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

breakzxdoomThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight it’s time for the best of bass and hip hop as the popular Breakz x DOOM party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana.

Special guest, DJ and producer SK!TZ BEATZ from the UK will spin in the subsolo (basement as will DJs Pachu, Bruno Vinelli, Re-Be-Ca, Bertoletti, and Bevilaqua. Shaw a.k.a. Cachorro Magro will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Additionally during the night, Mr Brentar and Felippe Fox will spin at the Fosfobar and Street Burguerz will provide food during the night.


Siba (Botafogo)
Tonight and tomorrow night Quintavant Qtv will present contemporary Brazilian group Siba performing live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. This week they are launching their newest album, De Baile Solto.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$25 – R$30

The Outs and Montanha Russa (Méier)
Tonight Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira in Méir will host bands The Outs and Montanha Russa performing live. Additionally DJ Priscila Dau will spin and VJ Luciano Cian will provide visuals during the night.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 8PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: R$5 – R$10


Food Truck Festival (Barra da Tijuca)
The Food Truck Festival continues its fourth edition today. Running through Sunday, May 31st at Village Mall in Barra da Tijuca, the festival features twenty food trucks and vendors selling a wide variety of food, drinks, wines and beers.
Village Mall – 4PM-11PM Tuesday- Saturday, 1PM-9PM on Sunday.
Avenida das Américas 3900, Barra da Tijuca – Tel (21) 3252-2999
Entrance: FREE. Food and meal prices vary.


Move to Rock (Copacabana)
Tonight the Top of Pestana venue in Copacabana will host the Move to Rock party with DJs JR Mahr and Julio Mayo spinning the best rock and folk of the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and the future. Additionally, the band Crash Cash will perform live. With its location on the rooftop of the Pestana Rio Atlântica hotel facing the famous Copacabana beach, The Top of Pestana venue offers a unique and sophisticated environment. The space previously hosted Rio Music Conference (RMC) events and was home to the BudHotel events during last year’s World Cup tournament.
Top of Pestana – 9PM
Avenida Atlântica 2964, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 97547-4075
Entrance: R$30 – R$70
For more information and to make reservations: reservas[at]topofpestana[dot]

Veneno and Multiplex (Botafogo)
It’s time again for the Veneno party tonight at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz. For over ten years the weekly events, filled with good music and beautiful people, have helped start weekends early in Rio. Tonight will be no exception as DJs Tulio Araujo and Beto Artista will spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor and the Multiplex party will take over the second floor during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$35

Old is Black (Gávea)
The Old is Black party is back tonight at Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) with DJs RV, Vinelli, Lulinha, and Farinha spinning the best of Motown, soul, bambatta, club bangers and trap throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Breakz x DOOM (Copacabana)
It’s time for the very best of bass and hip hp as the Breakz x DOOM party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$10-R$30

Deep and More (Lagoa)
Tonight the Deep and More party returns to the posh venue Miroir in Lagoa with DJs Ricardo Estrella, Bernando Campos and Miroir’s Artisitc Director, Giovannetti, spinning the very best of deep house.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898, Whatsapp: (21) 97577-2525
Entrance: See venue for details.

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Fátima Gaspar & Os Gatos da Noite and Marcele Motta (Centro)
At 7:30PM singer Marcele Motta will start off the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of classic MPB. Fátima Gaspar & Os Gatos da Noite will follow at 10:30PM with a performance of the best of Brazilian music including their reinterpretations of works by Cartola, Paulinho da Viola, Arlindo Cruz, and Nelson Cavaquinho, among others.
Rio Scenarium-7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 Casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Salsa and Forró Leviano (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar it’s time to dance as the group Mano a Mano starts things off at 8PM with salsa and merengue on the first floor. Later on the second floor the weekly Forró Leviano party will present a live performance by Marcelo Mimoso. Additionally, DJ Angolano will spin salsa and DJ Léo Araripe will spin forró during the night.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15-R$25 (Cash only)

Tempero Carioca and Nelson Felix (Lapa)
It’s all about samba at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema as Nelson Felix gets things started at 8:30PM tonight. Tempero Carioca will follow at 10:30PM with veterans of the samba genre delivering one of the best rodas de samba in the city.
Carioca da Gema –8:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25


Miguel Bestard @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight Miguel Bestard will pay special tribute to Jeff Buckley with his live performance at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are looking to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, the Lapa Irish Pub is the place to go tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Setember, Gênero, and El Toco @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host the bands Setembro, Gênero, and El Toco. All three bands have been previously featured on Rádio Cidade’s program A Vez do Brasil.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 7PM and the show will begin at 9PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Thursdays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Mekong (Leblon)
Those in search of the finest Asian fusion cuisine and some of the tastiest drinks in Rio, need look no further than Leblon’s Mekong. Tuesdays through Fridays, the restaurant offers executive lunches from 12PM to 4PM for R$29.50 and Happy Hour from 6PM to 8PM features drink specials including caipirinhas and caipikongs for R$9.50 and four Bohemias for the price of three. Additionally on Thursdays, DJ Mary Byker, owner of Mekong and vocalist for Pop Will Eat Itself, spins during Happy Hour beginning at 7PM.
Rua General Urquiza 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
Entrance: Free

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