Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Celebrating Brit Pop, this week Casa da Matriz will put on the Britânia party. If you enjoy hits from the sixties or if you’re just a sucker for the Beatles, you’ll have a good time. LIVE: Mart’nália (Lapa) Circo Voador – 10PM Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354 Entrance: R$80 Turma do Pagode / Buchecha / DJ Ronaldo / Bateria do Salgueiro (Lapa) Fundição Progresso – 11PM Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070 Entrance: from R$36 to R$72 CLUBS: Tekiller (Lapa) Get some tequila shots in your system to celebrate the heat – it`s not going away, so you might as well enjoy in and celebrate it in this muy caliente party. Teatro Odisséia – 11PM Avenida Mem de Sá, 66 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-6367 Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without Britânia (Botafogo) Dance to the pop music of the 60s in this Beatles dedicated party in Botafogo! Rock pop lovers, this is the night for you. Casa da Matriz – 10PM Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Festa Samba (Lapa) Ten whole hours of straight samba for you to get into the Brazilian heat with good dance moves. Leviano – 8PM Mem de Sá, 47 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779 Entrance: R$20 for men, free for women until midnight João Roberto Kelly (Lapa) Enjoy this MPB legend sing at the heart of Rio. Rio Scenarium – 7PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 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 Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana) The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and just drinks to kick off the weekend. 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. Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236 Entrance: R$10 — 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.