Friday Rio’s Nightlife Pick – Today, Alto Vidigal will host Jurema with DJ Tee Cardaci and guest DJ Mustafa. Music from The Loft and Paradise Garage in New York inspires the music tonight which comes with a mix of the energy and diversity of 1980s Ibiza. Cardaci has been playing for mroe than 25 years and is the host of Deep and Dusted at The Downlow Radio, a founding member of Rio’s Botafogo Social Club and a regular DJ at NYC Downlow at Glastonbury festival in the UK. The DJ’s rare and distinct collection of vinyls guarantees an unforgettable night.
Today, Alto Vidigal will host Jurema with DJ Tee Cardaci and guest DJ Mustafa. Music from The Loft and Paradise Garage in New York inspires the music tonight which comes with a mix of the energy and diversity of 1980s Ibiza. Cardaci has been playing for mroe than 25 years and is the host of Deep and Dusted at The Downlow Radio, a founding member of Rio’s Botafogo Social Club and a regular DJ at NYC Downlow at Glastonbury festival in the UK. The DJ’s rare and distinct collection of vinyls guarantees an unforgettable night.
Alto Vidigal – 3PM
R. Armando Almeida Lima, 2 – Vidigal – Tel: (21) 98741-3036
Entrance: until 7PM R$10; after 7PM R$15
O Improvavel Amor da Sua Vida (Botafogo)
Tonight, Bar Bukowski will host the O Improvavel Amor da Sua Vida party. There will also be live band Sound Road bringing the best of their own rock sounds and representing the Craioca rock scene. There is also a happy hour that starts before at 6:30 PM with special promotions on drinks and is free entry. Guests only need to pay if they stay for the O Improvavel Amor da Sua Vida party.
Bar Bukowski – 9PM
Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$43 – R$55. Free for public school teachers
Pre Carnival with Ludmilla (Gávea)
Tonight, Palaphita will host Ludmilla who will sing her her classic hots. There will be an open bar of Amstel beer between 9PM and 11PM. There will also be live DJs bringing the best of hip hop, black, trap and other genres.
Palaphita Gávea – 9PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: R$50 – R$70
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 samba 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
Av. Mem de Sá, 47 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20 – R$40 (cash only)
Luiza Dionizio (Lapa)
Luiza Dionizio will star tonight at Carioca da Gema singing classic hits from the legends Luiz Carlos da Vila, Toninho Geraes, Clara Nunes, João Nogueira, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Galeria do Samba, Go Black, Bateria da Escola de Samba Beija-flor, DJ Marcelo Sabre, and Trio Pé de Serra (Centro)
Beginning at 7:30 PM, Galeria do Samba will start the night at Rio Scenarium with samba. Then, Samba de Donanna will begin later with the best of MPB and more samba. At 10PM, Go Black will bring the best of black, soul, disco and dance. Bateria da Escola de Samba Beija-flor will later join the stage with the best of carnival samba. At midnight, DJ Marcelo Sabre will spin the best of Brazilian dance tracks. Then beginning at 2:30 AM, Trio Pé de Serra will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
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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