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


Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Bem Brasil once more hosts its growing weekly Tuesday night party at the famous 00 club in Gávea. Dedicated to the city’s national and international travelers, the hostels seem to empty out as guests swarm to the club for the early caipirinha giveaway and to soak up the atmosphere.

The beautiful outside deck is a boon in the heat, littered with seating and lounging spots, while inside expect to hear everything from samba to hip hop and house music from DJ Andrew Gracie. Highly recommended for anyone looking for some late-night partying early on in the week.


Ya ‘Ya High Fi (Lapa)
DJ Marcelinho da Lua keeps things real at this weekly vinyl only party at new home, Barzinho in Lapa. Naturally, vinyl is king and therefore must be heard loud and direct. Expect classic hits and little-known gems from a rich variety of genres.
Barzinho – 11:30PM
Rua do Lavradio 170, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
Entrance: R$5 after 7PM

Bem Brasil- The Rio Hostels Party (Gávea)
Two hours of free caipirinhas, live samba, house and hip-hop, the perfect mix of locals and travelers and one of the best venues Rio has to offer. It isn’t hard to see why Bem Brasil is taking Rio by storm.
00 – 10 pm
Av. Padre Leonel França, 240 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242
Entrance: R$25 before midnight

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


Fanfarrada (Lapa)
A mini orchestra, formed from members of Cordão do Boitatá, Rio Maracatu and Songoro Cosongo, get together every Tuesday night to light up the Leviano dancefloor, with a repertoire including Astor Piazzolla, Hugo Fatorrusso, Perez Prado and Zequinha de Abreu.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15

Barzinho Bar (Lapa)
Barzinho Bar is a great combination of casual and chic, located in Lapa. With a funky decor and DJs playing Brazilian favorites, the new space has already become a staple in Rio nightlife.
Barzinho – 11:30PM
Rua do Lavradio 170, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
Entrance: R$30


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: Free

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
A great atmosphere, Mexican food and margaritas, plus live American and European sports on TV.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 68, Ipanema – 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 – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice place to drink it in, this is the place to go. With trendy decor, an interesting, mixed crowd and both London Pride and Heineken beers on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$20

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