Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Bar Bukowski will host the É Estranho, Mas Eu Amo party tonight in honor of Jim Morrison that would be celebrating his birthday this week. Expect a night of plenty of rock and roll.
There is also a drunken Happy Hour before that starts at 6:30 pm until 9:30 PM when the main party starts. Party-goers will receive a free shot of vodka on arrival.
Maria Rita and Casuarina (centro)
Tonight, Fundição Progresso will host two incredible shows from Maria Rita and Casuarina. Maria Rita has recently worked alongside Casuarina that will create an intimate atmosphere on stage besides some unforgettable samba.
Fundição Progresso – house open at 10PM; show starts at 12AM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Rio de Janeiro – Tel: (21)3212-0800
Entrance: R$40 – R$160
É Estranho, Mas Eu Amo (Botafogo)
Tonight, Bar Bukowski will host the É Estranho, Mas Eu Amo party in honor of Jim Morrison who’s birthday it would be this week. There is a drunken Happy Hour before that starts at 6:30 PM.
Bar Bukowski – 9PM
R. Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$40 – R$50. Free for journalists and public school teachers
Quebrando a Cena feat. Favela Bass (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host the Quebrando a Cena party featuring Favela Bass. Promotions will include two for one on entry (pay one entry and a friend goes in for free) and shots of catuaba all night. There will also be a game of kiss or drink. Live DJs will be spinning the best of funk, trap, pop and hip-hop.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$25 – R$25
Doors 5 Replay (Centro)
Boate Boiler will host another incredible party tonight that helps a good cause at the same time. Entry is free to those with their name on the Facebook wall (See link below) and a kilogram of food. This will later be donated to less well-off people in the city center. All night, DJs will be playing the best of trance, hip hop, rap, trap and carioca funk.
Boate Boiler – 11PM
Rua da Carioca, 74, Centro – Tel: (21) 7853-9298
Entrance: FREE with name on the wall and 1 kilogram of food
Pala Party (Gávea)
Tonight, Palaphita will host the Pala Party with a happy hour starting from 6PM. At 11PM, DJ Christian K will be spinning free style to whatever pleases the crowd the most.
Palaphita Gávea – 6PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 99982-9195
It’s time again for Lapafest at Leviano bar tonight. Singer Lucas de Moraes will start off the night on the first floor performing a roda de samba with well-known smaba classics. DJs Aílton Area and Cauê 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
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$40 (Cash only)
Nó na Madeira MG, Go Black, Arruda, DJ Marcelo Sabre, and Xique-xique (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, Nó na Madeira MG will start the night at Rio Scenarium with a performance in honor of João Nogueira. Go Black will follow at 10:30 PM with the best of black, soul, disco and dance, guaranteeing a packed dance floor. At 11PM, Arruda will bring the best of carioca samba. At midnight, DJ Marcelo Sabre will spin the best of Brazilian dance tracks. Then beginning at 3:30 AM, Xique-xique will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Marina Iris (Lapa)
Marina Iris will star tonight at Carioca da Gema with an opening act with Tomaz Miranda at 9PM.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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
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
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
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
R. 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
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