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

Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: Rio is just as hot of a destination for foreign exchange students as it is for tourists. To help our friends from across the continent and across the pond, Erasmus throws the occasional get together, like tonight’s Fiesta Latina at Fosfobox. Expect lots of portunhol on the dance floor.


Club Sertanejo (Leblon)
Get a hefty dose of Brazilian country music with João Gabriel and DJ Kabul, plus karaokê sertanejo for the ambitious (and shameless).
Melt – 9PM
Rua Rita Ludolf, 47, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2249-9309
Entrance: Men R$25-50, Women Free-R$25
Entrance: R$20 lista amiga until midnight, R$25 after midnight, R$30 without lista amiga

Quarta do Real (Centro)
Grupo Samba Arte plays live, while three DJs mix house, axé, and funk between sets. Beers for two reais the whole night.
Passeio Dance – 7PM
Av. Rio Branco, 277, Centro – (21) 2220-1298
Entrance: Free for women / R$25 for men with e-flyer until 9PM

Fiesta Latina (Copacabana)
Sponsored by Erasmus, a local organization that promotes cultural integration for exchange students in Rio. Expect a blend of Brazilian and Latin rhythms c/o DJs Dig and Alejandro.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143/22A, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20-30

Nevilton and Tereza (Arpoador)
The Early & Seated series by Circuito Fora do Eixo (Off the Axis) features two Brazilian indie bands, Nevilton from Paraná and Tereza from across the bay in Niterói.
Studio RJ – 8:30PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: Free


Democratic Wednesday, Day Forró (Lapa)
Northeastern Brazil invades Rio with your weekly dose of forró, accordion-fueled country tunes. Quarteto Forrozando celebrates one year together and Trio Juriti releases their new CD while performing with Mariana Mello.
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

Eduardo Corner (Lapa)
Voted one of Top 3 Popular Singers of Brazil by Brazilian Music Award 2009, Eduardo Corner will magnitude all with his baritone voice and will rememind you of the samba classics from the Golden Age to the present day.
Rio Scenarium – 7PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: $20

Alaan Monteiro (Lapa)
This new artist is placed as one of the finalists in the competition for new talent at Carioca da Gema. This night of samba is of the highest quality and certainly worth checking out.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$20

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 free hors d’oeuvres for paying customers everyday at 5PM.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

Mekong (Leblon)
The Asian fusion restaurant hosts an early evening party featuring tasty grub, flashy
drinks, and tunes from the likes of the Botafogo Social Club DJs.
Mekong – 7PM
Rua General Urquiza, 188a, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
Entrance: Free

Som da Bola (Lapa)
Happy hour with friends, futebol, cold beer, and cool Brazilian music at Lapa’s most relaxed and spacious bar.
Choperia Brazooka – 6PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 70, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-3236
Entrance: Free

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

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