Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – If you are looking for a party at an oceanfront mansion, then look no further than Chapa Quente. Pedro Piu brings the first edition of this hip hop, funk and soul infused party to the Niemeyer Mansion looking over the ocean and going strong all night.
Cone Crew (Lapa)
They have been called “The New Planet Hemp”. Their controversial concerts attract crowds from the four corners of the country. Their YouTube channel has surpassed eight million views! More than 100,000 followers on Twitter, more than 200,000 on Facebook and about 30,000 visitors a day on their website. This Friday, the biggest phenomenon of rap on the Internet makes their official debut in Lapa.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue
Los Hermanos (Lapa)
In April, Los Hermanos began their tour of 11 state capitals to celebrate fifteen years of life and music. Expect an incredible show as they perform all their popular past and recent hits.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue
Chapa Quente- Mansao Niemeyer (Leblon)
Friday nights heat with up with Chapa Quente at the Niemeyer Mansion, located on the outskirts of Leblon with a view of the incredible ocean front. Expect only the best in Hip Hop, Miami Bass, Soul and Funk from resident DJ Pedro Piu and guests.
Manso Niemeyer– 11PM
Av, Niemeyer nº99 Leblon
Entrance: tickets range from R$15 with guestlist to R$40 without
Alien Nation 15 Anos (Botafogo)
Alien nation began in 1997 and became a huge success at the infamous club Bunker soon after. Since the debut, Alien Nation has become a landmark in Rio, under the command of DJs Wilson Power and Edinho. Come celebrate 15 years of Alien Nation.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with guestlist, R$30 without
Teresa Cristina e Grupo Semente (Lapa)
Samba surrenders Friday night to the talent of one of the youngest singers and songwriters of the genre. Teresa Cristina and the Grupo Semente maintain their popularity since their debut, 7 years ago.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Batuque na Cozinha (Lapa)
Four years after releasing their first CD, “Smile for Samba”, acclaimed by audiences and critics, the group Batuque na Cozinha offers a more refined and surprising demonstration of their successful musical style.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
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
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 (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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