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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Bootleg is back at Fosfobox with resident DJs and their special guests from Sao Paulo. These parties are proven to be loads of fun with funky tech house, nu disco and house at its best.


Dobradinha (Centro)
The popular Dobradinha party is setting up shop tonight at Espaço Acústica in centro. Enjoy 3 rocking floors of mashups, pop, rock, disco, 70’s, 80’s and as usual, be prepared for tequila shots on the dancefloor.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 02 e 04 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2222-7525
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$40 without

Bootleg (Copacabana)
Bootleg returns to Fosfobox with a stellar lineup of hard hitting DJs. Jonas Rocha and Renato Weis join residents Bed & Breakfast, and Leo Janiero playing b2b with Dri-k. The special guest for the night are famed duo The Twelves, consisting of João Miguel e Luciano Oliveira.
Fosfobox – 11:30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$40 without

Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
The biggest thing to hit the streets of Barra & Lagoa. Two locations with the same game plan to make sure the night never ends for those who attend. A mixture of house, hip hop, and pop, this nightclub is sure to light up the night.
Nuth – 11PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008
Entrance: Not available at time of press

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Cris Delanno and Power Samba Jazz at Vizta (Leblon)
Redesigned by singer Chris Delanno with producer Alex Moreira and pianist Adriano Souza, the group Power Samba Jazz presents their debut show on Friday the 17th, uniting harmony with different styles.
Vizta – 11:30PM
Delfim Moreira, 630 – 2° andar, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2172-1000
Entrance: R$40

Teresa Cristina (Lapa)
In style, Teresa Cristina delights for intimate expression and richness with an innovating repertoire, featuring Noel Rosa to Chico Buarque, the Gonzales, Ismael Silva Paulinho da Viola. Samba since its inception.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Nuno Neto (Lapa)
Popular soul singer Nuno Net has a unique timbre, powerful voice and is self-taught on the guitar. Nuno Neto moves naturally among the most diverse genres of Brazilian music.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35


Expand Wine Bar (Ipanema)
For a more laid back night with your significant other, Expand Wine Bar is the place to go if you insist on the best wine selection. Sample top-quality and boutique wines, accompanied by pleasant music and small wine dishes.
Expand Wine Bar
Rua Barão da Torre 358, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523 2747
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, all the sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$25 after 8PM

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
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Mud Bug (Copacabana)
With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug providing a great selection of beers and a menu as well. 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
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

Si Senor (Leblon)
This new Mexican restaurant and bar has finally opened its doors in Rio. With an exciting menu of classic Tex-Mex dishes and drinks, Si Senor may put the picante back your life. With success already in Sao Paulo, the new Leblon location is already started a buzz throughout Rio.
Si Senor – 5PM
Rua General San Martin 1011, Leblon – Tel:(21) 2249-2161
Entrance: Free

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