Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the Quebrando a Cena party will take over Fundição Progresso in Lapa. The event will feature special guests, king of funk, Mr Catara and MC Carol of Lucky Ladies performing live plus ten DJs spinning on two stages.
MR Catra and MC Carol will perform on the Querbrando a Cena stage and DJs Roberto Cruz, Ingrid Gründig, Fernando Prado and Felipe Malfoy will spin.
DJs Ivy, Renato Jukebox, Julha Gameiro, Turco, Rocky Malias, and Fred Andrade will spin on the Lounge stage during the night.
Quebrando a Cena with Mr Catra and MC Carol (Lapa)
Tonight Fundição Progresso in Lapa will host the Quebrando a Cena party with very special guests Mr Catra and MC Carol of Lucky Ladies performing live. Additionally ten DJs will spin during the night.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$25 – R$50 (with VIP packages available for R$500)
Calling with Just Follow the Beat (Gávea)
Tonight 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Calling event with the Just Follow the Beat party. DJs Ney Faustini, Tati Pimont, and Radio Magma will spin throughout the night and DJs Sean Diss and Toledo will spin a special back-to-back set.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for details
Neverland (Barão de Mauá)
Estação Leopoldina will host a special princess edition of the Neverland party tonight. Celebrating Cindrella, Snow White, Mulan, Pocahontas, Mulan, Belle and more, the party will distribute cotton candy, candied apples, chocolate roses, heart lollipops and more throughout the night. Additionally, DJs Bruno Ambrozi, Dave Avigdor, Rebecca Foxx, Vitor Dill, and Thiago Burgos will spin the best of pop, hip hop, funk, Disney hits, rock, trap, punk, pop, and indie throughout the night.
Estação Leopoldina – 10PM
RR. Francisco Eugênio, Praca da Bandeira – Tel: (21) 2203-0385 / (21) 7897-3156
Sexta Miroir (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh club Miroir in Lagoa presents the Sexta Miroir party with DJs Alan Pinheiro and John Fally spinning the best of house and EDM throughout the night.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.
All Black (Ipanema)
Tonight the Praia Club, now located in Ipanema, will host the All Black party with DJs Jaybolt, Pzilio, Tomás Tróia, Gabriel Monteiro, De Luca, and Felipe Rosa spinning the best of hip hop, future house, pop, and funk throughout the night. The entrance fee for women is free until midnight.
Praia Club – 10PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: FREE for women until midnight, R$20-R$50
Bootie Rio vs. Drag-se (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of mashups as the Bootie Rio party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. On the Bootie Rio stage, DJ André Paste will spin and DJs Schlaepfer and Richard L and André Pippi and Folkatrua VJs will spin back-to-back sets. Additionally MC Carol of the Lucy Ladies will perform. Also during the night, DJs Aurora Boreallis, Pandor Yume, Danjah Patra, and Maria Paju will spin. Shots of Jambu will be distributed at the door beginning at 11PM.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
Tonight the Top of Pestana venue in Copacabana will host the D’Jazz party. Celebrating a sub-genre of jazz during each edition, tonight the party will pay homage to King Oliver and New Orleans jazz. Additionally during the night, DJ MRQZ will spin the best of trip hop, deep house, nu disco, and indie dance during show intervals. The Top of Pestana venue offers a unique and sophisticated environment, with its location on the rooftop of the Pestana Rio Atlântica hotel facing the famous Copacabana beach. The space previously hosted Rio Music Conference (RMC) events and was home to the BudHotel events during last year’s World Cup tournament.
Top of Pestana – 9PM
Avenida Atlântica 2964, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 97547-4075
Cave Sessions with Phonique (Arpoador)
Tonight the Cave club in Aproador is hosting Cave Sessions with special guest Phonique. An award-winning producer, Phonique is considered on the biggest current house DJs. Additionally spinning during the night tonight will be Rafa Canholato, Olliver Mach, Diogo Acciolly, and Nepal.
CAVE – 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Sorveteria do Rock (Botafogo)
The Sorveteria do Rock party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight with a special winter edition. DJs Rodrigues and Lis Amaral will spin the best of indie and pop rock on the first floor while Thadeu Wilmer and Arlei Hey Hey spin the best of classic rock on the second floor. Additionally, there will be two-for-one drink specials and free ice cream throughout the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 – R$45
Calça Arriada, Samba na Véia, and Nelson Félix (Centro)
Tonight singer Nelson Felix will start things off at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with the best of samba. The group Samba na Véia, will follow at 11PM with the best of samba-rock and sambalanço. Then beginning at 2:30AM, the group Calça Arriada will perform the best of forró until the sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
The Lapafest party returns to the Leviano bar in Lapa tonight with singer Lucas de Moraes starting things off tonight on the first floor with a lively roda de samba including his reinterpretations of works by João Mogueira, Zeca Pagodinho, and Jorge Aragão. Singer Mar César will follow with more samba plus the best of MPB, soul, funk and samba reggae. Addtionally during the night on the second floor, the power trio Johnny’s will perform the best of International pop rock. DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin the best of samba, sambalanço, funk, hip hop and electronic during show intervals
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)
Julio Estrela and Marina Iris with Rogê, Cristina Bhering, and Nina Rosa (Lapa)
Tonight singer and guitarist Cristina Bhering will start things off at 7:30PM at Carioca da Gema and Nina Rosa will follow at 9:30PM. Then at 11:30PM, Julio Estrela and Marina Iris will perform with special guest Rogê.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM, 9:30PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Laranjelectric Laranjelectric @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the very best of blues and soul music as the band Laranjelectric returns to perform live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while rocking out, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Irish Punk Rocker @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight bands Rats and Corazones Muertos will perform live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo and DJ Alexandre Marchi will spin. Additionally, promotions will include two-for-one specials on Cuba Libre and Hi Fi.
Saloon 79 – The house will open at 8:30PM and the show will begin at 10:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Opened in March, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike. In addition to offering an intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks, the venue is hosting events on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Tonight a DJ will spin live.
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Festa LáDo B @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight Bar do B in Laranjeira wil host the Festa LáDo B with DJ diNóbrega and guests spinning the best of Brazilian rock during the event. Promotions will include two budweisers for R$10, caipirinha or National caipivodka for R$10, and Smirnoff Ice for R$10.
Bar do B – 10PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd. Additionally during the month of June, Happy Hour specials on Mondays through Fridays, 6PM – 8PM, include two-for-one on draft beer and 50% off discount on petiscos (appetizers)..
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
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, at times, you can hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
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