Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Nicole Nandes brings her famous Luv party to Gloria at Club Boqueirão for a very special edition. Luv has been going strong for four years and what better way to show their love for hip hop than to offer a different format for their adoring public, featuring an array of some of Brazil’s best talent.
Tonight will feature DJs and MCs, including XIS+DJ RM, Marechal playing a DJ set, Dexter, MC Beni, MC Ratão, Comandando MC Aori, BNegão and your Luv residents DJ Pachu and LP. There will be a few surprise appearances as well, but we can’t give it all away. You have to be there to see! Tonight’s event will be held at the Club Boqueirão which will offer an amazing backdrop for this party that is sure to be filled with great music and lots of Luv!
Local icon and rock popstar Baia returns to Circo Voador for another memorable appearance. Inspired by legendary rock sensation Raul Seixas, Baia’s career has brought him mountains of success with 21 years of performances, seven albums, four major international festivals, eight national tours and a large number of fans.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Jorge Ben Jor (Lapa)
With his successes immortalized in Brazilian music such as “Taj Mahal,” “Rain Rains,” and “Because Of You, Girl” along with tunes like “Every Night I,” Ben Jor has remained one of the musical heroes of Brazil.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Luv Live (Gloria)
Nicole Nandes brings her famous Luv party to Gloria at Club Boqueirão for a very special edition. Luv has been going strong for four years and what better way to show their love for hip hop than to offer a different format for their adoring public, featuring an array of some of Brazil’s best talent.
Club Boqueirão – 11PM
R. Jardel Jerculis, 50 – Glória – Tel: (21) 2220-8480
Entrance: R$20 with costumes or guest list, R$30 without
Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
The biggest thing to hit the streets of Barra & Lagoa. Two locations have the same plan to make sure the night never ends. 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
Entrance: Check with venue
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, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Samba do Carlinhos de Jesus (Lapa)
Samba is in the air in Rio. Kick off Carnaval right with the best of Brazilian samba at one of the most well-known samba venues in Lapa.
Lapa 40º – 11:30 PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
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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 nightime locations.
Meza Bar – 9PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 69 – Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. Very fun decor and vibe, this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: Check with venue
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 – 5PM
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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