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

Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! La Folie casts off on Thursday for a very special event featuring some of Rio’s top notch DJ talent. Taking place on the high seas, La Folie has enlisted a handful of swashbuckling beat-slingers to set the mood. One of the few and perhaps only boat parties in Rio, La Folie has made this experience one to remember. There are limited tickets, which are presented in the form of a message in a bottle.

Soaking up the beauty of this city from the sea, the voyage will go from 1PM-10PM on this special holiday. DJs are local and out of town guests, featuring Dani Souto, Bernardo Campos, Gabriel Boni, Rockerr and Mike Frugaletti & Vivi Seixas.


Joss Stone (Barra da Tijuca)
Joss Stone is an English soul singer, songwriter and actress. Stone rose to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions, which made the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist.
Citibank Hall – 10PM
Av. Ayrton Senna, 3000, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 2421-1331
Entrance: Check with venue

Cavalera Conspiracy e Krisiun (Lapa)
In an astonishing season of concerts, Circo Voador has brought countless acts and bands to the stage. Tonight, metal is king. Formed by Sepultura famed founders and brothers, Max and Iggor Cavalera bring their new group Cavalera Conspiracy to Circo Voador for a historical night.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue


La Folie – Expédition (Rio de Janeiro)
La Folie takes their unique and one of a kind parties to the high seas of Rio, as they embark on a day long boat party featuring some of Rio’s favorite DJs. Tickets are limited, so get them quick at Inspire-se in Arpoador.
La Folie – 1PM
Pontos de Venda: Inspire-se -Galeria River, Rua Francisco Otaviano 67, loja 41, Arpoador – Tel:(21) 2179-8650
Entrance: R$50

D-Date (Gávea)
D-Date continues this week with resident Bernardo Campos and guests. Arrive early for dinner with the fixed price menu chosen specifically for D-Date attendees.
00 – 7PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$40 without

Veneno (Botafogo)
For seven years Veneno anticipates the start of your weekend in the best possible way: lots of good music and beautiful people gathered at Casa da Matriz. The first track is the responsibility of the resident DJs Tulio and Newton, who drops pop and rock for all ages.
Casa da Matriz – 10PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$16 with guest list, R$28 without

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


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

Ana Costa (Lapa)
Ana Costa is a revelation of the old samba, with her voice, talent, charm and warmth, Ana performs songs from her album New Target praised by critics as a “soul of samba.”
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35


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. Enjoy all your favorite NFL programming as well.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$25 after 8PM

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

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