Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the coolest jazz party in Rio tonight as The Maze Hostel brings its famous live jazz back to Catete, from 10PM.
Located in the heart of the community Tavares Bastos, The Maze, run by British artist Bob Nadkarni, is known in Rio for its eccentric architecture and stunning view of the Guanabara Bay. The Maze’s jazz night has been considered by DOWNBEAT magazine to be one of the 150 best jazz venues in the world.
Besides the jazz bands performances, resident DJs will be spinning latin rhythms, soul and funk in the intervals. At The Maze’s rooftop, one can find Hoje Tem Curry’s Indian snacks.
The Maze (Catete)
The trendiest jazz night in Rio is back to The Maze hostel tonight. The event includes live jazz bands, DJs spinning latin rhythms, soul and funk and one of the most amazing views of the city.
The Maze – 10PM
Rua Tavares Bastos, 414 – Catete – Tel: (21) 2558-5547
Entrance: R$40 – R$50
For All Showcases (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host the For All Showcases party tonight with a special rave-themed edition. There will be plenty of house, techno and psy trance to keep you dancing until the early hours.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende, 82 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 – R$40
Me So Horny (Copacabana)
Tonight, Fosfobox will host the Me So Horny party, bringing together a lively blend of Lady Gaga’s, Kendrick Lamar’s, Kesha’s, Dua Lipa’s hits, among many others. Promotions will include shots of Catuaba on the floor and double doses of caipirinha at Fosfobox’s bar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
Tonight, Palaphita invites band Chamelamelá to perform a lively show of music from Bahia. What’s more, DJs Lu Sampaio, Rafa M and Johnny Green will spin the best of funk, reggaeton and pop all night.
Palaphita Gávea – 9PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Luiza Dionísio (Lapa)
Samba singer Luiza Dionísio will star tonight at Carioca da Gema, with renditions of samba classics by Luiz Carlos da Vila, Toninho Geraes, Clara Nunes and João Nogueira.
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
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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