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

Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – PillowTalk is in town on the final stop of their South American tour, already having played at D-Edge and Warung. The San Francisco based trio has been on top of the dance music scene with their unique sound on such top labels as Wolf + Lamb, Visionquest and Life & Death. Check out their exclusive Rio appearance at Espaco Franklin.


Baião de Corda (Lapa)
Formed in 2001, Baião de Corda won from the start. Passionate about forró, Rodrigo Marchevsky, Andrew Aragon, Leo Di Mola and Dudu enchanted the audience with a new look at the old classics of Brazilian music.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue

Soja (Lapa)
Soja is a band that defines themselves as “a union of musicians brought together by a love of reggae, rock and hip hop.” Dubbed “road warriors”, they traveled with their unique sound to almost every city in North America, as well as many cities throughout Europe, South America, the Pacific Islands and the Caribbean.
Fundicao Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue


PillowTalk (Copacabana)
PillowTalk is the trio from the Lower Haight District of San Francisco (CA), formed by Sammy D, Ryan Williams and Michael Tello. The trio compose dance rhythms fusing musical styles such as r & b, boogie, soul and disco and house. Their sound is pretty much dominating the underground scene, allowing them to tour all over the world. Having just returned from their European tour, the guys make their final South American tour stop here in Rio, having already played at Warung and D-Edge. They are joined by Triple Crown, which is comprised of locals Mary Zander, DJ Nepal and Jonas Rocha.
Espaco Franklin – 11:30PM
Ave. Passos, 36, Centro – Tel: (21) 2222-4444
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$70 without

Brazilian Wax convida B.Negao (Copacabana)
The explosive mixture of hip-hop, jamaican Music, jazz, samba, soul, funk carioca, afrobeat and rock promoted by rapper BNegão, has caused quite an impact in Brazil and abroad, reaching a growing number of listeners. Tonight the man, the myth, the legend takes the stage at Fosfobox, accompanied by Brazilian Wax, Apavoramento SS and much more. This promises to be an epic night of funky beats.
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$45 without

D-Date (Gávea)
D-Date continues this week with resident Bernardo Campos and guests Doppeldosen, Jose Roberto Mahr and Oscar Bueno. 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

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


Samba pra Gringos (Lapa)
The night will be a special show with opening Group Batuk d’Ghetto and presentation of Rio Samba ‘n’ Rock, a band that combines the swagger of samba with striking guitar chords.
Come enjoy this unique venue in Lapa, which replicates the popular Rio favellas.
Favellas – 7PM
Rua Mem de Sá, 59, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-0580
Entrance: R$20

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


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 pool. NFL is back and this week you can check out the Steelers take on the Titans.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$25 after 8PM

Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a great unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. Very fun decor and vibe, this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães, 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: Check with venue

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Cafe, featuring all things great about America, including beers, food and atmosphere. Enjoy mac n cheese, sliders, Heineken and more. This week you can watch the vice presidential debate on the large flat screen.
Gringo Cafe
Rua Barão da Torre, 240 Loja A, Ipanema
Entrance: Free

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