Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: The Gringo Café in Ipanema will be hosting its monthly “Gringo Group Therapy” meetup tonight starting at 7PM. This month’s theme will include financial planning advice from Looking for Dylan Financial Advisers and The American Society of Rio de Janeiro, showing you how to compound your interest in Rio while you save money on the Gringo Café‘s half-priced Happy Hour drink specials, served until 9PM.
Santa Sexta (Leblon)
Friday nights at Melt are the local jump off in Leblon, featuring everything from rock to samba on 2 floors.
Melt – 9PM
Rua Rita Ludolf, 47, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2249-9309
Entrance: R$60 for Men, R$25 for Women
Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
Monday nights at Nuth have a more laid back crowd so don’t expect a nightclub. Join in on the fun with their set up pool table and relaxing ambiance. There is also another location in Lagoa so be sure to check them both out.
Nuth – 11PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008
Entrance: Not available at time of press
Arcade ON Fire! (Botafogo)
Inset coin to party. It’s Friday night, don’t be home alone playing your video games. Take the virtual world with you to Casa da Matriz! To celebrate twenty years of Street Fighter 2 and our little twenty years, we will make that party you always wanted to friends, beer, beer pong, indie, alternative, electro, 80, 90 and more!
Casa da Matriz
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2286-5257
Entrance: R$20 on Lista Amiga, R$30 without
Batuque Carioca (Lapa)
A lot of samba and pagode to light up the crowd at this popular nightlife spot in Lapa.
Gargalo – 9PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 64, Lapa – (21) 2242-0857
Carlinhos Vergueiro (Lapa)
Anyone who likes MPB and the sounds of Chick Buarque does not want to miss this evening’s performance at the Centro Cultural Carioca. It will be bringing together the best groups of its kind in the Rio club scene, always with special guests.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 9PM
Rua do Teatro, 37, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
PUBS & BARS:
Gringo Café (Ipanema)
The American-themed Gringo café in Ipanema will be hosting its monthly “Gringo Group Therapy” meetup tonight starting at 7PM. Get financial planning advice from Looking for Dylan Financial Advisers and The American Society of Rio de Janeiro. Come for the lessons or just to take advantage of the café’s half-price drink specials during the casual get-together.
Rua Barão da Torre, 240, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and free hors d’oeuvres for paying customers everyday at 5PM.
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Call for nightly prices
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