Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Sao Paulo DJ and producer Marcio Vermelho comes to Rio for a special set at Gluk, with residents Cau Lopez and Yugo. Marcio is a resident at D-Edge in Sao Paulo and is considered one of Brazil’s favorite DJs, with having completed international tours to Europe and special invitational events in New York. His style of funk, acid, deep house, italo, electro-disco, breakbeats, nu disco and discopunk tend to shatter dancefloors. Come see for yourself at the new venue in Botafogo, Comuna.
The Hawaiian trio is back to Brazil after praised participation in the Festival SWU in 2011. They will perform in Belo Horizonte, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre. The band Pepper features a mix of ska and reggae, and has performed alongside the Wailers, 311, Burning Spear and Snoop Dogg.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue
EmContra Cultura (Lapa)
The festival “EmContra Cultura” is a response of those who set aside conformism and seek action. The project was born from the initiative of Tico Santa Cruz, from The Detonautas, who will be reuniting the bands Ponto de Equilibrio, Forfun and Oriente for a great show at Fundicao Progresso.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue
Tiger Robocop (Botafogo)
Tiger Robocop 90 was created in April 2010 by three friends who met on the internet and shared a passion for music of the 90s.The evening begins by recalling the best of rock and roll, with bands like Nirvana, Planet Hemp, Rage Against the Machine and Weezer. Then the time of pop, with hits from Shaggy, Lou Bega, Madonna and Michael Jackson. With the added energy from the crowd and beverages, this should be a great blast from the past.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$18 until midnight, R$28 after midnight
Bootie Rio (Copacabana)
Bootie Rio is back at Fosfobox, Rio’s number one party for mashups and pop hits. Special guest DJ André Paste is one of the more well known mashup DJs and producers in Brazil, his mixtape “Cid Moreira on the Dancefloor” grossed more than 25,000 plays on his soundcloud channel.
Fosfobox – 11:30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$40 without
Sao Paulo DJ and producer Marcio Vermelho comes to Rio for a special set at Gluk, with resident Cau Lopez and Yugo. Marcio is a resident at D-Edge in Sao Paulo and is considered one of Brazil’s favorite DJs, with having completed international tours to Europe and special invitational events in New York. His style of funk, acid, deep house, italo, electro-disco, breakbeats, nu disco and discopunk tend to shatter dancefloors. Come see for yourself.
Comuna – 11PM
Rua Sorocaba, 585, Botafogo- Tel:(21)3253-8797
Entrance: R$15 until midnight, R$25 after
Don Bullet (Lapa)
Don Bullet holds down the floor at Mofos, the popular venue in the heart of Lapa. Expect to samba your way around the room while the hit are played in true Brazilian form.
Mofo Lapa – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá , 94 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Entrance: R$15 with guest list, R$20 without
Forró com Maria Filó (Lapa)
Forró animates the dance floor. If you have ever seen a true pair of forró dancers, then you know what I’m talking about. Come enjoy the true fluidity of this red hot dance to the sounds of Mario Filó.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
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.
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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.
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
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
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