Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Armazém 3 in Píer Mauá will house the over the top event, Formatura PH Botafogo/Ipanema 2014: The Fantastic Phactory. Multiple DJs will spin; multiple MCs will perform and the open bar will overflow with drinks, food and sweets.
The open bar will have Grey Goose Vodka, sparkling wine, Red Bull, Bacardi Big Apple, José Cuervo Tequila, Santa Dose Cachaça, Jägermeister, caipirinhas, caipivodkas, caipisaquês, frozen drinks, beer, fruit juices, water and sodas. Food options on the open bar will include Japonês Benkei, pastas, fried snacks, chocolates, milkshakes, and many other sweets.
After selling out during the first two rounds, golden tickets for the event are now selling for R$300.
Quiz Night Rio @ Gringo Café (Ipanema)
Tonight Ipanema’s Gringo Café will host a special Xmas edition of the Quiz Night Rio event. The night will feature four to ten rounds of holiday-themed and general knowledge questions about Brazilian and International issues. Teams of two to six players will compete for a prize. In celebration of the season, entry will only be R$5 for the night.
Gringo Café –9PM
Barao Da Torre 240, 22411-002 Ipanema– Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Baile do Bené 3 Years (Lapa)
Tonight Fundição Progresso will host the third anniversary celebration of Baile do Bené . DJ Marlboro will spin and MCs Cidinho and Doca and band, Vitória Régia will perform live.
Fundição Progresso – Doors open 10PM.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Brazilian singer Céu will present her reinterpretations of Bob Marley and The Wailers’ “Catch a Fire” live tonight at Circo Voador in Lapa. Canadian duo Bob Moses will open.
Circo Voador– 11:30PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
The Bootleg party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight for its last edition of 2014. Very special guest Tapesh will spin the best of tech and deep house. Art in Motion, Leo Janeiro, Mahara, and Mauricio Lage will also take to the decks to help keep the party going throughout the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
It’s time again to glow in the blacklight as the Over.Dose party returns to Espaço Acústica in Centro tonight. Free shots will be distributed to the first 100 to arrive and sparkling shots and tequila shots will be distributed all night. They will also be giving away neon accessories and gifts throughout the night to help you glow. During the night DJs will spin from two stages. DJs Buba, Ian Gar6, Rebecca Foxx, and Viny Moreira will spin pop, hits, funk and hip-hop on the first stage, while DJs Thiago Halleck and Millah Bass will spin the best of indie, pop rock, and alternative rock on the second stage. Organizers encourage wearing white for a better glow.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, 2, Centro– (21) 2232-1299
Tonight Cave in Aproador will host the one year anniversary of the Faded party. DJs Tomás Tróia, Saraiva, Schlaepfer, and D-Groov will spin the best of hip-hop, trap, bass, and house.
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Formatura PH Botafogo/Ipanema 2014: The Fantastic Phactory (Píer Mauá)
The Fantastic Phactory party pays tribute to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with multiple DJs spinning, MCs performing and an open bar complete with drinks, food and multiple sweets.
Píer Mauá Armazém 3 – 11PM
Píer Mauá Armazém 3, Av Rodrigues Alves 10, Praça Mauá, Centro
The Catch party returns to 00 in Gávea tonight with a special furry edition. DJs Marco Palacios, Alan Passos, and Amanda Chang will spin and Ellie Ka will perform live. Additionally during the night, VJ Ani Haze will provide video projections.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
I Love Rock and Roll (Botafogo)
Tonight the I Love Rock and Roll party will celebrate its second anniversary at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz. DJs Mario Mamede and Vitinho Operacional will spin the best of rock and indie rock on the first floor. Additionally during the night, the New Wave Hookers party will take over the second floor with DJs Kleber Tuma, Felipe Varne, and special guest, Ricardo Abrahin spinning the best of new wave, 80s and pop. Entry to the party for women is free until 11:30PM and promotions include two for one caipirinhas all night long.
Casa da Matriz – 11:05PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: FREE for women until 11:30PM, R$15-R$40
Hip House (Glória)
Tonight La Passion in Glória will host the Hip House party with DJ Felipe Le Gram spinning the best of house and DJ Rodrigo Mattos spinning the best of hip-hop. There will also be an open bar until 4AM with Vodka Nacional Premium, beer, Lagoa Azul, Hi-Fi, Blue Hawaii, Malibu Pine Apple, Sex on the Beach, Cuba Libra, water and soda.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Dudu Linhares (Lagoa)
Tonight at the posh Lagoa venue Miroir, São Paulo native Dudu Linhares will spin the best of house, EDM, deep house and tech house.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.
Moyseis Marques, Elisa Addor and Pedro Holanda (Lapa)
Vocalist and guitarist Pedro Holanda will start things off again tonight at Carioca da Gema at 7:30PM and Elisa Addor will follow at 9:30PM. Then at 11:30PM, singer-songwriter Moyseis Marques will perform his compositions. Marques has released three albums as well as written and worked with artists including Moacyr Luz, Zé Renato, Bena Lobo, João Martins, Edu Krieger and Fernando Temporão, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM, 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Calça Arriada, Dhi Ribeiro, and Roberta Espinosa (Centro)
At 8PM, singer Roberta Espinosa will start things off with jazz and bossa nova at Rio Scenarium. Dhi Ribeiro will follow at 11PM with the sounds of samba, romantic samba and samba rock. Finally at 2:30AM, the group Calça Arriada will perform some of the best forró you can hear anywhere in the city tonight.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40
The Lapafest party returns to the Leviano bar in Lapa tonight with singer Gabby Moura starting things off with samba and pagode. Singer Mar César will follow with the best of samba, MPB, soul, and samba-reggae. On the second floor, trio Johnny’s will perform the best of international rock and pop. Additionally during the night, DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin between shows.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
Motorgun at Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of Southern and stoner rock and Black Sabbath tributes as the band Motorgun performs live at the Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks. Additionally, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Thursday night, Tony Boka performs live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
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 where, at times, you can hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
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