the twenty-fifth installment of Saddam’s famous ‘baile’ (party) on one of the most inclusive and democratic dancefloors in Rio’s ‘Zona Sul’ (South Zone).

This is a party that always goes until dawn, with the DJs dropping the best hip-hop, baile funk, r’n’b and pop hits all night long. Playing tonight on the main dancefloor are Saddam, Tamenpi, Nepal, and Zedoroque. And in the Fosfobar there will be sets courtesy of Sarah Ferreira and Nicole Nandes.

The doors open at 11:30PM with the first fifty entrants getting a free Heineken. Tickets are from R$10-R$30.

Baile do Saddam – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana

For more information, try the event page.

Speed Rock @ Ganjah Lapa (Lapa) – This Thursday, Ganjah Lapa is rocking! The Speed Rock party opens its doors to three bands from Rio’s homegrown scene who will be playing live tonight.

Korja are a band influenced by The Ramones, The Misfits, Bezerra da Silva and a touch of a Jamaica thrown into the mix. Enio Berlota and Noia will be presenting an intense mix of rock, funk, soul and pop. Monsters Of Ula Ula will be playing some top surf rock and punk metal. Then there will be a DJ set courtesy of Rodrigo Coimbra.

Tickets are between R$10 – R$15 and the night gets going at 8PM.

Speed Rock – Rua do Rezende, 82 – Lapa

For more information, head to the event page.

YEWA: Sons do Brasil @ Bar do Nanam (Centro) – This is a musical meeting of DJs, researchers and producers from diverse regions of Brazil seeking to showcase their rhythms, productions and sounds in a night that promises to be full of excitement and new discoveries.

The featured acts are Lerry, a music producer from Bahia who will be playing a mix of pagodão, samba reggae and afoxé; From Brasília comes the music producer and multi-instrumentalist Geninho Nacanoa, creator of Forró RED Light, with its mixture of northeastern rhythms and modern sounds; Túlio Baía is a journalist and producer from Goiás who will be taking the crowd on a psychedelic trip through the music of the Amazon basin.

This free event starts at 10PM. As always Bar do Nanam ask participants to patronize the bar and contribute to the musicians’ hat.

YEWA: Sons do Brasil – Beco das Artes – Centro

For more information, go to the event page.

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


Casa Momus (Lapa)
Run by two Italian expats, Momus’ interior design is already worth the experience. Among Momus’ highlights are its carefully prepared classic drinks, like the bloody mary (R$27), the pisco sour (R$28) and the negroni (R$28).
Casa Momus – 11:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 11 – Lapa – Tel (21) 3852-8250
Entrance: FREE

Mama Shelter (Santa Teresa)
Originally inaugurated in Paris, the boutique hostel and bar offers the perfect environment for enjoying a drink and a snack in style – specially on Fridays and Saturdays, when DJs spin on the house.
Mama Shelter
Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 5 – Santa Teresa – Tel: (21) 3980-0300
Entrance: FREE

Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul is a lively bar in Copacabana, famous for its exceptionally cold beers and prawn pastels. It gets crowded there every night, making every day of the week seem like the weekend.
Pavão Azul – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Entrance: FREE

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a wide choice of wines and cheeses and 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
Entrance: See venue for details

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Blue Agave in Ipanema is a great place for Mexican food, strong drinks and watching the latest domestic and international sports. They have English-speaking staff and is a popular expat hangout in Ipanema. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 2PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Flashback (Ipanema)
Flashback is a high-end restaurant with plenty of classical music and photos decorating the walls. Tonight, between 7PM and 9PM the restaurant will serve a happy hour with two for one on caipivodkas and Stella Artois. The caipivodkas are made fresh with either lime, strawberry or passionfruit as well as additional herbs added in for a taste explosion.
Flashback – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 33 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2274-7657
Entrance: FREE

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