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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Gringo Café and the Casa do Caminho Language Center are throwing a Happy Hour with the theme “how to sound like a Carioca”. There will be teachers on hand to cover some local slang along with half-priced drinks.


GLEEperama (Praça Mauá)
It is this mix of music, joy, talent and a lot of animation that makes the recipe of our GLEEperama, an obvious pun to say that Cliperama in the month of January (opening the year in style) will spend the night with the best performances of the three seasons Glee, bringing together great moments of the series with ‘video playlist’ of our favorite pop artists.
Kalesa Lounge – 11PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral n° 61 – Praça Mauá – Tel: (21) 2516-8332
Entrance: R$16 with Lista Amiga, R$30 without

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

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

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


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 – 11:30 PM
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

Rapte-me Camaleoa (Lapa)
Brazilian flavors, Latin, jazz power, funky feelings, rock and pop from scratch Abduct the reign in me.
Rapte-me Camaleoa – 11PM
Rua do Senado, 53, Lapa – Tel: (21) 7726.2206
Entrance: R$15 with Lista Amiga, R$25 without

Luiza Dionizio (Lapa)
Luiza Dionizio is today one of the great singers of the Carioca da Gema. Accompanied by musicians already experienced and accustomed to their repertoire can be sure that the night promises!
Carioca da Gema – 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

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Gringo Group Therapy (Ipanema)
The American-themed Gringo Café in Ipanema will be hosting its monthly “Gringo Group Therapy” Happy Hour tonight starting at 7PM. Pick up some Carioca slang with the help of Casa do Caminho Language Center teachers on hand over half-price drinks.
Gringo Café
Rua Barão da Torre, 240, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

Lord Jim 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 Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 63, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2259-3047
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Live music starting at 5:30 PM and nightly drink specials; Great lunch specials. Check their website for latest promotion.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

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 joint, so no need to bring your dictionary!
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 9:30 PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: Check for nightly prices

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