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

Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – What do you get when you combine art with music styles of funk and soul, rare groove and black music? Nothing more than a representation of Rio’s finest artists and DJ’s at the cultural event Boombox. Want a taste of Rio and Brazil? This will be the place to taste.


Boombox (Centro)
Join the people at Boombox for a cultural event with a lots of funk, black music, rare grooves and plenty of art! With a great lineup of DJs from Livro-Poster Canção to the GangBang residents, this one will surely be a crowd pleaser.
Editora Multifoco – 9:30PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 126 – Centro – Tel:(21) 2222-3034
Entrance: R$15

Virada a festa (Arpoador)
Come dance to Adrian Petermann, Marcelo Iop, Andrea Mattar and Renato Bavier playing the best of Disco, Pop, rock, plus hits from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s at one of Rio’s premier venues.
Studio RJ – 11PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$20 with guestlist, R$40 without

Nossa Sem Hora (Copacabana)
For a laid back lounge like setting, Nossa Sem Hora is your kind of place. Perfect for losing track of time, hence the name! Music ranges from HipHop to Electronic.
Nossa Sem Hora
Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, Copa – Email:
Entrance: Not available at time of press

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


Trio Rapa Cuia (Lapa)
Forró – A rhythm typical of the Northeast – definitely won over by the Carioca and is now present in various styles. Come enjoy some true Forró stylings from Trio Rapa Cuia.
Lapa 40º – 10PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R30

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


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

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