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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Bootleg returns to Fosfobox for another edition, today celebrating the birthdays of three of Rio’s favorite local DJs, Leo Janeiro, Nepal and Pedro Piu. This eclectic party has played host to an assortment of musical acts from The Twelves, Anhanguera, Renato Ratier and more.

Tonight’s edition will showcase some local favorites serving up house and tech house downstairs and funk and breaks upstairs. The lineup for the evening includes Marcelo Abreu, Bed & Breakfast (Joao Paulo & Marcio Careca), Andre Marques, Who Else? (Leo Janeiro & Nepal), as well as upstairs funksters Pedro Piu and Mike Frugaletti.


The Groov (Lapa)
The Groov has prepared a special edition dedicated to the magic of swing, funk and afrobeat The night will include bands Abayomy Afrobeat Orchestra and Andre Sampaio & The Afromandinga, plus DJ sets from Ambassodors, and vocal participations from singers Larissa Luz & Luana Karoo. Art show will be curated by Homegrown.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Tickets range from R$30 to R$80

Samba do Chapéu (Lapa)
O Samba do Chapéu was born in Rio de Janeiro in March, 2009. They are a reference in the samba culture in Praia Grande in Arraial do Cabo. They perform classic “rodas do samba,” driving the culture forward!
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$50


Bootleg (Copacabana)
House, tech house, disco and funk doesn’t get any better than tonight at Fosfobox. Local favorites Bed & Breakfast, Nepal, Leo Janeiro, Pedro Piu and more funk things up.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$40 without

Miroir (Lagoa)
A beautiful blend of an amazing venue and killer sound. This hot spot is located in Lagoa, with amazing nighttime views. Expect a night of high class beats.
Miroir– 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa – Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: Starts at R$30

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Rio Hard Rock (Lapa)
Time to bang your head to the best of metal and hard rock at Lapa Irish Pub. The best from Van Halen, Metallica, Guns n’ Roses, ACDC and much more.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$20

Anitta (Lapa)
Anitta funks up tonight with her Brazilian style funk music. Kick off the weekend right with the best of Brazilian funk at one of the most well known downtown venues in Lapa.
Lapa 40º – 11:30 PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30 for Women, R$40 for Men


Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Cafe, featuring all things great about America, including beer, food and atmosphere. Enjoy mac n cheese, sliders, Heineken and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A – Ipanema
Entrance: Free

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

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. Also expect to hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock from time to time.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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