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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Me Gusta returns for another techno fueled night at Fosfobox in Copacabana. Tonight will feature two Brazilian heavyweights as they throwdown and make Rio’s premiere underground venue rumble with their tough industrial beats.

Techno arose in the late Eighties from the bleak gray, industrial city of Detroit, inspired by the sounds of machines from the auto giant. Held together today by some of the worlds top DJs, techno is making a resurgence here in Rio, with Me Gusta at the helm, claiming to have techno in the party’s DNA.

DJ Wehbba has produced tracks for Tronic, Soma, 100% Pure, Trapez an a handful of other respectable labels, not to mentioned working with such musicians as Jon Dixon and D’Sean Jones.

DJ Anna, who hails from Sao Paulo also holds a strong resume, having released tracks on various labels and partnerships with Mark Night and Christian Smith.


Eu Amo Baile Funk (Lapa)
There is not much more that needs to be said about this popular party, featuring the very original carioca funk. Expect to hear from MCs Marcinho, Sabrina, Magalhães, Amaro, Bom Rum and Calazans, plus much more.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$80

Monobloco- Lançamento do Novo CD (Lapa)
Monobloco has become extremely popular among Brazilians because of their ‘fresh’ sound, playing a mix of various rhythms such as coco, ciranda, marcha, xote, samba-charme, and particularly samba-rock and funk, as well as carnaval sambas. Tonight the band celebrates the release of their new CD.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$60


Me Gusta (Copacabana)
Me Gusta is back at Fosfobox. This techno-fueled festa brings you the toughest beats from some of Brazil’s finest DJs. Tonight will feature DJ Anna vs. DJ Wehbba, Gustavo Conde and resident DJ Pedro Piu.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$40 with guest list, R$50 without

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: Check with venue

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


Grupo Semente convida Teresa Cristina (Lapa)
Grupo Semente invites singer and performer Teresa Cristina. The team will play their samba sound that has carried their seven year career with much success and adoration.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Marcello Sabre (Lapa)
With extensive experience and a vast knowledge of music, remixes Marcello plays danceable Brazilian music. Sing along with songs from Vanessa da Matta, Monoblock, O Rappa, Marcelo D2 and other hits.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35


Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, 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

Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza bar serves excellent tapas-style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite nightime location.
Meza Bar – 9PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 69, Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
Entrance: R$15

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. Also expect to 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 to kick off Saturday night.
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 Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

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