Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Me Gusta is back at Fosfobox with yet another special edition. Situated in the premier underground venue of Rio De Janeiro, Fosfobox has played host to many top DJs and live talent from all over the world, and tonight will be no exception.
German duo SuperFlu arrives in Rio for the first time, playing their original brand of sounds take stage. With a musical identity that is quite original, the duo combines the tools of electronic music with the rhythms and styles of jazz, funk, tech house and techno.
Mallu Magalhães (Lapa)
Mallu Magalhães is a singer and composer of folk music who will take the stage tonight at Circo Voador, playing her unique sound, derived and inspired from Péricles Cavalcanti, Pink Martini and Manu Chao.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Detonautas + Raimundos (Lapa)
Tico Santa Cruz and the Detonautas perform tonight at Fundição Progresso along with Raimundos. The two rock bands make a special appearance tonight showing Rio how Brazilian rock is supposed to sound.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Me Gusta with SuperFlu (Copacabana)
Me Gusta returns to Fosfobox yet again with another special edition featuring the German duo SuperFlu. They will be joined by D-Edge players Pedro Piu and Propulse D, along with Carioca Rodrigo S.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$40 without, R$50 after 1AM
Shake Your Rampa (Botafogo)
Funk, bass, bootie and beats. These are the words that sum up the party tonight at Espaço Rampa. Located on the outside pier of the Clube de Regatas in Botafogo, tonights show will feature an array of funky DJs playing a variety of sounds and styles to dance to.
Clube de Regatas Guanabara – 11:30PM
Av. Repórter Nestor Moreira, 42 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2295-2597
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$40 without
Grupo Semente convida Teresa Cristina (Lapa)
Grupo Semente and Teresa Cristina has proved their success after seven years of collaboration. They play samba in its truest form, with a broad range of musical hits from Noel Rosa to Chico Buarque.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Gafieira Signus + Banda N.V. (Lapa)
The show tonight will transform the third floor of Lapa 40º into a room filled with elegance and rhythm with the samba beat.
Lapa 40º – 11:30 PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
PUBS & BARS:
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema. Come check out the Miami Heat as they take on the Indiana Pacers for the NBA finals.
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 margaritas — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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 – 9PM
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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