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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Considered to be the best underground venue in Rio de Janeiro for late night parties or early morning afterparties, Fosfobox has been playing host at a variety of top notch DJs, including Diplo, Martin Dawson, Casey Spooner, Brett Johnson and more. Tonight marks the launch of the nightclub’s new investment and venture, Fosfobox Records.

The new label with release house, tech house, nu-disco and more. To help kick off the night, Fosfobox welcomes back the Lady Machine herself DJ Kammy, who is here directly from Europe. One of the biggest Brazilian successes of the DJ community, Kammy’s gritty techno sounds shake the dancefloor as only vinyl can do. Also on deck for the night is local favorite Nytron, plus Toucan and guest Torha.


Baile do Viaduto (Lapa)
Special guest DJs Saddame and Donnie Jay are the invites to Baile do Viaduto, a party aimed at soul, charme, hip hop and funk ‘n soul fanatics. Strictly for those who like to get down!
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$80

Mistureba Carioca (Lapa)
Feeling in the mood for some Carioca funk? Look no further than one of the leading live venues in Rio, Fundição Progresso, featuring Leandro Sapucahy, Mc Marcinho, Trio Ternura e Grupo Numa Boa.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$60


Matriz Rock Nights! (Botafogo)
Rock n roll is represented properly at Casa da Matriz with two floors of blaring guitar riffs and drum rolls, featuring classic hits of metal, rock, and glam!
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$30 without

Fosfobox Records (Copacabana)
After almost a decade of hosting some of the best DJs in the world and being considered one of the best and premier underground locations in Rio, the legendary Fosfobox is turning a new leaf by producing their own record label. Tonight kicks off the launch of the new era.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$50 without

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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

Barzinho Bar (Lapa)
Barzinho Bar is a great combination of casual and chic, located in Lapa. With a funky decor and DJs playing Brazilian favorites, the new space has become a new staple in Rio nightlife.
Barzinho – 11:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio , 170, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
Entrance: R$30


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

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

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margaritas — 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

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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