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


Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The popular Hit Me! party is back for another edition at Fosfobox. This pop hits party has grown exponentially, forcing the move to the bigger and better Fosfobox. Join this feel good party and kick of the weekend right with your favorite pop DJs in Rio playing all your favorite radio tunes, from Outkast to Jamariquai to the Jackson 5.

Specials on Mojitos are in effect as well as double caipirinhas. With this kind of action, there is little left to doubt about ensuing fun. DJs Grazzia, Polly and Ivy and guest Caio Loki will be commanding the downstairs along with DJ Ingrid Gründig vs. Recalcada, DJ Jeff, upstairs. Located at Fosfobox, Rio’s premier underground and alternative venue, Hit Me! will be sure to fulfill your nightlife needs.


Bloco: Cobra Sarada (Laranjeiras)
Created in 2000 by students of the 3º ano do Ensino Médio da EDEM, the samba fest is expected to attract 500 people in the heart of Laranjeiras.
Cobra Sarada – 6PM – 8PM
Route: Rua Gago Coutinho, from Parque Guinle until o nº 14, in front of the Escola Edem
Entrance: Free


Old is Black (Gávea)
Residents DJs Bruno Vinelli, Fabio Farinha and Lulinha and Nobru Black throw down on vinyl and CD at 00 in Gávea. The chic venue serves food and drinks, as well as providing a killer dancefloor both inside and out.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$40 for men, R$30 for women

Hit Me! (Centro)
Hit Me! is back in full pop sensation, featuring all your favorite rock, pop and electro clash hits from the early 80s, 90s till the present. Rocking two floors with singable danceable hits, Hit Me! is always a proven good time out.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82- Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: Free with name on guest list

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


Toninho Geraes(Lapa)
Singer and composer Toninho Geraes, a very big name in Brazilian music, is about to release his third CD, titled “Precito”.
Carioca da Gema- 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$20

Baile de Máscaras do Rio Scenarium (Lapa)
Come celebrate Carnival in Rio’s most famous live music samba venue in the heart of Lapa. Tonight is the special Baile de Máscaras, so wear your most beautiful and unique samba masks and really get into the mood.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio 20, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35


Palaphita (Lagoa)
Outdoors and situated on the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, this gorgeous venue offers more than just scenery, but also a great drink menu, featuring tasty caipifruit drinks and beer specials as well as dinner after 6PM.
Palaphita – 11AM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, Lagoa- Tel: (21) 2227-0837
Entrance: Free

Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food and margaritas in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

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.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM
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 London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$20

The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers and a great environment. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight!
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3056 Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

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