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

Movie ScheduleWednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick –The premiere edition of Gringo Halloween continues at Gringo Café. Tonight through November 1st, the American bar and diner is showing two Halloween-themed movies each night.

The family-friendlly film, “Vampire Dog” will start things off at 7PM tonight, followed by the 1982 horror classic, “Poltergeist,” at 9PM.

The Gringo Café is well known for bringing all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food, atmosphere and traditional holiday celebrations.

So, if you are looking for friends in Rio to start your Halloween celebrations early with, as Poltergeist’s Carol Anne says; “They’re Here.”


Museu Fórum – Experiências do Diálogo Urbano (Boa Viagem, Niterói)
Today at 3PM the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói (MAC) will host the Museu Fórum – Experiências do Diálogo Urbano (Museum Forum- Experiences of Urban Dialogue). The 11th edition of the Musuem Forum will address the connections between modern urban life and architecture, art, and history. Guest speakers will include; Paul Knauss, Federal Fluminense University (UFF) History Department Professor and director-general of the Public Archives of the State of Rio de Janeiro; Panmela Castro urban artist and socal activist; and Gyssele Mendes, journalist and vice-coordinator of the Research Group on Communication and Society (GRECOS).
MAC de Niterói – Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói – 3PM
Mirante da Boa Viagem S/N, Boa Viagem, Niterói– Tel: (21) 2620-2400
Entrance: FREE

Gringo Cafe, Gringo Halloween (Ipanema)
The premiere edition of Gringo Halloween continues at Gringo Café with “Vampire Dog” at 7PM and “Poltergeist” at 9PM.
Gringo Cafe – 7PM and 9PM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: FREE with varying prices for food and drinks.


In.Box (Copacabana)
DJ Haron Dufau and guests will spin the best of hip-hop and house tonight at Copacabana’s Fosfobox as part of the weekly In.Box party. Arrive early for unlimited caipifrutas from 10PM-12AM and stay for two for one beers in one of Rio’s most popular clubs.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Karaoke Indie (Botafogo)
It’s time again to sing your heart out at Karaokê Indie night in Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz. Shots of Chuva cachaça will be distributed from the stage and five drinks will be two for one all night long to help you loosen up to belt out your favorite tunes.
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$30

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


Baile da Tchuguederia (Lapa)
Tonight the Leviano bar hosts Baile da Tchuguederia with Angelo B, Udi Fagundes and Cláudio Costa ( members of the band Gabriel Pensador) performing live.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$15

Marina Iris and Anderson Vaz (Lapa)
Anderson Vaz will start things off tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema at 8PM. Then, beginning at 10PM, Marina Iris, a finalist from the 3rd edition of the New Old Samba competition, will perform her reinterpretations of the works of Paulo Vanzolini, João Nogueira, Cartola, Dorival Caymmi, Nássara, Pedro Caetano, and Mario Lago, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 8PM and 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Marco de Pinta and Artigo Esgotado (Centro)
Influenced by choro and bass nova, the group Marco de Pinha will start off the night at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM. The group Artigo Esgotado will follow at 10:30PM, with a performance including classic sambas and their reinterpreatations of the lastest hits.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40


RockOKÊ – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Every Wednesday is RockOKÊ (Karaokê Rock) night at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are up for quality imported beer and a nice environment to drink it in before, during and after belting out some classic rock tunes, this is the place to be tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Mekong (Leblon)
Those in search of the finest Asian fusion cuisine and some of the tastiest drinks in Rio, need look no further than Leblon’s Mekong.
Mekong – 7PM
Rua General Urquiza 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
American-owned Mab’s Restaurant is a great place for food and drinks and offers beautiful views with its Copacabana beachfront location.
Restaurante Mab’s – Monday -Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday – Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

The Clover (Copacabana)
Enjoy imported beers in a great environment at Copacabana’s upscale pub, The Clover. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser starting at midnight!
The Clover Irish Pub – 6PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

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



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

two × four =