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

Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Zero Zero is back in action with the new weekly D-Date from famed promoter Pollyana Simones. Resident DJ Bernardo Campos will be holding down the decks with local and out of town guests.


Ponto de Equilíbrio (Lapa)
Popular reggae group Ponto de Equilíbrio will be playing a special show at Circo Voador as they record their first live show DVD. Expect the hits along with special guest MC Marcelo D2.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue


Hi Fi(Humaitá)
DJs Icaro dos Santos and Saulo Laudares from the Gang Bang parties venture into their new residency at Doiz in Humaitá. Hi Fi sets out to provide top notch house music combined with the charm that is Doiz, with its great atmosphere and incredible drinks.
Doiz – 8PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 55 – Humaitá – Tel:(21) 2179-6620
Entrance: Free

Miroir (Lagoa)
A beautiful blend of amazing venue and killer sound by Rio’s respected musical honcho DJ Nepal. This hot spot is located in Lagoa, with amazing nighttime views, expect a night of high class beats.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 2513-3898
Entrance: Starts at R$30

D-Date (Gávea)
D-Date is back for the 2nd installation of this new weekly party. From Pollyana Simones and Renato Rossoni, this party with truly make its mark as the spot to be on thursday nights. Expect the best beats from resident DJ Bernardo Campos and weekly guests.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 with guestlist, R$40 without

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


Vinícius Bar (Ipanema)
Looking for a low key romantic place for your Thursday night? Many of artists have performed at this very well known joint in Ipanema.
Vinícius Bar – 8PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 39, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-4757
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Mulato Velho e Simone Lial (Lapa)
Mulatto Velho and artist Simone Lial present a very special show with a focus on the diversity of their musical stylings and techniques, showcasing Brazilian music at its best.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$20


Expand Wine Bar (Ipanema)
For a more laid back night with your significant other, Expand Wine Bar is the place to go if you insist on the best wine selection. Sample top-quality and boutique wines, accompanied by pleasant music and small wine dishes.
Expand Wine Bar – 9AM
Rua Barão da Torre 358, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-2747
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, all the sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$25 after 8PM

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 – 12PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Mud Bug (Copacabana)
Mud Bug has two locations in Copacabana. Providing a great selection of beers and a good mix of Cariocas, there isn’t much missing from this American style venue.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

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