Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, band 3 Steps pays tribute to American group Dave Matthews Band at Palaphita Gávea, starting from 9PM.
3 Steps is the only cover band in the world authorized to perform Dave Matthews Band’s songs. The show promises to bring classics of Virginia’s rock band to the audience.
DJ Rafa M will be warming up the night and playing during the intervals. From 9PM to 11PM, the first Heineken is free.
Jazz at La Carmelitas (Lapa)
Every Friday, the La Carmelitas restaurant promotes a happy hour with the best of jazz music and a great wood fired pizza to Lapa. The entrance is free and DJ Bruno spins in the intervals.
La Carmelita – 6PM
Rua do Rezende, 52 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2222-3345
Tablao Flamenco & Gastronomia Espanhola (Humaitá)
Get ready for an authentic Spanish Flamenco tablao tonight, with five different dancers performing with the sound of live cajón, Flamenco guitar and traditional Flamenco singing.
Escuela Española de Danza Mabel Martin – 8PM
Rua Maria Eugênia, 300 – Humaitá – Tel: (21) 2246-9715
Famous + K Now + Halloween (Copacabana)
Parties Famous and K Now return to Fosfobox club in a Halloween atmosphere, bringing the best of hip hop, pop, sertanejo and funk to Copacabana. People wearing the best costumes will receive a prize.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
Palaphita Convida: 3 Steps Toca Dave Matthews Band (Gávea)
The 3 Steps band goes up on Palaphita stage tonight to pay homage to American rock band Dave Matthews Band. DJ Rafa M will be running the floor during the breaks, and the first Heineken is free until 11PM.
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
Samba singer Rogê will star tonight at Carioca da Gema, presenting a repertoire that includes Djavan, Seu Jorge, Jorge Ben, among other great MPB and samba composers.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Lapa Loca (Lapa)
It’s time again for Lapafest at Leviano bar tonight. Singer Mar César will start off the night on the first floor performing a roda de samba with well-known samba classics. DJs Aílton Areas and Ricardinho 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
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.
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