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

Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Urbanik blog is one of the best Portuguese language sites to stay on the up and up of the latest trends in the urban music scene. Now you can hear what perks their eardrums live when they take over Fosfobox. The live P.A. by Wladimir Gaspares is a special treat as he vocodes his voices over MPC beats.


Dark Side (Botafogo)
Expect the darker side of indie tonight at Pista 3.
Pista 3 – 11PM
Rua São João Batista 14, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: Not available at press time

QuintAll (Leblon)
Hip-hop mixes with MPB for some Thursday night fun.
Melt – 9PM
Rua Rita Ludolf, 47, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2249-9309
Entrance: Men R$25-60, Women Free-R$25

Veneno + RockZone (Botafogo)
Rock and pop upstairs and down with this Thursday night mainstay, featuring RockZone on the second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: Free first 50 women until midnight, R$16 until midnight with lista amiga, R$20 after midnight with lista amiga, R$24 women and R$28 men without lista amiga

Urbanik (Copacabana)
The eponymous blog throws its monthly party of house, disco, experimental, and dubstep. With DJs Iury Trannin, Perdigão, Pirim, Pedro Tiê, Felipe Fernandes, Yugo Motta, and Diogo Strausz. Live performances by Wladimir Gasper and Ber MC.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143/22A, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20-40


Simone Mazzer (Lapa)
The actress and singer returns to the Semente stage to show off her voice and novel interpretation of MPB classics, world pop, and the new vanguard of music from São Paulo.
Bar Semente – 9:30PM
Rua Joaquim Silva, 138, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5188
Entrance: R$13 women, R$16 men

Fala Brasil (Lapa)
The group Fala Brasil presents a repetoire of MPB, samba, and choro for your listening pleasure in this colorfully decorated restaurant venue. With the cover patrons also receive a glass of wine, a bolinho de bacalhau or a lemonade with the cover to sweeten the deal. Choices, choices, choices.
Adega Flor de Coimbra – 8PM
Rua Theotônio, 34 – Tel: (21) 2224-9138
Entrance: R$7

Zé da Velha e Silvério Pontes (Lapa)
CD release party in support of Ze’s upcoming release, “Depontacabeça” which means lot’s of choro from top to bottom.
Bola Preta – 8:00PM
Rua da Relação, 3 – Tel: (21) 2240-8049
Entrance: R$15

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


Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and 20 percent off Entree plates for lunch and dinner until 7:00PM this month.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

Bar Bukowski (Botafogo)
An entire house with two floors with various rooms, djs that play rock n’ roll, an outdoor patio and even a Wii on a projector. Always an intense party until the wee hours a la its namesake.
Bar Bukowski – 6PM
Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270, Botafogo – (21) 2244-7303 / 7701-8300
Entrance: R$30 (full price). R$25 (lista amiga via Orkut), R$22 (lista amiga via Facebook)

Boteco Salvação (Botafogo)
Traditional boteco style with some extra finishing touches. A cozy atmosphere with nice TVs and pool tables upstairs.
Boteco Salvação – 6PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 55, Botafogo – (21) 2226-9691 / 2539-0216
Entrance: Free

Sambokê (Lapa)
Samba karaoke — better brush up on your Cartola!
Choperia Brazooka – 7PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 70, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-3236
Entrance: R$10

To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email:


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

nine + 10 =