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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – B-Side at Prainha Lounge in Lagoa is on tonight with special guest DJ Bernardo Campos plus Breaking Legs, Benaion and Bochner. The B-Side party celebrates the truly awesome power of the vinyl and digital format.

In the music industry, the A-side and B-side are expressions that are associated directly with vinyl records. Historically, the B-side of the discs was composed of different songs and experimental alternatives. Many artists, great composers and singers have stated that the B-side of their vinyls is their true side, their essence. It was said that the A-side of their discs contained the more commercial songs, and the B-side refered to the non-commercial, more alternative material, offering more of a unique insight into their artistry.


Ensaios do Monobloco (Lapa)
Monobloc was formed by 200 percussionists and have wowed Brazilian crowds over the years with their repertoire, which includes sambas interpretations and traditional marches from Tim Maia, Ben Jor, Chico Buarque, Zombie Nation, Luiz Gonzaga and many other names in Brazilian music.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$80


B-Side (Lagoa)
B-Side returns to kick off their second edition and first party of the new year. Special guest Bernardo Campos join Breaking Legs, Benaion and Bochner.
Prainha Lounge – 10PM
Av. Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 96887-4042
Entrance: R$40 for men, R$30 for women

Miroir (Lagoa)
A beautiful blend of amazing venue and killer sound – expect a night of high class beats. This hot spot is located in Lagoa, with amazing views. Tonight will feature DJs Carol Legally, Giovannetti, Rafael Nazareth and Fabio Tepper.
Miroir – 11PM
Av. Epitácio Pessoa 1484, Lagoa – Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: Starts at R$30

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Club


Batuque na Cozinha e Mangueira (Lapa)
Mangueira and Batuque na Cozinha will demonstrate their true Carioca sound as they take stage tonight at Lapa 40º. Brazilian music and beats at its best.
Lapa 40º – 11:30 PM
Rua do Riachuelo 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30 for men, R$20 for women

Holy Jazz + Italian Jazz Quartet (IT)(Centro)
The Italian quartet plays classic Italian repertoire in jazz reinterpretations. The novelty of this work is the introduction of Brazilian accent.
Santo Scenarium – 6:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio 36, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Entrance: R$15


Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Cafe, featuring all things great about America, including beers, food and atmosphere. Enjoy mac n’cheese, sliders, Heineken and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
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 where you can 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.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9PM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken beer on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$20

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