Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Cave Club will be full of talent tonight as local DJ and friend Chester Cave continues his birthday shenanigans with Phauna Todos Reunidos. He will be joined by carioca heavyweights Nytron, Matera, Joao Paulo and Ayrex. The group will be throwing down their special blend of house and tech house.
Chester Cave has played house music all over the globe, including the infamous Rio hotspot Bunker, Spybar in Chicago and much much more. Tonight he will play a special three hour birthday set consisting of house, deep house and tech. Also lined up to crush the dancefloor is Nytron vs. Matera.
The two tech house masters have been steady players in the Brazilian electronic scene for sometime and will definitely not disappoint. They are joined by Joao Paulo, resident of the Bootleg parties as well as many other residencies here in Rio, Buzios and more. Finally Ayrex from the Mi.Ni.Ma parties will close things up with deep and minimal tech.
Raimundos + Oriente (Lapa)
One of the most important names in Brazilian rock, Raimundos return to Circo Voador. The bands was quoted, “Throughout 20 years down the road we can affirm that we have the same energy as when we started and more!”
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Paradiso & NuGrooves (Centro)
Some serious business is going down tonight at La Paz Club in Lapa. Legendary DJ Marky will make a rare appearance in Rio and is joined by the popular duo The Twelves. To top that off they will be supported by Nugrooves and Paradiso.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$35- R$60
Phauna Todos Reunidos (Copacabana)
Chester Cave, Nytron vs. Matera, Joao Paulo and Ayrex take control of the incredible Cave Club tonight with top notch house, deep house, tech and more. Don’t miss this special venue, definitely one of the best in Rio.
Cave – 10PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2522-5663
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$45 without
Stradah e Arte de Ser (Lapa)
Stradah e Arte de Ser performs tonight at Lapa 40º, one of Rio’s best live music venues. Enjoy the show as well as the numerous selection of specialty imported beer.
Lapa 40º – 11:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30 for men, R$20 for women
Roda de Samba Com Samba e Tal (Lapa)
There is no better place to enjoy samba music than Rio Scenarium in Lapa. The three floor venue hosts the best that samba in Rio has to offer.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
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 where you can 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.
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 London Pride and Heineken beer on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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