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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Brazilian Wax comes through full force tonight as they drop a killer roster of DJs and live acts at Fosfobox in Copacabana. Fusing all the elements of music, art and bass culture, this eclectic night should leave you in awe, as famed DJ and producer Casey Spooner from the popular electropop duo Fischerspooner makes a rare appearance in Rio.

Formed in 1998 in New York City, Fischerspooner have been compared to Kraftwerk, Pet Shop Boys and Gary Numan. With over 10 singles, 3 Albums and an array of music videos, Fischerspooner has gained global notoriety and fame. He will be accompanied by Roots Rock Revolution and local, Pedro Piu and more.


Two Door Cinema Club (Lapa)
Two Door Cinema Club is a British rock band formed in 2007 by Sam Haliday, Alex Trimble and Kevin Baird. After much success from various releases, the band will be promoting the release of their new album which includes their new hit “Sleep Alone.”
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$140


Brazilian Wax (Copacabana)
Art, bass and live acts are the promotional terms thrown around by Brazilian Wax regarding their bash tonight. Music and art culture come together seamlessly tonight with a special DJ set from Casey Spooner, from the famed duo Fischerspooner. The night is filled with a variety of sounds as the BW crew also welcomes Roots Rock Revolution and locals Pedro Piu, Ricardo Estrella, Rodrigo S, Rafael RM2 and Krishna Gomes.
Fosfobox – 11;30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$40 with guest list, R$45 without

Beautiful People (Gávea)
Tonight is the premier of Beautiful People, a new party at the always crackin’ 00 restaurant/ club in Gavea. Tonight’s roster will include Duka Calliery on the outside deck, and Dri K, Fernando Voight and John Ferry inside, throwing down house and disco.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$40

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


Roda de Samba do Mofo (Lapa)
Mofo’s Roda de Samba is back. This unique live venue rests in the heart of Lapa and offers only the best and most fun nights featuring Brazilian music. Come get a true taste of Rio’s music culture.
Mofo Lapa – 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá , 94, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Entrance: R$25

Grupo D´Samba (Lapa)
Groupo D’Samba has played a variety of shows including Cartola, Paulinho da Viola, João Nogueira, Fundo de Quintal, Jorge Aragão, Almir Guineto, Zeca Pagodinho and more. Tonight they will play a special set at Mistura Carioca
Mistura Carioca – 10PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 791, Lapa – Tel: (21) 7726-2206
Entrance: R$30


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 locations.
Meza Bar – 9PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 69 – Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
Entrance: R$15

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Cafe, featuring all things great about America, including beer, food and atmosphere. Enjoy mac ‘n cheese, sliders, Heineken and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A – Ipanema
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 – 5PM
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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