Wednesday

Clubbing

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Fosfobox

Also good on Fri & Sat
Approach index: 4
Entrance: Over R$30
Get there at: midnight
Ages 18 to 40
Dress club
Rio’s most likeable underground club, Fosfobox is always packed, always fun. Electro on Fridays for an older crowd (28 to 40), Dance on Saturdays to the younger crowd (18 to 25). Check their site for schedule.
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana www.fosfobox.com.br


Street Party

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Voluntarios da Patria Street

Also good all week
Approach index: 4
Entrance: Free
Get there at: 11pm
Ages 18 to 30
Dress down
There are a bazzilion bars at the end of Voluntarios street. Mostly small bars so the university crowd hangs around outside on the street, some have live music, some have a soccer game, but all have amazingly cheap beer!
Rua Voluntarios da Patria with Praia de Botafogo


Live Music

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Rio Scenarium

Also good on Tue-Sat
Approach index: 3
Entrance: over R$35
Get there at: 9pm
Ages 25 to 65
Dress up
A live music saloon with three floors, a dance floor and a central balcony dispersing the music between them. It is beautifully decorated with antique items from 1910 to 1960, adding to its charming ambiance. Lots of seating is available to those who arrive early. Apart from superb caipirinhas made from Magnifica cachaça, this joint also offers great finger food such as the “bijus”. A must for anyone staying in Rio. Rua do Lavradio 20, Lapa

 


Chilling

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Palaphita Kitch

Also good all week
Approach index: 1
Entrance: Free
Get there at: 7pm
Ages 25 to 50
Dress nice
Super-zen Amazonian themed outdoor lounge, facing sparkly Lagoa with lots of rustic sofas and benches, accommodating couples or groups. Amazonian finger foods and various exotic flavored caipirinhas. Kiosk da Lagoa (reta do Corte Cantagalo)