Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Nuth is a place where people can
meet to chat, dine, have a drink, play pool, and dance. The two-story house receives patrons every night who are looking for hip hop, pop, and dance music. As you enter, there are large wooden tables and benches that surround the garden, which also houses a pond with Japanese Koi fish. The interior is spacious and allows lots of room to dance.
On the second floor there is a restaurant and a pool table. International cuisine is served by chef Mauro Paula. At the bar, over 300 drinks are made in a single night. DJs vary through the week, and always ensure a nice mix of rhythms and styles.
Groundation is known as one of the greatest reggae bands in the world and will perform hits from their new album “Building an Ark” tonight at Circo Voador.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Bootie is back and this time at Studio RJ in Arpoador. The mashup funkfest combines all your favorite hits from pop to rock and electro.
Studio RJ – 8:30 PM
Av. Vieira Souto 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$50 without
Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
The biggest thing to hit the streets of Barra & Lagoa. Two locations with the same game plan to make sure the night never ends for those who attend. A mixture of house, hip hop, and pop, this nightclub is sure to light up the night.
Nuth – 11PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008
Melanina Carioca (Lapa)
Brazilian music in Lapa is alive tonight at Lapa 40º with Melanina Carioca. Enjoy live music and a hefty roster of local and imported beers.
Lapa 40º – 11:30 PM
Rua do Riachuelo 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$40 for men, R$25 for women
Holy Jazz (Centro)
Local DJ and record collector MB Groove throws down some smooth sounds of jazz at Santo Scenarium for the new Holy Jazz Happy Hour.
Santo Scenarium – 6:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio 36, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
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Gringo Café (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Café, featuring all things great about America, including beers, food and atmosphere. Enjoy mac n cheese, sliders, Heineken and more.
Gringo Café – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
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 Atlântica 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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