Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The end of the world is near on Friday. So take out your best party outfit and celebrate like there is no tomorrow at the Viradão do Apocalipse in Centro. There will be three levels of fun and all the music you like. LIVE: Festival Sotaque Carregado (Lapa) The Festival Sotaque Carrgeado brings the Hermeto Pascoal Grupo, DJ Mam and Carlos Malta to the Circo Voador in Lapa. Circo Voador – 10PM Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354 Entrance: Check with venue Thiaguinho (Lapa) For a fun night of MPB, popular Thiaguinho will be launching the DVD to his album ‘Ousadia e Alegria’ at Fundição Progresso, which includes Ivete Sangalo and Neymar. Fundição Progresso – 10PM Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070 Entrance: Check with venue CLUBS: Viradão do Apocalipse (Centro) Celebrate the Mayan apocalipse at the 3 leveled Espaco Acustica and you will have the best end of the world, dancing, drinking and enjoying yourself with the resident DJs. Espaço Acústica – 11PM Praça Tiradentes, nº 02 e 04 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2222-7525 Entrance: R$30 with guest list until 1AM, R$40 with guest list after 1AM, R$50 without Bootleg (Copacabana) Bootleg is at Fosfobox with Renato Ratier on the main floor playing the finest house music and its variations. Fosfobox – 11:30PM Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498 Entrance: R$25 with guest list until 1AM, R$ 35 after, R$45 without Nuth (Barra da Tijuca) The biggest thing to hit the streets of Barra & Lagoa. Two locations with the same game plan hosting another end of the world party to celebrate like never before. 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: Check with venue MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Teresa Cristina (Lapa) Singer and songwriter Teresa Cristina joins Carioca da Gema with her band Semente, playing the finest samba including songs from Chico Buarque, Noel Rosa and Gonzaguinha. Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$30 Noite do Rock Brasil (Lapa) Celebrate a the national day of rock ‘n roll at Rio Rock & Blues, as they pay tribute to the best Brazilian rock stars from past to present. Rio Rock & Blues – 11PM Rua do Riachuelo, 20 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3684-1091 Entrance: R$35 PUBS & BARS: 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 Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271 Entrance: Free 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. Mud Bug Rua Rudolpho Dantas, 16 – Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052 Entrance: Free 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 São 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 Entrance: Free Restaurante Mab’s (Copacabana) The new American owned beachfront restaurant and bar in Rio de Janeiro, a great place for food or just drinks if that is your style. It attracts a mixture of locals and expats. Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM Avenida Atlantica, 1140 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299 Entrance: Free 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 Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger. On Wednesdays you can loosen up by singing some rock ‘n’ roll tunes as it’s Karaoke night. Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236 Entrance: Free — To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: events[at]riotimesonline[dot]com. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.