Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It promises to be a wild night with mead meeting tequila at Teatro Odisséia as the Lapa venue hosts both the Taverna Viking and TeKiller parties.
DJs Roberto Cruz, Thiago Tuao, and Will Rasputin will spin the best of folk, viking metal, Irish punk and hard rock on the Valhalla stage during the night while DJs Fernando Taro, Thiago Halleck, and Ingrid Gründig will spin the of rock’n’roll on the TeKiller stage.
Shots of mead (hidromel) and tequila will be distributed throughout the night. There will be contests including a best kiss contest, a beat beard contest, and a best themed-costume contest.
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (Lapa)
After a successful show earlier this year in May, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble returns to perform live at Circo Voador tonight. Also known as The Bad Boys of Jazz, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is an eight-piece group based in Chicago. With sounds that move energetically from jazz, to funk, to rock to hip-hop, the group features only brass players and a percussionist, with the exception of a guitarist and bassist for live shows and recordings. Fanfarra Black Clube will open the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80
Jeff Gardener Trio (Flamengo)
Tonight the Jeff Gardener Trio with pianist Jeff Gardener, bassist Adrian Barbet, and drummer Teo Lima will perform live at Casa Julieta de Serpa.
Casa Julieta de Serpa – 9:30 PM
Praia do Flamengo, 340 – Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2551 – 1278
Entrance: See venue for more information or call (21) 2551 – 1278
La Cumbia and Diáspora (Centro)
Expect the best of trap, balkan, afrobeart, reggae, ragga, dub, cumbia, and more as the Diáspora party unites with the La Cumbia party to take over Arco do Teles tonight.
Arco do Teles – 10PM
Praça XV, Centro
Entrance:R$10 – R$20
Nêga and Drag Deluxe (Centro)
It’s time for the best of divas, hip hop and drag as La Paz in Centro hosts the Nêga and Drag Deluxe parties tonight. DJs Natasha Fierce, Choloe Van Damme, and Ravena Creole will spin on the Drag Deluxe stage and Sirena Signus and Nataliya Goncharova will perform. DJs Rafa Maia, Evehive, Luis Otávio, Fábio Bout and Dann Vieira will spin on the Nêga stage and the Voguing Crew with Vito, Marco and Juliete will perform.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 – R$50
Uma Noite de Caos (Praça da Bandeira)
It’s time for the best of punk as Porto Pirata hosts a new edition of the Noite de Caos event in celebration of thirty years of Pacto Social tonight. Entry to the event is free.
Porto Pirata – 9PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
For the very best of bass, trap and UK garage as the popular Wobble party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. During the night the Nectar Gang will launch their new EP, Pedra Remixes. They will spin back-to-back with Fabio Heinz in the subsolo (basement) and DJ Rodrigo S. will spin back-to-back with Marginal Men. Additionally Cybass will spin during the night . DJs Bento and Goribeatzz will spin at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$33 – R$60
Festa Taverna Viking + Tekiller (Lapa)
Tonight Teatro Odisséia hosts the both the Taverna Viking and TeKiller parties. DJs Roberto Cruz, Thiago Tuao, and Will Rasputin will spin the best of folk, viking metal, Irish punk and hard rock on the Valhalla stage during the night while DJs Fernando Taro, Thiago Halleck, and Ingrid Gründig will spin the of rock’n’roll on the TeKiller stage. Shots of mead (hidromel) and tequila will be distributed throughout the night and there will be contests.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 – R$30
The Nations party returns to Casa da Matriz tonight with a special Red Light District and Oktoberfest edition. During the event there will be decorations celebrating the Netherlands and Germany and “Magic Dutch Brownies,” German sausage, and Dutch croquettes will be distributed. Additionally there will be welcome shots of Ketel One and there will be promotions on Heineken and German beer tastings. DJs Millah Bass, Jess, Patrick Gomes, Otávio Cruz, and Portella will spin on two stages during the night. The first ten German and Dutch nationals will get in free.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$15 – R$40. The first ten German and Dutch nationals will get in free.
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host a special Halloween edition of the Jelly party. DJs Robix, Tannuri, Lenin Mats, Junior Nuayed and Rodrigo Octávio will spin throughout the night and there will be welcome shots of vodka jello.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Lapa Loca (Lapa)
Bem Brasil Entretenimento will present the Lapa Loca party in Bar da Boa Show in Lapa again tonight. During the event, Bom Batuque will perform the best of samba, funk and more live and DJ Ricardo Martins will spin the best of hip hop, funk, and reggaeton.
Bar da Boa Show – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 69, Lapa, – Tel: (21) 2221-2542
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
Festa Viva La Vida (Botafogo)
The Cabaret Lounge will host the second editon of the Festa Viva La Vida tonight. During the event, DJ Mary Dee will spin the best of house, pop rock, hits and hip hop.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 -R$50
Tonight the posh club Miroir in Lagoa will host the Catch party with DJs Marquinhos Meskita, Amanda Chang and Pedro Piu spinning throughout the night.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.
Miller Night (Ipanema)
The Miller Night event returns to Praia Club with DJs Raphael de Lucca, Ayman, and Felipe Lustosa spinning the best of trap, funk, and more. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Miller beer until 2AM.
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: R$20 -R$50
Sertãofulô, Marcelo Guimarães, and Bianca Leão (Centro)
Tonight at 8PM, singer Julieta Brandão will start the night in Rio Scenarium with her reinterpretations of works by Paulinho da Viola, Candeia, Paulo César Pinheiro and Ivone Lara. Marcelo Guimarães will follow at 11PM with the best of classic samba. Then from 2:30AM until the sunrise on Saturday morning, the group Sertãofulô will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25 – R$40
Get pumped 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 César will follow with the best of samba. 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 Márilo 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$30 (Cash only)
Julio Estrela and Marina Iris with Rogê and Julieta Brandão (Lapa)
Julieta Brandão will start the night tonight at Carioca da Gema at 9PM and Julio Estrela and Marina Iris will return to perform live with guest Rogê beginning at 11PM.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Old Class @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
The best of classic rock is here when Old Class performs live at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while rocking out, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Alien Nation with Beach Combers @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo hosts the Alien Nation party with special guest, Beach Combers performing live. Additionally during the night, resident DJs Wilson Power, Kleber Tuma, and Edinho will welcome DJs Bernar Gomma, Guzz the Fuzz, and Lucas Leão to spin the best of rock.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 8PM and the show is scheduled to begin at 10:30PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Karaoke do Barzin (Ipanema)
It’s time again for karaoke at Barzin in Ipanema with the band Gatunos do Rocha will providing live accompaniment. Additionally during the night, DJ Daniel Faria will spin the best of hip hop, pop, and house.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$20 – R$80
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
Mud Bug (Copacabana)
With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug provides a great selection of beers and food. There isn’t much missing from this American-style staple where, at times, you can hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until 1AM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd. Additionally Happy Hour specials on Mondays through Fridays, 5PM – 8PM, include 300ml choop for R$5.50 and fifty percent off discount on petiscos (appetizers).
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM to 4AM in the morning
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: