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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick Friday nights at Melt are the local jump off in Leblon, featuring everything from rock to samba on two floors.


Aconteceu (Santa Teresa)
Block Party: Aconteceu
Rua Áurea – Santa Teresa – 6PM


Santa Sexta (Leblon)
Friday nights at Melt are the local jump off in Leblon, featuring everything from rock to samba on 2 floors.
Melt – 9PM
Rua Rita Ludolf, 47, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2249-9309
Entrance: R$60 for Men, R$25 for Women

Safo (Street Smart) (Ipanema)
This party has as concept the female universe, thus supporting the artistic expressions of women who work in various cultural fields such as photography, poetry, music, cinema, among others. Despite this description, Safo has no gender restriction; all are welcome.
Dama de Ferro – 11PM
Vinícius de Moraes, 288 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2247-2330
Entrance: R$15 with Lista Amiga, R$30 without

Arcade ON Fire! (Botafogo)
In February the Arcade catches fire again, this time with the topic most requested by our dear geeks: Super Mario World! In addition you will hear the best of Rock ‘n Roll, Indie, Alternative, 80’s and 90’s with the maceteiros and apelões:
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with Lista Amiga, R$30 without


Bateria da Grande Rio (Lapa)
In the rhythm of Carnival 2012, Lapa 40º, presents the show from the Rio Grande Battery invoked percussionists battery master Ciça lead percussion instruments such as chimes, tambourines, deaf, boxes, rattles, cuicas, agogo, reco-recos and tambourines.
Lapa 40º – 11:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R30

Teresa Cristina e Grupo Semente (Lapa)
Samba surrenders the nights of the sixth to one of the most talented new singers and songwriters of the genre. Cristina and Grupo Sementemantém success since its debut seven years ago in Rio. Own style of the artist by the term intimate delights and richness of repertoire, with music copyright innovating.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Clube dos Democráticos (Lapa)
Bringing together the best musicians of Rio de Janeiro, Democráticos promises the time if your life. With artists such as Nina Wirtti &; Noites Brasileiras, Os Miltons, and many more. The goal is to present classics of Brazilian music and its roots.
Clube dos Democráticos – 11:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo 91/93, Lapa – Tel: (21) 8848-8889
Entrance: R$15 with Lista Amiga, R$20 for women & students, R$25 for men

Família Clarão (Lapa)
The samba group makes a tour of classic samba root and party high, ranging from Santa Rosa to Zeca Pagodinho.
Mistura Carioca – 10PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 791, Lapa – Tel: (21) 7726-2206
Entrance: R$30

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Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good spot to check out on the weekends, with live music and all sorts of pub games such as darts and pool. Local expat favorite along with a mix of Cariocas.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 9:30PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$20 Entrada

Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise and a great local crowd. Known for its live music and happy hour.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$15 Entrada

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Live music starting at 5:30PM and happy hour specials everyday at this beach-side expat bar. Also serving breakfast 24 hours a day, with great lunch specials as well. Check their website for a feel of the place.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

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