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


Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Looking out to the arches of Lapa and being right in front of Circo Voador and Fundição Progresso in the heart of Lapa, Leviano Bar is a two-storey live music venue that puts many others in Lapa to shame. One of the first upmarket bars in the area, Leviano hosts a variety of events and parties every day of the week, accompanied by a complete menu and regular drink specials.

The musical programming changes every night, offering everything from classic Brazilian samba, to reggae and dub to house and hip hop. Thursdays at Leviano are for those who like to dance to great quality music. The evening begins with a lively salsa dance on the first floor with the group Mano a Mano, and then follows to the second floor with forró Leviano, with DJ Floro and Léo Araripe during breaks.


Devendra Banhart (Lapa)
Devendra Obi Banhart is a Venezuelan American singer-songwriter and visual artist. Banhart released his debut album in 2002, followed by material on the Young God and XL labels, as well as other work on compilations and collaborations.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$80


Flint (Centro)
The new bass themed party Flint premiers tonight at La Paz Club in Lapa. DJs SKullB, Calbuque and MC Angelo B receive guest DJ Cybass, who recently released hew new EP “Hop It” on Beatwise Recordings.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$40 without

Arpex (Arpoador)
Arpex returns for their Thursday night weekly dominance, with DJ Bruno Lima playing top hits of house, world music, funk and reggaeton. Get there early while the bar serves up 40 litres of free frozen caipirinhas. Come enjoy the environment, music and drinks with the assortment of beautiful in attendance.
Studio RJ – 8:30 PM
Av. Vieira Souto 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$30 (students and lista amiga), R$50 otherwise

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


Nilze Carvalho (Lapa)
Singer, songwriter and mandolin player, Nilze Carvalho will be playing a mix songs from his latest CD, “O Que É Meu”. His repertoire consists of samba classics, offering a truly Carioca experience.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio 20, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35

Forró & Salsa no Leviano (Lapa)
The smooth and sultry sounds of forró & salsa take over Leviano tonight as this beautiful two story megaclub shows what a real live music venue in Lapa is all about. Wear comfortable shoes.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$25


The Clover (Copacabana)
The Clover, the Irish drinking pub on Avenida Atlântica in Copacabana is under new ownership – by American expatriates. Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers and a great environment.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3056B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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 Atlântica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Biker Night @ 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. Tonight is Biker Night, sponsored by the motorcycle clubs of Rio Divina Decdencia. Tonight will rock your mufflers off, think ZZ Top, Dire Straits and a whole lotta Zepplin.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

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