Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Lovers of funk carioca, those curious about the genre and people just looking for a good party, should head to Circo Voador in Lapa tonight as the venue hosts the popular Eu Amo Baile Funk party.
Tonight Brazilian rapper Tati Quebra Barraco, considered the first lady of Brazilian hip hop will perform. She will be joined in the lineup by the duo William and Duda, the collective Afrofunk, Bonde das Dancinhas, Ritmo de Favela, and Imperadores da Dança.
Additionally during the night, Lipe and Léo Barata will serve as Masters of Ceremonies and VJs Maurição and China will provide visuals.
The Mansion Rio Sem Fronteias (Santa Teresa)
During the Olympic Games in Rio from August 5th through August 21st, The Mansion Rio in Santa Teresa will be hosting special events including lunch, dinners, poolside bar, live bands, live samba, and DJs. See The Mansion Rio Facebook page for additional information.
The Mansion Rio
Rua Dr Julio Otoni 254 – Santa Teresa – Tel: (21) 99776-0477
Entrance: See venue for additional information.
Club France Opening (Lapa)
With a capacity for 4,000 visitors, Club France, the France House in Sociedade Hípica Brasileira in Lagoa is offering family-friendly activities during the Olympic Games including autograph sessions, sport demonstrations, and medal celebrations for the athletes of the French Olympic Team. Club France will be open August 6th through 21st from 12PM to 2AM with a daily entrance fee of R$10 – R$20. Tickets to parties at Le Club must be bought separately (see below for more information).
Club France – 12PM to 2AM
Sociedade Hípica Brasileira , Avenue Borges de Medeiros, 2448 – Lagoa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$10 – R$20
RKPG and DJ Kant (Ipanema)
Tonight, following DJ and music producer Kant’s set, the group RKPG will perform live at the Música no Pavilhão da Dinamarca (Denmark Music Pavilion) RKPG features Danish percussionist and current resident of Brazil, Ronni Kot Wenzell.
Música no Pavilhão da Dinamarca (Denmark Music Pavilion) – DJ Kant set is scheduled for 5PM to 7PM and RKPG will follow the set at approximately 7PM. The Denmark Music Pavillion is open daily through August 21st, 5PM to 10PM.
Ipanema Beach, Posto 10 (Station 10)
Moo Party (Leblon)
The Moo party will take over the Germany House (OliAle) in Leblon tonight beginning at 7PM. The Olympic house is set directly on the famous beach between Ipanema and Leblon, and certain to draw a large crowd.
Germany House (OliAle) – 7PM
Leblon beach at Av. Delfim Moreira, 12 – Leblon
Festa Labirinto (Tavares Bastos)
Tonight the Maze will host a special Axé Bahia edition of the Festa Labirinto with Juventude Bronzeada performing live and DJs Cavalcanti and Santos KBÇA spinning during the night. During their show, Juventude Bronzeada will celebrate the best of 90s Bahian culture and axé as they perform the works of Mel, Olodum, Daniela Mercury, and Caetano Veloso, among others.
The Maze – 10PM
Rua Tavares Bastos, 414/66 – Catete – Tel: (21) 2558-5547
Entrance: R$15 – R$25
BacaFest 2016 (Botafogo)
Tonight Audio Rebel will host BacaFest 2016 with bands Exército de Bebês and Almoço Nu performing live.
Audio Rebel – 7PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20 – R$30
Eu Amo Baile Funk (Lapa)
The Eu Amo Baile Funk party returns to Circo Voador in Lapa tonight with Tati Quebra Barraco, William and Duda, the collective Afrofunk, Bonde das Dancinhas, Ritmo de Favela, and Imperadores da Dança perfomring live. Lipe and Léo Barata will serve as Masters of Ceremonies and VJs Maurição and China will provide visuals during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$30 – R$60
It’s time for the best of bass and trap as the popular Wobble party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. During the night Rodrigo S, Two KPZ, Marginal Men, and Fabio Heinz will spin in the subsolo (basement) while Evehive, Ganesh, and Vinzzzz spin above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
The CAVE club in Arpoador will host Infame tonight. The party will include burlesque performances, music from Eva Guarani and Larissa Maxine and DJs Andrei Yurievitch, Suzykill, and Claudio Macedo spinning throughout the night.
CAVE – 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$40 – R$60
Zeck & Beranger and Friends (Centro)
It’s time for the best of house, techno, rap, trap, and hip hop at La Paz in Centro as DJs spin on two stages during the night. Special guest Zeck & Beranger and The Jouz, Magri, Infravend Live!, and Marcelo Frota will spin on the house, techno stage while DJs Sego and Jonsu spin on the rap, trap, and hip hop stage during the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 – R$40
Tonight Le Club will host the DENNIS party with Brazilian producer and DJ, Dennis spinning during the night.
Le Club – 11PM
Sociedade Hípica Brasileira, Av. Borges de Medeiros – Lagoa – Tel: (21) 2156-0156
Entrance: R$70 – R$180
Lost in Rio (Gávea)
Once again the chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Lost in Rio party tonight with DJs Rawa, Ayman, and Lofaro spinning the best of house music, hip hop, soul, groove, r&b, funk, and more throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Meister Party – Jägermeister Olympics (Botafogo)
Tonight Casa da Matriz in Botafogo will host the Meister Party – Jägermeister Olympics. Shots of Jägermeister will be distributed to the first 100 to arrive and throughout the party there will be drinking games with shots and various drinks. DJs Rodrigo Senna, Karol Anjos, Suirá, Larissa Conforto, Newton Gomes. and Meister will spin the best of rock, indie rock, pop, and trap throughout the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 – R$40
Pagode do Reinaldo (Lapa)
Tonight Paiol 08 in Lapa will host Pagode do Reinaldo with Reinaldo and his band and the group Sambai performing live. Additionally, DJ Cafe will spin the best of MPB and samba during night.
Paiol 08 – 6PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$20 – R$40
Trio Rapacuia, Jorginho do Imperio, Nó na Madeira, and Edu Krieger (Centro)
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Edu Krieger will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with a performance of his pieces. Krieger is know for his work with Maria Rita, Ana Carolina, Roberta Sá, Maria Gadú, Teresa Cristina, Pedro Luís and the Parede, Casuarina, Ara Ketu, Falamansa, Pedro Miranda, Ryta de Cássia, Sururu na Roda, and Moyseis Marques, among others. Nó na Madeira will follow at 8:30PM with a tribute to João Nogueira. Next Jorginho do Imperio will perform the best of Carnival sambas enredos beginning at 11PM. Finally, beginning at 3AM, the Trio Rapacuia will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Aline Calixto and Nina Rosa
Nina Rosa will perform to open the night at Carioca da Gema tonight and Aline Calixto will follow to headline.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30 PM, 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
It’s time again for Lapafest at Leviano bar tonight. Singer Mar Cesar will start off the night on the first floor by performing well-known samba, MPB, and sambalanço songs. The bloco Picada de Primeira will follow with the best of samba, MPB, soul, and samba reggae. On the second floor during the night, the power trio Johnny’s will perform the best of international pop rock. Additionally, DJs Aílton Areas and Cauê will spin the best of samba, funk, hip hop, and electronic during the night.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$40 (Cash only)
PUBS & BARS:
Tailten @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of traditional Irish music as the group Tailten performs live at Lapa Irish Pub. If you want to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
The Smiths Party @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host The Smiths Party tonight with the tribute group, The Smiths Cover Brasil performing live. Additionally, DJs Kleber Tumarr, Theddy-Ozz, and Richard Moz will spin during the night.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 9PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
My Generation, Baby @ Bar Bukowski (Botafogo)
Tonight Bar Bukowski in Botafogo will host My Generation, Baby. The party will feature the Vinyl Club, where attendees can choose the music and ask the DJ directly plus there will be artistic performances, exhibitions, raffles, and the best of rock’n’roll until sunrise.
My Generation, Baby – 7PM
R. Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel:(21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$40 – $50, FREE for public school teachers and journalists
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Additionally, Tony Boka will be playing at Mab’s Mondays through Saturdays from 6PM to 10PM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM to 4AM everyday.
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Mud Bug (Copacabana)
Mud Bug in Copacabana provides a great selection of food and drinks, including more than thirty types of international and national beers
Mud Bug – 5PM – 3AM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Know for its cold beer, specialty beers, and great atmosphere, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live music every night of the week except for Wednesdays. Additionally, this is a great place to watch live sports.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 5PM – 2AM
Av. Atlântica, 3056, Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a great selection of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its nice atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42 – Loja B, Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details.
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. This is a great place to watch live streaming sports, both international and national.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is always a great place for Mexican food, drinks and for watching live sport streams and broadcasts. Just around the corner from Posto 9, the bar is also known for its mostly English-speaking staff and the mostly English-speaking crowd which frequents the establishment. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM – 3AM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
Ladies Night – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
It’s Ladies Night at the Lord Jim Pub tonight. A DJ will spin the best of the 80s and promotions will include two-for-one specials on sparkling wine for women and tequila and Jagermeister for everyone.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM to 4AM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$20 for women and R$25 for men.
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