Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Nuth is a place where people can
meet to chat, dine, have a drink, play pool, and dance. The two-story house receives patrons every night who are looking for hip hop, pop, and dance music. In the entrance, large wooden tables and benches surround the garden, which also houses a pond with Japanese Koi fish. The interior is spacious and allows lots of room to dance.
On the second floor there is a restaurant and a pool table. International cuisine is served by chef Mauro Paula. At the bar, over 300 drinks are made in a single night. DJs vary through the week, and always ensure a nice mix of rhythms and styles.
Mosh Pit Fest (Lapa)
The definition of Mosh is the ability to allow the fans to jump off the stage into the crowd, temporarily flying (somewhat) like Superman. Tonight is the Mosh Pit Fest at Circo Voador, celebrating the Day of Rock, with bands Dead Fish, Rancore, Oitao and Plastic Fire.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
DJ Saddame returns to 00 with his longtime hip hop party Becape, showcasing Rio’s finest hip hop and turntablists. Tonight Saddame welcomes DJs Tucho and Theo Back.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Women- R$20, Men- R$30
Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
The biggest thing to hit the streets of Barra & Lagoa. Two locations with the same game plan to make sure the night never ends for those who attend. 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
Moyseis Marques (Lapa)
Singer and songwriter Moyseis Marques returns to Carioca da Gema to perform his special brand of samba with hits like “Pretinha Jóia Rara,” which was featured on the soap opera “Caminho das Índias,” from Rede Globo.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 7, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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
PUBS & BARS:
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, 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
Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza bar serves excellent tapas-style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite nighttime location.
Meza Bar – 9PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 69, Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
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. Also expect to hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock from time to time.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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
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