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.

KL Jay Convida #2: Bruno X @ Fosfobox (Copacabana) – Tonight at Fosfobox, the Master DJ KL Jay invites Bruno X to take over the decks.

The line up on the main floor is KL JAY, Bruno X, and Rodrigo S. While at Fosfobar there will be sets from Terraç●, Davi Vath, igörr, and Martin De Leon.

If you get a ticket early you will also get a free beer upon entry. Otherwise, if you write your name on the event wall, tickets are R$10 until 1AM, R$20 after 1AM, and R$30 without your name on the event wall.

The night should get going at 11PM.

KL Jay Convida #2: Bruno X – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana

For more information, check out the event page.

Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions) @ Teatro Rival Petrobras (Copacabana) – Uli John Roth is embarking on an epic triple anniversary world tour, starting with a two-month tour of the US and Canada, and now he’s arriving in Rio for one night only.

Central to the show is a ninety-minute set celebrating the birth of Uli’s legendary band, Electric Sun, 40 years ago. The Multi-media show will close with selected highlights from Tokyo Tapes Revisited. As a very special treat Uli will also perform the complete Metamorphosis of the Four Seasons Concerto for VIP Guest ticket holders only.

For Uli fans, it doesn’t get any better than this. Tickets are between R$120-R$360 and the night should get going at 9PM.

Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions) – Rua Álvaro Alvim, 33 / 37 – Centro

For more information, go to the event page.

BomBástic Hits @ Pub Kriok (Lapa) – Three floors and two dancefloors with all the hits from Brazilian funk and international pop. Featuring DJ Slim, DJ Gabriel Velmont, and VJ Rafael.

There will be a dance team, a tequila team handing out free shots and pours, plus free caipirinha until midnight. DJ Slim will be playing funk, reggaeton, pop, rap and trap. DJ Gabriel Velmont will serve out pop, dance, hiphop, reggaeton, and lots of funk.

The night gets going at 11PM and costs R$20.

BomBástic Hits – Avenida Mem de Sá, 65 – Lapa

For more information, go to the event page.

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


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.

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