Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – What do you get when you mix two of Rio’s most popular DJ crews in a bumpin new venue in Lapa. You get Braza! The new collaboration between Brazilian Wax and Botafogo Social Club. Their funky, soul driven and break heavy beats should set a nice tone for the night as they play along with DJs from La Folie and Mini Menos as well. Banging the beats from 11pm till 7AM, there will be no stopping this party, which is sure to be a success. Get there early as is it almost guaranteed to sell out.
Chá da Alice- Dia dos Namorados Especial (Lapa)
Lovers alike are in store for a special Valentines day show. Featuring the Bahiana band É o Tchan, and a handful of goodies for couples and singles, this show is surely to be one for the books. With an Alice in Wonderland theme Cumpadre Beto and Jamaica Washington will ignite Circo Voador with their famous ballerinas and popular music.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue
Local crews Brazilian Wax and Botafogo Social Club team up for their first ever collaboration at the fresh new venue Catrin in Lapa. These two crews specialize in bringing the funk, literally. DJs Rockaphone (La Folie), Rafael RM2 (Mini Menos) plus Botafogo Social Club and and Brazilian Wax will be banging the beats of funk, soul, booty, breaks and house all night long.
Catrin – 11PM
Rua Men de Sa 63, Lapa – Tel:(21) 2222-0328
Entrance: R$15 with guestlist, R$30 without
DJs Gala, Yuri Almeida will hold down the “temple of pop” as they jam Jamiroquai, Michael Jackson, Phoenix, Gaby Amarantor, Blur, Beatles, Stones, Titãs, Arctic Monkeys, Daft Punk,New Order, Madonna, and more.
Studio RJ – 11PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$25 with guestlist, R$35 without
Bootie Rio (Copacabana)
Another pop- infused night of madness is sure to ensue at Fosfobox as Bootie Rio returns with special guest DJ Faroff, known for his popular blend of mixed up mashups.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 with guestlist, R$45 without
The Pagoda of Arruda, Movement for the Preservation of Cultural Samba Roots, was born in 2005, after five childhood friends, residents of Vila Isabel, resolved to make samba circles throughout the city.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 11:30 PM
Rua do Teatro, 37, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
Luiza Dionizio (Lapa)
Luiza Dionizio is one of the great talents that graces the stage at Carioca da Gema, this week she is accompanied by her samba band and will definitely not dissapoint.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Mud Bug (Copacabana)
Mud Bug is a new bar, restaurant and with two locations in Copacabana. Providing a great selection of beers and a menu as well, there isn’t much missing from this new American style venue. 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
Si Señor (Ipanema)
This new Mexican restaurant and bar has finally opened its doors in Rio. With an exciting menu of classic Mexican dishes and drinks, Si Senor may put the ´picante´ back your life. With success already in São Paulo, the new Leblon location is already started a buzz throughout Rio.
Si Señor – 5PM
Rua General San Martin 1011, Leblon – Tel:(21) 2249-2161
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 – 9AM
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.
Blue Agave – 12PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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