Rio at Night
CARIOCA DA GEMA
Open almost every night, always a different show but always Brazilian music. Some of the finest Bossa Nova and Samba in Rio. Located in Lapa on Avenida Mem de Sá. Open from 10pm to 3am. Tel: 2221-0043. Always a good option...
The best Choro and Samba club in Rio de Janeiro. Live music played by professional musicians in a bohemian ambiance. Open from Sunday to Thursday. Located in Lapa on Rua Joaquim Silva, 138 in front of the Lapa arches. Tel: 2242-5165
A rock bar, if any. Here you'll find a mix of Brazilians and foreigners that want to listen to something other than samba. Rua Maria Quitéria, 37. Near post 9 in Ipanema. Tel: 3713-2526
Close to Lapa, full of antiques and odd memorabilia from the past century, Rio Scenarium is considered my many the grandest bar in Rio. Enjoy a typical dinner or simply dance the night away while the newest bands of Rio play live music. This is an ideal place to start your Fridays. Open from 7pm. Located on Rua do Lavradio, 20, in the old center near Plaza Tiradentes. Tel: 3157-9005
PAGODE DO CORDAO DA BOLA PRETA
A samba party full of locals dancing and singing while the musicians play their rustic instruments and drink beer. The musicians don't earn any money for playing... they play for fun and beer. Located in the new location of the oldest social club of Rio. Also check for parties on the weekend, like Phunk!
CASA DA MATRIZ
From Wednesday to Monday, you'll find every type of music imaginable. A converted two-story house, with various bars, two dance floors, rooms with arcade games, and chill-out rooms. Thursday night Dub and Wednesday Tropical Drum & Bass are classic parties that shouldn't be missed. Monday is Indie Rock and Friday night is dedicated to Brazilian Pop. In Botafogo Henrique de Novais, 107. Tel: 2266-1014
BECO DO RATO
Thursday at Beco de Rato is a classic of Carioca nightlife, live music played by classic musicians from Rio. A great ambiance, free admission and cheap beer – as Carioca bohemian as it gets. Starts at 10pm. Located on Rua Morais and Vale N° 5 in Lapa. Tel: 2221-8062
One of the most famous and beautiful social clubs in Rio. The Repulicana orchestra dazzles with its repertoire of sambas from the beginning of last century. Excellent musicians, people of all ages and cheap beer – like any good social club. Its a necessary night out for anyone who likes live music and dancing. Just 3 blocks from the arcs in Lapa on Rua Riachuelo.
FRIDAYS IN LAPA
A gigantic multicolor party in Lapa. The streets are closed to traffic and overflow with people from all walks of life. Free entry. Here you can enjoy a huge variety of music, including: Samba, Pagode, Reggae, Hip Hop, Funk and Rock. Spend the night drinking caipirinhas in the street and meeting people from all over. Get there by taxi or bus, take any bus that says Maracaná (433 or 464) and get off in Lapa.
Friday and Saturday. One of the best places to see Brazilian bands and singers playing live. You'll always find a different show, just ask the staff of El Misti House Rio about the current lineup. Located on Rua dos Arcos, (no number), below the arcs in Lapa. Tel: 2433-0354
SÃO CRISTOVAO FAIR:
From Friday to Sunday, NON-STOP! Also known as the Parabas Fair, it's the largest market of Northeastern Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. The fair highlights the typical music of the Brazilian Northeast, the Forro, and there are numerous craft and food stalls set up for this weekly event. This is not a big tourist attraction, so you'll have the opportunity to really get to know the customs of Northeastern Brazilians. Dance and drink are combined with good traditional food make for a great time. Donde?
From Friday to Sunday, this old mansion used to be a place where men would seek the services of working women from the 1920's through the 40's. It was reopened in the 1990's as a social club and still retains many of its historical aspects... but now the DJs play the best Brazilian music around and the band Arcos de Choro also plays Chorinho (instrumental Samba) on Sundays. The house has two bars, a place to hang out and spend time with friends, pool tables, inexpensive beer and beautiful people. Casa Rosa is famous for its great feijoada (a typical Brazilian food) and live music on Sundays. It all gets started at 7pm. Check with the staff of El Misti House to get the daily schedule of events. Located in Larajeiras at Rua Alice, 550. The easiest way to get there is to share a taxi between 2 or 3 people. Tel: 2557-2562
Every Saturday from July until Carnival the biggest and most important samba schools open their practices to the public. We go to Salgueiro and Mangueira... two of the titans. It's best to go with the flow and shake and dance to the most diva rhythms of Carnival. You'll see how the schools prepare for the the incredible party that is Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, its sprit and the enthusiasm of the people of Rio for the biggest event in the world. The trip includes pick up at El Misti House Rio de Janiero at 10:30pm, entrance ticket, guide and the return transfer from the samba school at 4am.
SUNDAY FAVELA FUNK PARTY:
If you want to experience serious intensity accompanied by ferocious rhythm, this is your chance. The Cariaoca Funky music has become a benchmark for the rhythms that have been created in ghettos around the world and is now some of the most popular music in Brazil. Unfortunately this event is close to many of the Favelas in the area west of Rio, so if you want to live this experience, you need to go with one of our guides. The package includes pick up at El Misti House Rio de Janeiro at 10:30pm, entrance in the VIP section, the guide, and the return trip from the Favela Funky Party at 4am. (You'll arrive at El Misti House Rio de Janiero at approximately 5am.)
BAR DO ARNAUDO
Its forte is the northeast cookery, with delicious regional dishes such as corned beef, cowpea, cassava and pumpkin manioc. It is a good place to taste cachaça. Visit the unusual neighborhood of Santa Teresa while there
Working from midday to 6 p.m. (Mondays), from midday to 8:30 p.m.(Saturdays and Sundays).
It is an extremely casual place mixing young people and a little older ones. It pays a kind of tribute to traditional bars using images os saints as decorations and offering pool tables to the customers on the second floor, where there is a nice porch. The tips are bottled beers instead os draft beers, and great delicacies like the cheese rennet, chicken or meat barbecue.
Rua Henrique de Novaes, Botafogo.
Working from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.(Mondays, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays ) 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.(Saturdays).
CENTRO CULTURAL CARIOCA
It is a place for Brazilian music with lots of samba, MPB(Brazilien popular music) and even forro. CCC works on a house from the beginning of the 20th century and is a part of the movement that helped revitalized the region. The cookeryis worth trying, with a tipical carioca food, like pastry and sausage with frech fries.
Rua do Teatro, 37, Praça Tiradentes.
Working from 7p.m. to 1 a.m. (Mondays to Fridays)and from 8:30p.m. to 2 a.m. (Saturdays)
If you are looking for something more specific, just ask us. There are hundreds of nightclubs and art galleries in Copacabana, Ipanema, and Botafogo... And continuous shows worth seeing
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