Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: Rio Rugby F.C. will be co-hosting Gringo Café‘s monthly “Gringo Group Therapy” event, celebrating life in Rio with half-price drink specials from 7-9PM. Come meet up with the stars of Rio’s rugby team. It is one of the fastest growing sports in Rio at the moment and slated for the 2016 Olympics, so get to know them before they’re too famous.
As the weekend arrives, the celebration for the dead continues with this bash at Teatro Odisséia. The hottest party in the city hosts a ton of games and contests.
Teatro Odisséia – 9PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 66 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-6367
Entrance: R$30 without Lista Amiga, R$20 with Lista Amiga
A Festa (Botafogo)
This party comes with everything worked out all evil, to make you lose the line and then some, waking up the next day feeling muscle aches and hungover, running to the computer to see the photos and asking yourself, “WHYYYY?”
Pista 3 – 10PM
Rua São João Batista, 14 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$25 without Lista Amiga, R$15 with Lista Amiga
If you are “just looking,” Plataforma is the right place for you on a Friday night. This restaurant offers great food and an unforgettable samba performance.
Rua Adalberto Ferreira, 32 – Leblon- Tel: (21) 2274-4022
Entrance: Not available at time of press
Roda de Forró (Lapa)
Anyone who likes reggae and forro do not want to miss the next Roda de Forró which opens this month at the Centro Cultural Carioca. Roda de Forró happens every week, bringing together the best groups of its kind in Rio club scene, always with special guests.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 9PM
Rua do Teatro, 37, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252.6468
PUBS & BARS:
Gringo Café (Ipanema)
The American-themed café will host its monthly “Gringo Group Therapy” event for Cariocas and expats alike and will feature half-price drink specials. Co-hosted by our very own Rio Rugby F.C.
Gringo Café – 7-9PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 240, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Boteco Salvação (Botafogo)
Traditional boteco style with some extra finishing touches. A cozy atmosphere with nice TVs and pool tables upstairs.
Boteco Salvação – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 55, Botafogo – (21) 2226-9691 / 2539-0216
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and free hors d’oeuvres for paying customers everyday at 5PM.
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Mas Será o Benedito (Lapa)
Immense bar inside a beautifully decorated old mansion with two floors and even some pool tables. On the weekends expect a raucous crowd hungry for samba and pagode.
Mas Será o Benedito – 11PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 599, Lapa – (21) 2232-9000
Entrance: Check for nightly prices
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