Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best of techno and minimal tech as the 4 Finest Ears party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with very special guest Claus Voigtmann.
In addition to being a DJ and music producer, Voigtmann is the co-founder of the popular London underground party, Toi.Toi.Musik. Voigtamnn has made a name for himself as a DJ by playing at Toi.Toi.Musik as well as established clubs and parties throughout the UK, Europe, and the world. He arrives in Rio as part of an ongoing South American tour.
Joining Voigtmann to spin during the night in the subsolo (basement) will be Tati Pimont – WAN (Without a Name) and Carolina Hollanda, aka πollanda.
Additionally, TSFN ,Yule Mansur, and JGB will spin at the Fosfobar during the night.
Pub Crawl Lapa Loca (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time again for the Pub Crawl Lapa Loca. The meeting point to begin the crawl is at Rua Mem de Sá, 55 from 10:30 PM to 11PM. There will then be an open bar from 11:10 PM to 12:10 AM at Bar da Cachaça. Then from 12:20 AM to 1AM there will be free entry at the next location and one free shot of tequila or caipirinha. The crawl will then arrive at 1:20 AM at its final stop at Bar da Boa for the Lapa Loca party. Entry to that party will be free and pub crawlers will receive one free caipirinha.
Bar da Boa Show – 10:30 PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 69, Lapa, – Tel: 55+ 21 96579-7643 Pub Crawl / 55+ 21 96900-1721 Vicente Sauer
Dona Onete and Orquestra Voadora (Lapa)
Tonight Brazilian singer Dona Onete will launch her second album, Banzeiro live at Circo Voador in Lapa. Additionally, Orquestra Voadora will perform live and DJ 440 will spin the best of Brazilian music during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80
The Bruk party will celebrate its first anniversary tonight at La Paz in Centro. DJs Ruxell, Atman, Zucco, Two KPZ, Evehive, Kennyᐱ, and diniboy will spin the best of bass throughout the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$30
Blame on the Drink (Arpoador)
The CAVE club in Arpoador will host the Blame on the Drink party. DJs Jopabral, Gypsy, Lawder, and Faustão will spin the best of hip hop, trap, deep, house, and funk throughout the night.
CAVE – 11:45 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$60
4 Finest Ears (Copacabana)
The 4 Finest Ears party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with special guest Claus Voigtmann and DJs Tati Pimont – WAN (Without a Name) and Carolina Hollanda aka πollanda spinning in the subsolo (basement) and TSFN, Yule Mansur, and JGB spinning above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$60
Potter Party (Botafogo)
Tonight Casa da Matriz will host the Potter Party with Harry Potter-themed decorations, the projection of the films, props for pictures, and the distribution of stickers, character masks, jelly beans of all flavors, bottles with alcoholic spells, and more. DJs Ian Garcez, Ingrid D’Marcelle, and Suirá will spin during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 – R$75
Maria Filó, Marcelo Guimarães, and Fhernanda Fernades (Centro)
Singer Fhernanda Fernade will start the night at Rio Scenarium tonight beginning at 8PM with the best of samba. Marcelo Guimarães will follow at 11PM with the best of classic samba. Finally, beginning at 3AM, the group Maria Filó will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Luiza Dionízio and and Tomaz Miranda
Tomaz Miranda will perform at 8:30 PM to start the night at Carioca da Gema and Luiza Dionízio will follow at 10:30 PM with the best of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
It’s time again for Lapafest at Leviano bar tonight. Singer Lucas de Moraes will start off the night by performing his reinterpretations of works by Zeca Pagodinho, Jorge Aragão, and Clara Nunes, among others. Singer Mar Cesar will follow, performing the best of sambalanço, MPB, and samba reggae. On the second floor during the night, the power trio Johnny’s will perform the best of international pop rock. Additionally during the night, DJs Chicote and Ailton Areas will spin the best of samba, sambalançco, funk, hip hop and electronic during show intervals.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$40 (Cash only)
Leandro Sapucahy (Lapa)
Tonight Paiol 08 in Lapa will host a roda de samba with Leandro Sapucahy. Additionally, DJ Julio Rodrigues will spin during the night.
Paiol 08 – 6PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24,, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$20 – R$30
PUBS & BARS:
Café Irlanda @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of traditional Irish music as the band Café Irlanda returns to perform live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you want to hear 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
Entrance: R$10 until 10PM and R$20 after.
Zé da Gaita and Bad Trip Band @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Zé da Gaita and the Bad Trip Band will perform live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo tonight. Additionally, DJs Theddy-o and Trovão will spin the best of rock’n’roll from the 60s through the 00s during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 9PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$25
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)
Known 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 – 6:30 PM – 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.
Bar 48 (Ipanema)
Located in the heart of the Ipanema neighborhood, Bar 48 (Quarenta e Oito) is one of the hottest new bars in the city. Owned and operated by French expats, the bar is making a name for itself by hosting live music, DJ sets and by offering a nice atmosphere and great mixed drinks including caipirinhas.
Bar 48 – 11AM – 3PM and 6PM – 3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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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