Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Muziq is best served in a dark room with a few subwoofers and a dancing crowd. Expect to have some great expectations met with a local legend and a few of Rio’s finest as they hold down tech house in a funky way at Catrin in Lapa.
Gaby Amarantos & DJ Waldo Squash (Lapa)
The queen of tecnobrega, Gaby Amarantos, was born and raised on the outskirts of Bethlehem. Gabriela Amaral dos Santos was born into music and began singing at age 15, influenced by artists such as Clara Nunes, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday and the tacky Dalva Francis and Reginald Rossi.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue
Friday night should be a hot one in Lapa with some of Rio’s top tech house DJs throwing down at the new late night underground club and restaurant Catrin. The DJs for the night include famed icon Mauricio Lopes, Nytron, Pedro Piu and Daniel Secco.
Catrin – 11PM
Rua Men de Sa 63, Lapa – Tel:(21)2222-0328
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without
Keep Up (Copacabana)
Keep Up is a new venture that will host an array of top DJs from Rio. Joca Vidal, Pedro Isidoro, Câmara, Highclass Underground (Noo), Carrot Green (Molotov21), Diogo Reis (Moo) and Bernardo Campos vs Felipe Fella (Base). All will represent during this special night at Fosfobox.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$45 without
Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
The biggest thing to hit the streets of Barra & Lagoa. Two locations with the same game plan to make sure the night never ends for those who attend. A mixture of house, hip hop, and pop, this nightclub is sure to light up the night.
Nuth – 11PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008
Entrance: Not available at time of press
Moyseis Marques (Lapa)
Singer and songwriter Moyseis Marques returns to Carioca da Gema to perform his special brand of samba with hits like “Pretinha Jóia Rara”, which was featured on the soap opera “Caminho das Índias”, from Rede Globo.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Marcos Ozzellin (Lapa)
Marcos Ozzellin is revelation of Rio’s Lapa scene. He recently released his first CD, O Samba Transcendental. The repertoire features well known samba tunes in elegant arrangements.
Rio Scenarium – 7PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
Expand Wine Bar (Ipanema)
For a more laid back night with your significant other, Expand Wine Bar is the place to go if you insist on the best wine selection. Sample top-quality and boutique wines, accompanied by pleasant music and small wine dishes.
Expand Wine Bar
Rua Barão da Torre 358, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523 2747
Entrance: Not available at time of press
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, all the sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$25 after 8PM
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana.
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Mud Bug (Copacabana)
With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug providing a great selection of beers and a menu as well. There isn’t much missing from this American style staple. Also expect to hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock from time to time.
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Si Senor (Leblon)
This new Mexican restaurant and bar has finally opened its doors in Rio. With an exciting menu of classic Tex-Mex dishes and drinks, Si Senor may put the picante back your life. With success already in Sao Paulo, the new Leblon location is already started a buzz throughout Rio.
Si Senor – 5PM
Rua General San Martin 1011, Leblon – Tel:(21) 2249-2161
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