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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Braza is back at Catrin in Lapa. Brazilian Wax and Botafogo Social Club team up again with the second edition of the party that took Lapa by storm. Nothing but the best in funk, soul, breaks, booty, house disco and more.


Skarraia com Orquestra Brasileira de Musica Jamaicana (Lapa)
Conceived by musician and producer Sergio Soffiatti and trumpeter Felippe Pipette, the Orquestra Brasileira de Musica Jamaicana launched in late 2010, with the debut album “Volume 1”. The idea of ​​the group plays classics of Brazilian music in Jamaican rhythms and roots such as ska, rocksteady and early reggae.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue

ArraYeah! com Sargento Pimenta (Lapa)
Tis the season of Festa Juninas, and Fundicao Progresso is doing exactly that. This festive themed party will blend Festa Junina with Carnival, featuring classic food and drink from the Junina parties and starring the successful Carnival bloco band Sargento Pimenta, playing a great cover set of all things Beatles.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue


Braza (Lapa)
After the huge success of their first edition, local crews Brazilian Wax and Botafogo Social Club gear up again for round 2, which is already promising to be bigger and badder than the first. Special local funk posse the Abassadors are special guests, while DJ Nitcho warms up the downstairs with some dancehall and dub. Don’t forget the disco, house, funk n soul and carioca funk n bootie from Botafogo Social Club and Brazilian Wax. What more do you need?
Catrin – 11PM
Rua Men de Sa 63, Lapa – Tel:(21)2222-0328
Entrance: R$15 with guestlist, R$30 without

Becape (Gávea)
Hip hop and breaks never sounded so good as they do at Zero Zero. DJ Saddame plays his brand of funk and carioca beats as the longtime resident of Becape at one of Rio’s top venues, featuring an outdoor patio with a great food and drink menu.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Check with venue

Arcade ON Fire! (Botafogo)
The Arcade catches fire again, this time with Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Pitfall! In addition you will hear the best of Rock ‘n Roll, Indie, Alternative, 80’s and 90’s with from DJs Rito, Fernando Prado, Thiago Halleck and Fild.
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

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


Danielle Coimbra e Grupo Serrado (Lapa)
Come here samba from one of the more successful samba singers and performers in Rio. Danielle Coimbra and Groupo Serrado have proven themselves throughout the city as a true masters of their crafts.
Mistura Carioca – 10PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 791, Lapa – Tel: (21) 7726-2206
Entrance: R$25

Luiza Dionizio (Lapa)
Luiza Dionizio, a favorite at Carioca da Gema, returns with her smooth sounds and stylish voice.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
Come get your gringo on at this Gringo Group Therapy Happy Hour, sponsored by the Democrats Abroad of Brazil. Enjoy 1/2 priced drinks with a special 4th of July theme.
Gringo Cafe
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A – Ipanema
Entrance: Free

Si Senor (Leblon)
This new Mexican restaurant and bar has finally opened its doors in Rio. With an exciting menu of classic Tex-Mex dishes and drinks, Si Senor may put the picante back your life. With success already in Sao Paulo, the new Leblon location is already started a buzz throughout Rio.
Si Senor – 5PM
Rua General San Martin 1011, Leblon – Tel:(21) 2249-2161
Entrance: Free

Expand Wine Bar (Ipanema)
For a more laid back night with your significant other, Expand Wine Bar is the place to go if you insist on the best wine selection. Sample top-quality and boutique wines, accompanied by pleasant music and small wine dishes.
Expand Wine Bar
Rua Barão da Torre 358, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523 2747
Entrance: Not available at time of press

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

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana.
Blue Agave
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

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