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

Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Pizza, Pista Rock and Pista Pop! Dobradinha is back at Fosfobox, taking care of their patrons in a truly classy way. With pizza served up while waiting in line and shots floating around the dance floor, there is pretty much no chance of no fun. Best of 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and disco, funk, pop and rock.


Orquestra Imperial (Lapa)
Considered one of the liveliest big bands on the planet, Orquestra Imperial celebrates 10 years of music with the Baile dos Namorados. Expect a repertoire of the big band classics with a special emphasis on boleros and ballads.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue


Aloha Gueto (Gávea)
This first edition kicks off with two prominent musical styles in carioca nightlife. Come dance to the beat of electronica mixed with the best of black music. DJs Marcelo Abreu, Matera, and Fumian & Eyer will be holding it down.
00 – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$20 with guestlist, R$40 without

Dobradinha (Copacabana)
Pizza, Pista Rock and Pista Pop! This pretty much says it all for this long running party at the one and only Fosfobox. Chow down on pizza in line before consuming too much at the bar and on the dance floor.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 with guestlist, R$35 without

Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Express yourself, Karaoke Night at Casa da Matriz. Weekly ritual for those who attend so this ain’t no joke, bring your game face!
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with Lista Amiga, R$25 without

X-Tudo (Ipanema)
The term X-Tudo is also a summary of everything that we can expect from Brazil. This GLB-friendly venue throws a party of everything Brazil; current amazing remixes, B-Sides, vintage hits, mashups,
Latin music, and MPB.
Galeria Café – 11PM
Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250
Entrance: R$22 with Lista Amiga, R$38 without

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


Roda da Bamba (Lapa)
The group provides a classic tour of samba in only a way that can be done in Rio. Their repertoire includes Noel Rosa, Ataulfo ​​Alves, Nelson Cavaquinho, Guilherme de Brito, Ismael Silva, Top Hat, Silas de Oliveira and more.
Café Cultural Sacrilégio – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 81, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1461
Entrance: R$20

Quarta Democrática (Lapa)
Northeastern Brazil invades Rio with your weekly dose of forró, accordion-fueled country tunes. With artists such as Marcia Guzzo and Band, Edson Duarte, & DJ Sergio Feijó.
Clube dos Democráticos – 11PM
Rua do Riachuelo 91/93, Lapa – Tel: (21) 8848-8889
Entrance: (With Lista Amiga) Women R$10 until 11PM / R$13 until midnight, Men R$13 until 11PM
/ R$16 until midnight


Mekong (Leblon)
The Asian fusion restaurant hosts an early evening party featuring tasty food, flashy drinks, and
tunes from the likes of DJ Mary Byker.
Mekong – 7PM
Rua General Urquiza, 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
Entrance: Free

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European
sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana.
Blue Agave – 12PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

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