Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick - Friday night will be sure to show you some true bass filled bliss as Wobble welcomes legendary Brazilian DJ Marky to the decks. Wobble is known for their indulgence to the darkside with dubstep, breaks and drum and bass. If you have not heard DJ Marky, you need to forget the force and check out Wobble at Fosfobox, cuz this is one set you don’t want to miss.
Festa Boho (Lapa)
Initially, this funky festa began at the popular “Bar do Rampa”, and has since upgraded to the iconic venue Circo Voador. Inspired by the bohemian chic trend, Festa Boho provides an eclectic mix of hippie, ethnic, bohemian, folk, punk and vintage.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue
Arraial do Alceu (Lapa)
Alceu Valença performs a tribute to the centenary Luis Gonzaga, the father of the baião. Expect to hear this special homage, featuring the best and roots of forro at Fundicao Progresso.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue
Wobble with DJ Marky (Copacabana)
Friday night will be sure to show you some true bass filled bliss as Wobble welcomes legendary Brazilian DJ Marky to the decks. Wobble is known for their indulgence to the darkside with dubstep, breaks and drum and bass. If you have not heard DJ Marky, you need to forget the force and check out Wobble at Fosfobox, cuz this is one set you don’t want to miss.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 with guestlist, R$35 without
Don’t be scared, unless you fear the funk. Local Carioca DJs Daniel Lucas, Camara and Carrot Green are joined by NYC gringo-turned-Carioca Butter and as they freak out their public with the goulish grooves of disco and deep house.
Comuna – 11PM
Rua Sorocaba, 585, Botafogo – Tel:(21) 3253-8797
Entrance: R$15 with guestlist, R$30 without
Teresa Cristina (Lapa)
Singer and songwriter Teresa Cristina 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
Roda de Samba do Mofo (Lapa)
The roda de samba is a Brazilian tradition that was born in the heart of Lapa. Tonight it returns there with a special edition, reborn again in the heart of Lapa.
Mofo Lapa – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá , 94 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
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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