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

Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Over a thirty-year career, which began as a drummer for the iconic 80s band Legião Urbana, Marcelo Bafrá has become a steady name in music, with a repertoire ranging from romantic poetry, to social protest and classic rock ‘n roll.

His new band, Bonfá e os Corações Perfeitos, features his drum set center stage, accompanied by a bass and two guitars. The adrenaline rocker sets the tone and jumps right into his classic hits “After the Rain” and “Let’s play all night and laugh all over again.” Tonight he will be performing at the beautiful live venue Studio RJ, located beachside in Arpoador, one of the few great live venues in Rio.


T-Hauz (Gávea)
Bruno Correira heads up the new Thursday night house party T-Hauz at 00 in Gavea. Featuring local and out of town guests, plus an array of art and culture fused into each night.
00 – 7PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$40 without

Marcelo Bonfá (Arpoador)
Music ranging from romantic poetry to social protest to rock make up this unique show by Marcelo Bonfá. Singer, songwriter and composer, Marcelo will perform his popular hits from the past to the present.
Studio RJ – 8PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110 – Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$60 otherwise

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


Paolo Andriolo Ansamble (Centro)
With a sound that references several countries, Paolo stands out for his versatility and creativity stirred from the works of Alberto Cechinato, Francesco Cassale and many other artists.
Santo Scenarium – 9:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36 – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Entrance: R$10

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 nightime location.
Meza Bar – 9PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 69 – Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
Entrance: R$15

Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — 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 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 of Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

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