Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Brazilian Wax is commemorating their three year anniversary and they are doing it in true style. With a handful of out of town guest DJs, plus art expositions and incredible visuals, expect to have your senses blown away.
First off, the man behind it all, Pedro Piu will be throwing down on the decks, his special brand of funky breaks and chunky house. From São Paulo, D-Edge sensations Marcello Vor and Dani Souto team up to bring you Brek A Leg Show, which should provide a glimpse into techno induced electro funk and breaks. Also RollDaBeetz from Fabo and Soundman Paco, from São Paulo, playing their unique sounds of tech house. Local support from Joca Vidal, the Marginal Men and Nepal.
Cat Empire (Lapa)
The Cat Empire is an Australian band coming to Brazil directly! Their sound is a mixture of jazz, folk, rock and ska influences with bits of Latin music rhythms and extensive use of trumpets and cellos. The band will tour this year to promote their new album, “Steal The Light,” which was released in May.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Brazilian Wax 3 Anos (Copacabana)
Pedro Piu is celebrating three years of the successful brand and party Brazilian Wax. Tonight should be an explosion of expression with music and art for all your senses. DJs for the night include Nepal, Pedro Piu, RollDaBeetz (Soundman Pako & Fabo), Break a Leg Show (Marcello V.O.R, Dani Souto & Alex Trusty) and VJ Ian Victor.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$50 without
Bruna is the New Black (Botafogo)
Bruna is the New Black is back at Casa da Matriz to drop some heavy beats with a great show of DJs and an impressive live act. Buiu Beatbox is a local duo that includes a beatboxer and a violinist performing together in unison, creating some seriously impressive music. Enjoy r&b, rap, hip hop and dubstep tonight at Casa da Matriz.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$40 without
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 – 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Barzinho Bar (Lapa)
Barzinho Bar is a great combination of casual and chic, located in Lapa. With a funky decor and DJs playing Brazilian favorites, the new space has become a new staple in Rio nightlife.
Barzinho – 11:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 170 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
PUBS & BARS:
Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza bar serves excellent tapas style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite nighttime location.
Meza Bar – 9PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 69, Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
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.
Blue Agave– 11AM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Mud Bug (Copacabana)
With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug provides a great selection of beers and food. There isn’t much missing from this American style staple. Also expect to hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock from time to time.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas, 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken on Draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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