Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, Bar Bukowski will host the O Melhor Festival Que Nunca Existiu party from 9PM, bringing together influences and hits from some of the world’s most legendary rock and pop festivals.
For those in search of a fix of live music, bands Balba, Vênus Café, Dois ou Dez, and Purano e Taverne will also be playing in the venue’s garage area from 9PM.
Bar Bukowski will also host its regular happy hour before the club night, beginning from 6PM. Only those staying for the O Melhor Festival Que Nunca Existiu party need pay entry.
Hit Me! @ Fosfobox (Copacabana)
Tonight, Fosfobox will host the Hit Me! party, bringing together a lively blend of dance, EDM, funk and hip hop. Playing hit songs all night long, DJs are guaranteed to keep guests dancing throughout the night. Promotions will include shots of Catuaba and rounds of shots at Fosfobox’s bar. There is discounted entry for anyone wearing green or with names on the guest list.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
AMSTRDM and 4:24 (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host the acts AMSTRDM and 4:24 tonight with a special rave-themed edition. There will be plenty of electronic, funk carioca, trap and EDM to keep you dancing until the early hours, with promotions on absynthe for early arrivals.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende, 82 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$25 – R$30
Palphita Convida: True Love (Gávea)
Tonight, Palaphita will host True Love party, serving up a serious helping of nostalgia along with your favourite love songs and their remixes. DJs Gigga e Rafa spinning the biggest love classics from pop, black, Latin music until the early hours, and there are thirteen VIP tables available which each come with a bottle of Chandon Baby.
Palaphita Gávea – 9PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: R$0 – R$50. Pay R$30 – R$40 in advance to avoid queues
O Melhor Festival Que Nunca Existiu (Botafogo)
Tonight, Bar Bukowski will host the O Melhor Festival Que Nunca Existiu party from 9PM, ahead of Lollapalooza Brazil in Sao Paulo this weekend. Aiming to roll the vibes from Woodstock, Monterey and Live Aid into one with the biggest hits from bands like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, Queen and Santana. From 10PM, bands Balba, Vênus Café, Dois ou Dez, and Purano e Taverne will also play a show in the bar’s garage. There is also free entry for guests who celebrate their birthdays this week, as well as for public school teachers.
Bar Bukowski – 9PM
Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$43 – R$55. Free for public school teachers
Nó Na Madeira MG, Fuego Funky, Nando do Cavaco e os Sambistas a Bordo and Trio Sentimento (Centro)
Kicking off the night at Rio Scenarium, samba singer Nó Na Madeira MG will perform at 7:30 PM, followed by Fuego Funky at 10:30 PM with the best Brazilian and American soul, funk and R’n’B. Nando do Cavaco e os Sambistas a Bordo will also play at 10:30 PM, bringing the best of samba hits from names such as Noel, Chico, Alcione, Martinho and Roberto Ribeiro. Resident DJ Marcello Sabre will spin the best of Brazilian dance tracks from midnight in the main room, while Trio Sentimento will bring forró to the Anexo from 3AM.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Marina Iris (Lapa)
Samba singer Marina Iris will star tonight at Carioca da Gema, with renditions of samba classics by Paulo Vanzolini, João Nogueira, Cartola, Dorival Caymmi, Nássara, Pedro Caetano and Mario Lago. She will also perform songs from her 2014 album.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
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 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)
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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