Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Friday night is gift-wrapping a great blend of tech house, funky jacking house, breaks, disco and much more at Fosfobox, for Me Gusta. This special treat will feature Brazilian DJ Anna (D-Edge), Rio/ California couple Vivi Seixas and Mike Frugaletti (Good Family), carioca Breno Ung (Rio Cabana), and local heros Brazilian Wax and Rafael RM2. The music will be top notch and not to be missed.
Rio Blues Session (Lapa)
In honor of the 30 years of concerts and shows, Circo Voador is producing a series of commemorative shows playing homage to the guests and public over the years. This celebration would not be complete without a night of blues, featuring some of the biggest names in the business here in Brazil. The band Blues Groove, from Otavio Rocha, Cesar Lago and Sergio Rocha invite Big Gilson, Beto Werther (Ex Big Allambik), Ivan Mariz (Beale Street), Mauricio Sahady, Big Joe Manfra, Álamo Leal, Cristiano Crochemore, Charles Zanol and Luiza Casé.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue
Me Gusta (Copacabana)
Me Gusta is back at Fosfobox, and its back with a vengeance. Brazilian DJ and producer Anna Miranda takes the stage, fresh off her Sonar performance in Barcelona Spain, in Rio for her first time. Alongside Anna is couple Vivi Seixas and Mike Frugaletti, representing Good Family Recording from San Francisco and Breno Ung from Rio Cabana. To complete the night, local favorites Brazilian Wax and Rafael RM2 handle the upstairs. Expect only the best in house, tech house, funk and soul, a recipe for a long and successful night.
Fosfobox – 11:30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$35 with gueslist, R$50 without
Friday nights at Zero Zero belong to resident DJ Saddam as he holds down his unique brand of hip hop, breaks, funk and more at one of Rio’s favorite locations. Arrive early and stay late as food and drink are served starting early.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Check with venue
Satisfaction Party (Botafogo)
They call it Satisfaction Party for a reason, meaning you will find satisfaction on either dancefloor, hearing all your favorites, The Strokes vs Madonna, Beatles vs Back Street Boys, Arctic Monkeys vcs Justin Timberlake, Foo Fighters vs Britney Spears, The Smiths vs Shakira, Franz Ferdinand vs Katy Perry, Phoenix vs Maroon 5, Red Hot Chili Peppers vs Michael Jackson, and much more.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with Lista Amiga, R$30 without
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 – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Danielle Coimbra e grupo Serrado (Lapa)
The “roda de samba” with Danielle Coimbra e o grupo Serrado has been interpreted as one of the best samba groups in the business.Enjoy their carioca- carnival infused style of the classic Brazilian art.
Mistura Carioca – 10PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 791, Lapa – Tel: (21) 7726-2206
PUBS & BARS:
Expand Wine Bar (Ipanema)
For a more laid back night with your significant other, Expand Wine Bar is the place to go if you insist on the best wine selection. Sample top-quality and boutique wines, accompanied by pleasant music and small wine dishes.
Expand Wine Bar
Rua Barão da Torre 358, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523 2747
Entrance: Not available at time of press
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.
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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.
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
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 Sao 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
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