Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – If you like the way the floor shakes and the vibrations from very low bass flow through your body, then you will feel right at home at Wobble at Fosfobox. The best in Dubstep, Breakbeats, and house should have everyone moving to some type of thick bass-heavy beat.
A Grande Roubada celebrates three years of rock, with drinking and fun at an event that goes beyond the music! And what name would be better than Matanza to command this feast of horrors? The band returns to Circo Voador one year after the release of their CD “Hateful Human Nature”, fresh after having performed at Rock in Rio. The repertoire will include songs from their new CD and the classics that won’t be missed!
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533.0354
Entrance: Check with venue
Turma do Pagode (Lapa)
Fundicao Progresso will host bands Turma do Pagode, Oba Oba Samba House, Marcinho, Sapão e Dj Tubarão. The event will feature a VIP area open bar with beer, Smirnoff drinks plus food and many other perks.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220.5070
Entrance: Check with venue
Wobble is how the producers call that devastating and reverberating bass line found
in Dubstep, Drum and Bass and Break Beat – the big sound that dominates the international electronic scene.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 with guestlist, R$35 without
Arcade On Fire! (Botafogo)
In February the Arcade catches fire again, this time with the topic most requested by our dear geeks: Super Mario World! In addition you will hear the best of Rock ‘n Roll, Indie, Alternative and 80s and 90s.
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
Se Beber Nao Case (Botafogo)
The party is not based entirely on the movie, but comes with a proposal to make you enjoy the night that should live forever in your memories… or not, depending on the level of alcohol you consume. There is nothing better than a Vegas theme to get you in the mood.
Pista 3 – 11PM
Rua São João Batista, 14 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: Tickets range from R$10 to R$30
Trio Rapacuia (Lapa)
Forro is a style celebrated many times over here in Rio and throughout Brazil. Come enjoy the new sounds of Forro from the band of young musicians Trio Rapacuia.
Rio Scenarium – 11:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Luiza Dionizio (Lapa)
Luiza Dionizio is one of the great singers who frequents Carioca da Gema, this week accompanied by some experienced and familiar musicians with a repertoire that can be sure to please!
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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
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