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.

Festa ELAS @ Terraço Lagoa (Lagoa) – This party is a tribute to all women.

Festa ELAS was born at Rio Carnival, making a lot of history in the process. Now they are returning with another incredible season, this time in the middle of World Cup fever.

With one of the most beautiful views of the city, direct to Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, party-goers will see the sun rise at the end of a super party, great music, and that vibe that only Festa ELAS has.

Doors will open at 9PM, and until 11PM the women will be in a single area of Elas with a premium open bar!

At 11PM, they will unify the event for everyone to enjoy until dawn, dancing to the sound of the best DJs in Rio!

Festa ELAS – Av. Borges de Medeiros 1424 – Lagoa

For more information, check the event page.

Noites de Romances Russos @ Midrash Centro Cultural (Leblon) – A night of Russian romance with the ‘Associaçao de cultura Russa’ (Association of Russian culture).

This will be an intimate performance of songs from throughout Russian history. Performing will be Russian-born singer Elena Gaissionok, who is also a professor at Casa das Artes de Laranjeiras (House of Arts of Laranjeiras).

She will joined by Thiago Debossan, a self-taught Carioca multi-instrumentalist.

Together they will perform a range of songs from traditional Russian romance songs and ballads right up to music from the Soviet period.

Tickets are R$30 and the evening begins at 8PM.

Noites de Romances Russos – Rua General Venâncio Flôres, 184 – Leblon

For more information, check the event page.

Baile do Saddam @ Fosfobox (Copacabana) – After the last edition with sold out at Fosfobox and the extra successful edition at Bud Basement, Saddam’s monthly night launches its seventh edition at Fosfobox, while the World Cup enjoys a brief reprieve.

Always bringing prominent DJs from the national and international scene, this is a night that promises to keep you dancing until the sun rises.

DJing on the main stage will be Saddam, Tamy, Sany Pitbull, Zedoroque. There will be promotions on Heineken and Catuaba!

Baile do Saddam – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana

For more information, check out the event page.

The Rio Times, Nightlife, bars, clubs, parties, party, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil News


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

To have an event included in the Nightlife Guide, please email:


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

two + eleven =