Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, Palaphita Gávea will be celebrating Friday’s arrival with the PalaGold party. Entrance is free and for those that confirm their presence in advance receive a free shot of Gold Label.
DJ Mauricio Baia will be makig the dance floor impossible to leave with plenty of hip hop, pop and house music. Palaphita is a stylish venue with no flip-flops allowed – so dress to impress.
ClapsTop do MouChoque (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host the ClapsTop do MouChoque with plenty of live DJs spinning the best of funk, miami bass, trap, moombah and techno. There will also be one hour of open bar of caipiroska and caipixota.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 – R$40
Novo Romance + Rebola + Viemos do Egyto (Centro)
Boate Boiler will host another incredible party tonight, bringing three different parties to its three dance floors. It promises to be an exciting night with great music and a fun, animated crowd.
Boate Boiler – 11PM
Rua da Carioca, 74, Centro – Tel: (21) 7853-9298
Entrance: R$20 – R$35
Tonight, Palaphita will host the PalaGold party in celebration that the weekend has arrived. DJ Mauricio Baia will be spinning the best of hip hop, pop and house, making the dance floor impossible to leave. For those that reserve their presence in advance will receive free shots of Gold Label on arrival.
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)
Chutando o Balde, Sarah, DJ Marcelo Sabre, Cassiano e Trio Beija-flor (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, Chutando o Balde will start the night at Rio Scenarium with a spectrum of music from samba to jazz to Brazilian music. Singer Sarah will follow at 11PM with the best of samba. At midngiht, DJ Marcelo Sabre will spin the best of Brazilian dance tracks. Then beginning at 3:30 AM, Cassiano e Trio Beija-flor 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
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Cornerstone and Naked Chicken @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight, there will be live shows from A Volta, Titanica and several DJs throughout the night bringing the best of rock.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 9PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
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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