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

Om Unit SundaySunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the popular Wobble party returns to Copacabana’s Fosfobox with the best of dubstep, trap and UK garage.

Additionally tonight the event will include very special guest DJ Om Unit. Direct from the UK Om Unit will spin the best of dustep in the venue’s subsolo (basement).

DJs Rodrigo S., Marginal Men, and Fabio Heinz will also take to the decks in the subsolo during the event and VJ Chico Abreu will provide visuals throughout the night.


Tarja (Lapa)
Finnish singer Tarja returns to Rio tonight to perform at Lapa’s Circo Voador. Former lead singer for the band Nightwish, Tarja is well known for her classic vocals backed by the sounds of symphonic heavy metal.
Circo Voador– 6:30PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$90-R$180


ArtRio 2014 (Gamboa)
It’s the last day to catch one of the largest art fairs in Latin America, ArtRio. The modern and contemporary art fair will wrap up its fourth edition today at Rio de Janeiro’s Pier Mauá. Open from 1PM to 8PM, the works by thousnads of international and Brazilian artists will again be presented by hundreds of international galleries.
Pier Mauá –1PM-9PM
Avenida Rodrigues Alves 10, Praça Mauá, Centro – Tel: (21) 3173 5669
Entrance: R$15-R$30

Art Rua 2014 (Gamboa)
The third edition of the street art and urban culture festival, Art Rua, wraps up tonight at Centro Cultural Ação da Cidadania in Gamboa. The panels by international and Brazilian urban artists will be on display again today, the galleries will be open and Acidum Project will present an exposition. Addtionally at 3:30PM attendees can take a guided tour of the street art in Gamboa and the surrounding area.
Centro Cultural Ação da Cidadania –6PM
Av. Barão de Tefé 75, Gamboa – Tel: (21) 2233-7460 / 2253-8177
Entrance: FREE

O Cluster (Botafogo)
Today beginning at 1PM, the O Cluster fair will host its ninth edition in Botafogo. Known for showcasing new styles, designs, art, music and food in Rio, the fair also will launch its new online magazine today. In addition to clothing, accessories and food vendors at the fair today, DJs Nado Leal,Ícaro do Santos, Gustavo MM, Andrei Yurievitch and Lili Prohmann will spin. Artists Scrau, Rien and Guilherme Memi will paint live and there will be an expo by Henrique Madeira.
Botafogo – 1PM- 9PM
Rua das Palmeiras 35, Botafogo
Entrance: FREE


Wobble with Om Unit (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of dubstep, trap and UK garage as the popular Wobble party returns to Copacabana’s Fosfobox. Direct from the UK, special guest DJ Om Unit, will spin in the venue’s subsolo (basement) and DJs Rodrigo S., Marginal Men, and Fabio Heinz will also take to the decks there during the event. VJ Chico Abreu will provide visuals throughout the night.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Duo (Gávea)
End your weekend with house and electro pop at Duo in Gávea’s 00 (Zero Zero). The party begins at 5PM and continues in the chic indoor/outdoor venue until 5AM. Things usually get started on the outdoor deck with DJs Fabiano Pax and Marcia Bertonni and then gradually shifts inside where DJs Mor Rafael Calvente and Dri Toscano usually spin. The weekly event is also known to host special guest DJs.
00 (Zero Zero) – 5PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30

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


Rogê (Lapa)
It’s time to dance as singer-songwriter Rogê returns for his weekly show at Lapa’s Carioca de Gema. The lively up-and-coming performer will present his own compositions as well as covers of works by Jorge, Djavan, and Jorge Benjor, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$23

Roda de Samba, Soccer (Football) and Ballet 2 (Lapa)
Sundays are all about samba and soccer at Lapa’s Leviano bar. Every week beginning at 5PM the venue plays live games on their screens with samba dancers following the matches and the group Ballet 2 playing classics of the genre, including works by Arlindo Cruz, Zeca Pagodinho and João Nogueira, among others.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$20


Bar Urca (Urca)
If you have never have been to Bar Urca on a Sunday afternoon to drink beers and eat salgados while watching the sunset, you are missing a big part of what it means to be a Carioca. This simple establishment on the bayside has been a hit since 1939.
Bar Urca – 11AM
Rua Cândido Gaffrée 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – Monday -Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday – Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free


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


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

two × five =