Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Expatriates and Carioca friends will be kicking May off with the next Gringo Group Therapy Happy Hour event, held at the Gringo Café in Ipanema. This month’s Happy Hour will be co-sponsored by the Democrats Abroad Group. Also expect two for one drinks from 7PM till 9PM.
Cabeca Dinossauro (Lapa)
Launched in 1986, Cabeca Dinossauro was a milestone in the history of the Titans of Brazilian rock. Mainly influenced by punk rock, and with a touch of reggae and funk, they identified with thousands of fans at a time when Brazil was finally ready to bury the demons of dictatorship. Many of their tunes have become anthems of rebellion and indignation of a whole generation.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Contact Venue
Laparadiso – Frejat e Preta Gil (Lapa)
Another edition of the festival Laparadiso is going down at Fundacao Progresso. This time, Fundacao welcomes renowned rocker Frejat, former lead singer of the Red Baron, and Pop singer Preta Gil.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Contact Venue
Friday night’s pick is a beautiful blend of amazing venue and killer sound by Rio’s respected DJs Kadinho + Zé Pretinho. This hot spot is located in Lagoa, with amazing nighttime views, expect a night of high class beats.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 2513-3898
Entrance: Starts at R$30
Me Gusta (Copacabana)
Me Gusta is back at Fosfobox with another edition featuring DJ. Dri K and DJ Ingrid from D-Edge agency in São Paulo. Driven by local resident DJ Pedro Piu, Me Gusta is a favorite party for those who like the sound of the underground. Expect nothing less than the best in house and tech house.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list until 1am, R$35 with guest list after 1am, R$40 without guest list
Clube dos Democráticos (Lapa)
Bringing together the best musicians of Rio de Janeiro, Democráticos promises the time if your life. With artists such as Nina Wirtti &; Noites Brasileiras, Os Miltons, and many more. The goal is to present classics of Brazilian music and its roots.
Clube dos Democráticos – 11:30 PM
Rua do Riachuelo 91/93, Lapa – Tel: (21) 8848-8889
Entrance: R$15 with Lista Amiga, R$20 for women & students, R$25 for men
Sexta Groove (Lapa)
Ease into the weekend with Sexta Groove at La Passion. Expect to hear Brazilian funk, rare groove, house and all your classic Carioca favorites!
La Passion – 10PM
Av. Augusto Severo, 200, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-4263
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Gringo Group Therapy (Ipanema)
Expatriates and Carioca friends will be kicking May off with the next Gringo Group Therapy Happy Hour event, held at the Gringo Café in Ipanema. This month’s Happy Hour will be co-sponsored by the Democrats Abroad Group.
Gringo Cafe – 7PM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
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 – 9AM
Rua Barão da Torre 358, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-2747
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 – 12PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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