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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – B-Side at Prainha Lounge in Lagoa is on tonight with special guests Brazilian duo Bruce Leroys, along with Felipe Godoi, residents Breaking Legs, Benaion and Bochner. The B-Side party celebrates the truly awesome power of house music once a month.

In the music industry, the A-side and B-side are expressions that are associated directly with vinyl records. Historically, the B-side of the discs was composed of different songs and experimental alternatives. Many artists, great composers and singers have stated that the B-side of their vinyls is their true side, their essence. It was said that the A-side of their discs contained the more commercial songs, and the B-side referred to the non-commercial, more alternative material, offering more of a unique insight into their artistry.


Armandinho e Chimarruts (Lapa)
Armandinho e Chimarruts impressed crowds for the first time in Porto Alegre at Planeta Atlântida with their reggae sound that truly impressed and gained the band much recognition. Tonight they will light up Fundição Progresso.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$80


Just Follow (Copacabana)
Sean Diss and Toledo bring Just Follow to Fosfobox tonight in Copacabana. The deep house, tech party welcomes guests Sugu and Saulo Laudares along with Caio Busetti upstairs in the Fosfobar. Expect not just great music, but killer video mapping and live performers.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$40 without

B-Side (Lagoa)
B-Side returns to kick off their fifth edition and first post Carnival party. Special guests Bruce Leroys and Felipe Godoi join Breaking Legs, Benaion and Bochner.
Prainha Lounge – 10PM
Av. Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 96887-4042
Entrance: R$40 for men, R$30 for women

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


Batuque na Cozinha + Melanina Carioca (Lapa)
Batuque na Cozinha and Melanina Carioca will demonstrate their true Carioca sound as they take stage tonight at Lapa 40º. Brazilian music and beats at its best.
Lapa 40º – 11:30 PM
Rua do Riachuelo 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30 for men, R$20 for women

Samba na Lapa com Joyce Candido e Seu Bando (Lapa)
Fridays at Leviano are for serious music lovers. Starting off the night downstairs will be a mini show from singer and performer Joyce Candido singing classic samba hits like Chico Buarque, João Nogueira and Martinho da Vila. Afterwards, head upstairs for the Bailão Leviano, featuring the band Seu Bando, performing hits from samba, MPB, soul and pop rock.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá, 47- Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without


Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Cafe, featuring all things great about America, including beers, food and atmosphere. Enjoy mac n cheese, sliders, Heineken and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
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 where you can 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.
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 London Pride and Heineken beer on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$20

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