Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight one of São Paulo’s biggest parties arrives in Rio. DJs Rico and Jana Duarte will deliver the best of hip-hop, pop and trap as they bring the Girls party to the popular Copacabana club, Fosfobox.
Additionally during the night DJs Edu Castelo, Grazi Farinazo, and Beto Artista will spin and special guest DJ Ani Haze will present a special audio visual set.
Jorge Ben Jor (Botafogo)
Tonight Brazilian MPB singer Jorge Ben Jor will perform the first of his back-to-back shows this weekend at Circo Voador in Lapa. During both shows he will be backed by the Zé Pretinho band and DJ Marcelo Callado will spin before and after the shows.
Circo Voador – Gates Open at 10PM
R. dos Arcos S/N, Lapa – Tel:(21) 2533-0354
Tonight the CAVE in Arpoador will host the fourth edition of the Treep party. DJs Salt, Rapha Fernands, BCampos, Flow & Zeo and Eleo b2b Freekz will spin back-to-back sets until at least six in the morning. Free brownies will also be distributed to the first 100 to arrive at the party.
CAVE – 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Shine on Bitch! (Lagoa)
It’s time again for blacklights and neon as the Shine on Bitch! party returns to the Praia Club in Lagoa tonight. During the party DJs Wally, Caio Bucker, and D-Ryder will spin and there will be an open beer bar until 11PM. Entrance to the party for women will be free all night.
Praia Club – 10PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$30 for men. FREE for women all night.
Tonight Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz will host the Allcool Party, School of Shot edition. DJs Bruno Ambrozi, G Sotero and Bruno Pinheiro will spin pop punk and indie on the first floor while DJs Dave Avigdo, Nathalia, and Lipe Trancoso will spin hip-hop and trap on the second floor. Promotions will include two for one vodka until 2AM and specials will include Jack Daniels and Guarana popsicles.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Tonight Miroir in Lagoa presents Carnahouse with DJs Thiago Mansur and Giovannetti, continuing to celebrate Carnival with the best of house. Additionally, the bateria (percussion section) of Beija-Flor samba school is scheduled to perform live.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.
Tonight it’s time for the best of pop, hip-hop, and trap as Copacabana’s Fosfobox presents the Girls party. Special guests, São Paulo DJs Rico and Jana Duarte will spin and DJs Edu Castelo, Ani Haze, Grazi Farinazo, and Beto Artista will join them to keep the party going throughout the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Good Times! (Gávea)
It’s time for the best of hip-hop, EDM, Funk and deep house as DJs Bernardo Sacramento, Joe Kinni, Felipe Lustosa and Gottgtroy spin during the Good Times! party tonight at 00 in Gávea.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Luiza Dionízio, Elisa Addor, and Marcos Novatto (Lapa)
At 7:30PM Marcos Novatto will get things started at Carioca da Gema. Elisa Addor will follow at 9:30 PM. Finally at 11PM, singer-songwriter Luiza Dionízio returns to perform her unique and lively brand of samba.
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 Marcos Novatto (Centro)
Tonight Marcos Novatto will start things off at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with the best of samba, MPB, forró and sambalanço. Singer Dhi Ribeiro will follow with a lively mixture of samba at 11PM. Then, beginning at 2:30AM, the group Calça Arriada will perform the best of forró until sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
The Lapafest party returns to the Leviano bar in Lapa tonight. Singer Gabby Moura will start things off with the best of samba and pagode. Then, 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:
The Gunners at Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight Guns N’ Roses tribute band, The Gunners will play live at Lapa Irish Pub. 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, drinks and entertainment. Every night Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
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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