Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, the American group Postmodern Jukebox performs in Rio de Janeiro for the first time. The show takes place at Vivo Rio, at 9PM.
Created in 2011 by American piano player and musical producer Scott Bradlee, the group is famous worldwide for its vintage renditions of contemporary pop hits.
The show promises to bring sophisticated jazz, ragtime, doo-wop, rhythm ’n’ blues and swing versions of songs like Radiohead’s “Creep”, Meghan Trainor’s “All about the bass”, among many others.
Metá Metá and Rakta (Lapa)
Tonight, two Brazilian experimental bands will be starring at Circo Voador: Metá Metá, with its Afro Brazilian hardcore repertoire, and Rafta, with its conceptual compositions.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua da Lapa, s/n – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$100
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox (Aterro do Flamengo)
Created by American pianist and musical producer Scott Bradlee, the group lands in Rio tonight to present “vintage” renditions of the greatest pop hits, from Miley Cyrus’ to Meghan Trainor’s songs.
Vivo Rio – 9PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, 85 – Aterro do Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2272-2901
Entrance: see venue for details
Thirst #3 Flying Buff + Caliente (Copacabana)
The Caliente party debuts at Fosfobox tonight, with DJs Ian Garcez and Fabio Bout bringing the best of reggaeton, moombahton and dancehall. DJs from the Thirsty party will run the underground dancefloor.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 – R$50
Aniversário Charles Bukowski (Botafogo)
Bar Bukowski celebrates Charles Bukowski’s birthday in style tonight, including the traditional “drunk hour” starting from 6:30 PM and the rock karaoke with live band.
Bar Bukowski – 9PM
Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$43 – R$55. Free for public school teachers until 11:59 PM>
Tonight, Palaphita will host the Palou! party, with DJs Johnny Green and Silvio Rio spinning the hottest hits of from pop, black and Latin music until the early hours.
Palaphita Gávea – 6PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Luiza Dionísio (Lapa)
Samba singer Luiza Dionísio will star tonight at Carioca da Gema, with renditions of samba classics by Luiz Carlos da Vila, Toninho Geraes, Clara Nunes, João Nogueira, among others. She will also perform songs from her recently released first album.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Lapa Loca (Lapa)
It’s time again for Lapa Loca at Leviano bar tonight. Singer Mar César will start off the night on the first floor performing a roda de samba with well-known samba classics. DJs Aílton Area and Ricardinho will be spinning the best of samba, funk, hip hop and electronic. The band Johnny’s will also be there performing the best tracks from the international rock scene.
Leviano – 7PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 47 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20 – R$40 (cash only)
PUBS & BARS:
Winehouse is a wine bar run by a British expat that has brought an eclectic range of wines to Rio including a mix of fabulous national wines and international favorites. There is also a great selection of nibbles and cheese boards. For those that aren’t too keen on wine, there is plenty of beer and cocktail options too. Happy hour begins at 5PM and finishes at 8PM.
Winehouse – 5PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3264-4101
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 until 3AM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16 – Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: See venue for details
Mais que Nada (Copacabana)
Cuban bar Mais que Nada offers a lively and friendly night, drawing in a younger crowd just as much during the week as on the weekend. Tonight, they host their weekly pop and rock party with live bands and a great atmopshere.
Mais que Nada – 9PM
Rua Xavier da Silveira, 34 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2267-0599
Entrance: FREE for women. See site for details.
Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul is a lively bar in Copacabana, famous for its exceptionally cold beers and prawn pastels. It gets crowded there every night, making every day of the week seem like the weekend.
Pavão Azul – 6:30 PM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
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 – 6:30 PM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
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
Rua Vinicus de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
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