Arriving the Fosfobox in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, it can be
hard to spot the nightclub as there are no signs of the entrance.
However, there are usually allot of people amassing in streets drinking
beers, capirinhas and the like.
Usually the crowd gathers outside fosfobox before entering the
night club. You have two bars here, one is better for fancy and
colourful drinks with places to sit, the other is a simple street
corner bar for beers and chopps. Beers go for a little less than
3 reais ($1).
Watch out from getting a shower from neighbours not happy with
the sound level. Every other 5 minutes a shower of liquid washes
over the pavement below, just outside the little bar, as people
use buckets from the above residential apartments to relieve aggression
towards the noisy partiers. I found this to be quite entertaining
and one of the charming factors of the place. Just be sure to stay
on the dry part of the pavement at all times!
Entering the Fosfobox, you get a paper to control your consume
of drinks. Take good care of this, you’ll need it to pay and
get out later at night. It’s 20 reais ($7) to get in. You’ll
be scanned for metal, then you’ll go through an isolated door
leading to the stairs to the basement, the fosfobox local itself.
Going down, you can get a good overview of the place as there is
a plateu halfway good to observe a bit from.
You’ll pass the toilets which are unisex, as in shared bathrooms,
so you’ll see men and women in the same queue. A good place
to meet new people.
Fosfobox is a mixed community of both hetero and homosexual groups.
So you’ll see men kiss men, women kiss women and women kiss
The decorations are dark and metal, with two bars, a big dance
floor with high music. There are places to sit, some sleep, under
the stairs, with pillows. One thing I noticed was an image of parrots
on the wall. The place gets crowded and last until 6 or 7 in the
morning so there’s no rush.
I really enjoyed the music here! Among the played were; Joy Division,…..
A great place if you like a little dark atmosphere.
When to go: Thursday from 2300
What to wear: Casual / Alternative cloths, not to fancy. Go as you
What to bring: Money, 100 reais is more than enough. I think I spent
around 40 reais here.
Address: Fosfobox, Siqueira Campos, Copacabana
All in all, Fosfobox is a good place to see some of the alternative
night life in Rio Brazil. I recommend a try at this place!
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