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


Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – While it’s a rare commodity for a band to tour as consistently as Slightly Stoopid, the group’s diligent commitment to live music provides some insight into why it’s been a few years since the release of their last studio album. On August 14, 2012, the Ocean Beach, California-based group—led by co-founders and multi-instrumentalists Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald, dropped their latest studio effort, “Top of the World”. As heard throughout the disc, the layoff between albums has not affected the group’s penchant for cooking up the tasty fusion and massive groove that permeates Stoopid’s trademark sound.

“We’re a touring act, and we’ve been on the road pretty much non-stop over the last decade,” explains Doughty. The band has toured the globe and will arrive tonight in Rio for the very first time, as they stop over for one of three shows in Brazil, which also includes Belo Horizonte and Sao Paulo.


Slightly Stoopid (Lapa)
Slightly Stoopid is an American band based out of Ocean Beach, San Diego, California. The band describes their music as “a fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, funk, metal and punk.” As a band, they have released ten albums (three live), with their seventh studio album entitled “Top of the World” on August 14, 2012.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50 – R$120


Karaokê Indie- Especial Saint Patrick´s Day & Aquecimento pro Guns´n´Roses (Botafogo)
Tonight should be as rowdy as they come at Karaokê Indie’s special St. Patrick’s Day event combined with a warm up session for the Guns ‘n Roses Show. Celebrating both events in true Casa Da Matriz fashion, expect the alcohol to be flowing with green beers, drink specials, pots of gold and finally a Guns ‘n Roses tribute sing off.
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novais, 107 – Botafogo – Tel:(21) 2226-9691 / 2266-1014 / 9374-7562
Entrance: R$20 with flyer or name on guest list until 9PM, R$25 with flyer or name on guest list after 9PM, R$30 without name on guest list.

Latin Party (Copacabana)
Latin Party at Guimo’s Pub in Copacabana happens every Wednesday with a Latin fused night of music, dancing and socializing. Tonight is a special for backpackers, exchange students and beer lovers alike!
Guimos Pub – 9PM
Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana 1077, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 7727-0609
Entrance: R$22 with guest list, R$38 without

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


Marina Iris (Lapa)
Marina Iris is known for her classic samba done right at Bar Carioca da Gema, featuring a variety of favorite Brazilian hits from João Nogueira, Pedro Caetano and much more.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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: Women R$10 until 11PM / 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

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 – 9AM
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 environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. On Wednesdays you can loosen up by singing some rock ‘n’ roll tunes as it’s Karaoke night.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers and a great environment. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight!
The Clover Irish Pub – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

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