Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Me Gusta is back at Fosfobox with yet another special outing of world-class DJs and an ever up for it crowd on the dancefloor.
Technical wizard Dave the Drummer arrives in Rio ten years since his last appearance with his unique style and techno sound. He has played all over the world at some of the most remarkable and renowned clubs and runs his own labels, Hydraulix and Apex.
Also on the decks tonight is Sao Paulo legend Alex S, who helped organize Brazil’s first rave, a party which featured the iconic electronic star Moby.
Grupo Revelaçao (Lapa)
Grupo Revelaçao brings their big band samba sound to Fundição Progresso tonight, with a spectacular show that will highlight their samba roots and stage swagger.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Me Gusta (Copacabana)
Me Gusta returns to Fosfobox for yet another techo-fused edition, featuring Dave Drummer, Alex S and local hero Pedro Piu. Only the best in underground music tonight in Copacabana.
Fosfobox – 11;30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$40 without
Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
The biggest thing to hit the streets of Barra after dark, with a mixture of house, hip hop, and pop.
Nuth – 11PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008
Entrance: R$40 and up
Joao Gabriel (Lapa)
Sertanejo will fill the house tonight as João Gabriel takes the stage in Lapa. Enjoy live music and a hefty roster of local and imported beers.
Lapa 40º – 11:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Noite do Rock Brasil (Lapa)
Celebrate national rock ‘n roll day at Rio Rock & Blues, as they pay tribute to the best Brazilian rock stars from past to present.
Rio Rock & Blues – 11PM
Rua do Riachuelo 20, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3684-1091
PUBS & BARS:
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 (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food and margaritas in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana.
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 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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