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.

Maison.Rio no.1 @ Fosfobox (Copacabana) – Starting the year 2019 with a big leap forward, Maison.Rio are descending from the woods of Cosme Velho to the bustling streets of Copacabana for another meeting of music worship in the most traditional and underground dancefloor of Rio de Janeiro.

Dee Bufato, an important part of Brazil’s minimalist avant-garde, resident of the Subdivisions and Mothership D-Edge parties, will be taking the helm. He will be supported by Demod (Maison. rio), Pedro Fragoso (Maison. rio), Pedro Galvão (Maison. rio), and Vidal (Listen Clean).

Tickets are between R$20-R$50 and the night gets going at 11PM.

Maison.Rio no.1 – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana

For more information, head to the event page.

1º Festival Ganjah @ Ganjah Lapa (Lapa) – Today, as part of Ganjah Lapa’s big three-year anniversary, it’s Rock Day!

Speed Rock and Ganjah have the honor of inviting the bands Ballet Underground, Blastfemme, Santo Junkiee and Ladrão to bring the best guitar music to the people.

Tickets are R$10-R$15 and the night should begin around 8PM.

1º Festival Ganjah – Rua do Rezende, 82 – Lapa

For more information, try the event page.

Rio Drink Festival @ Booze Bar RJ (Lapa) – Have you ever imagined drinking a drink from Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings? Well be prepared for just that at the Booze Bar this Thursday.

Supported by Hocus Pocus brewery, this evening will include plenty of music, gifts, a costume contest, games, and more! And in the drinks menu they will pay homage to Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Spider-Man, Hulk, Star Wars, Captain America, Dragon Ball Z, Game of Thrones, among other special surprises.

The price for each special drink is R$18 and everyone gets a free welcome shot from between 6PM-2AM. Tickets are R$15 and the doors open at 6PM.

Rio Drink Festival – Avenida Mem de Sá, 63 – Lapa

For more information, head 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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