Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The club Miroir has become the latest nightlife destination in Rio. Situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas and in direct view of the statue of Christ, this addition to Rio’s club scene has exploded onto the radar, attracting an elite and glamorous crowd.
The club, which is co-owned by popular Brazilian actor Luciano Szafir, is elegant in both design and setting, boasting the latest technical equipment that according to their press information, creates an ‘intimate, vibrant atmosphere rich in detail and decoration.’
Tonight the club presents a special birthday edition with guest DJ Carlos Dallanese, and local residents and favorites Carol Legally and Fabio Tepper.
Beach House (Lapa)
Led by French keyboardist and vocalist Victoria Legrand and American guitarist Alex Scally, Beach House is a minimalist and sophisticated pop dream for your musical senses. The group will perform hits off their most recent success, “Bloom”, their fourth album to date.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
A beautiful blend of amazing venue and killer sound. This hot spot is located in Lagoa, with amazing nighttime views, expect a night of high class beats. Tonight will feature Carlos Dallanese, Carol Legally and Fabio Tepper.
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa – Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: Starts at R$30
Pop ‘n Roll (Centro)
Espaço Acústica hosts Pop ‘n Roll tonight with a flurry of drink specials and shots. All your favorite liquid courage assistance available, tequila, absynthe, vodka and much much more for the taking. There is also a party happening, with DJs playing the best in pop and rock, so don’t forget to run to the dancefloor every now and then!
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, 02 and 04, Centro – Tel: (21) 2222-7525
Entrance: tickets range from R$25- R$45
DNA do Samba (Lapa)
The name says it all as tonight you will be educated on the finer points of samba at one of Rio’s top live music venues. Arrive early as the line starts to take shape around 11PM.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Local bossa nova and mpb band Maskova perform tonight at Lapa 40º. After enjoying a delightful menu of specially imported beers, head to the stage and dancefloor for some great live music.
Lapa 40º – 11:30 PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$20 -R$40
PUBS & BARS:
Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a great unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. Very fun decor and vibe, this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 8PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães, 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: Nightly prices vary
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 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 -9AM
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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