If you’re out to explore the Rio de Janeiro nightlife, Casa
de Matriz is a must! The nightclub is located in Botafogo and is
a house with many rooms, bars and dancefloors. The feeling is almost
like a home alone party, with ease to get to know people and great
The layout of casa de matriz is divided into many rooms which make
you wonder what’s in the next one! The whole feeling of curiosity
lead to rotation of people in the narrow hallways with people looking
for their friends, bumping into each other making lots of excuses
to make contact with strangers. Brazilians are an adorable and curios
sort who love communicating with strangers, so if you know some
Portuguese, the Brazilians know some English, you’re set to
There are two main dance floors in Casa de Matriz playing different
kinds of music. Usually rock and alternative music with the occasional
MPB (popular brazilian music) to make the crowd alive! The main
bar is at the entrance at ground level, but you’ll find small
bars also in the second floor.
There are several rooms to sit down in, relax a bit and a chance
to talk. Some of the rooms have television with music videos and
films, for the old comadore 64 fans, there is also one room with
old computer games like Pac Man and the one where you shoot waves
of aliens gradually coming closer to earth.
There whole place has a laid back atmosphere. There are no requirements
in cloths to go here, you’ll see people in Bermuda or casual
cloths. You might even see some people light up suspiciously looking
cigarettes with a sweet smell, a common thing in Brazil.
To get in you pay 20 reais ($7), pluss what ever you want to consume.
On entering, you get a card where all drinks or food are added.
When exiting the bills are made up and the 20 reais added. Be sure
to take good care of the card because if you loose it you have to
pay 100 reais to exit ($34).
Summary of Casa de Matriz:
Address: Rua Henrique de Novais, 107 Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro
What to wear: All allowed, many wear jeans and jogs and a T-shirt
When to go: Mondays with indie rock is one of my favourites, or
wednesdays (raggae, breakbeat).
Check out the varying program from week to week here:
All in all, one of Rio de Janeiro’s great places to go out!
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