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


Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Vinyl purists will be glad to know that some of Rio’s top hip hop talents are getting together for a night of musical education at Fosfobox in Copacabana. The popular underground venue will be hosting V.U.- Vinyl United.

Vinyl was the format that DJs played from the Seventies well into the early 2000’s, before CDs and computer software such as Traktor or Serato came into play. Since then vinyl has taken a backseat to technology. There are those, however, who feel that the sound of a needle on a vinyl record can not be matched. Tonight that statement will be put to the test with Rio’s own DJ Pachu, Saci and Lulinha from Eletrobase, and DJ Saddame.


Arpex Party (Ipanema)
Dj Bruno Lima plays top hits of house, world music, funk and reggaeton. And the bar also offers 40 Liters of free frozen caipirinhas!
Studio RJ– 11PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
Entrance: R$25

V.U.- Vinyl United (Copacabana)
Vinyl purists, tonight is your night. Come get a taste of the true DJ culture as DJs Pachu, Saci, Lulinha and Saddame represent their talent and skills on the decks at Fosfobox.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 with Lista Amiga, R$40 without

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


Toninho Geraes (Lapa)
Singer and songwriter Toninho Geraes returns to Carioca da Gema to perform his special brand of samba with hits like “Pretinha Jóia Rara” which was featured on the soap opera “Caminho das Índias” from Rede Globo.
Sublime Relicário – 9PM
Rua Gomes Freire, 773, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-9824
Entrance: R$20

Forró do Mercado e Mano a Mano + Dj Chicote (Lapa)
Thursday nights at Leviano are strictly for those who want to dance to quality music! The night will feature the best of salsa, forrogroovejazz, samba and more!
Leviano – 10PM
Mem de Sá, 47- Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20


Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza bar serves excellent tapas style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite nighttime locations.
Meza Bar – 9PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 69, Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
Entrance: R$15

Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. Very fun decor and vibe, this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: Check with venue

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers Guinness and the German brand Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

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