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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Level party returns to Fosfobox tonight with a heavy duty lineup of some of Rio’s finest DJs. Residents Flow and Zeo welcome special guests Velkro (aka D-Edge regulars Marcelo Vor and Gabe) playing their special brand of techno, house and disco. The pair have been rocking dancefloors all over Brazil and tonight will be no different. The night wouldn’t be complete without Triple Crown, Rio’s very own triple threat posse consisting of Nepal, Mary Zander and Jonas Rocha. Funking things up upstairs is an extended set from Monsieur M.

This night of 4/4 bliss will be getting on down in Copacabana at Fosfobox, Rio’s best underground and alternative music club.


Marcelo Camelo (Lapa)
Guitarist and star of Los Hermanos, Marcelo Camelo, performs a special show tonight at Circo Voador.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$80


Becape (Gávea)
Local hip hop guru, radio host and all around music master Saddam is on tonight at 00 in Gávea with guest DJs Theo Back, Tucho and Rapha Castro.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30 men, R$20 women

Level (Copacabana)
House and tech house is always represnted at Fosfobox, Rio’s premier underground and alternative venue. Tonight will feature Velkro, consisting of Marcelo Vor and Gabe, two of Brazil’s hottest DJs. Local support provide by Flow and Zeo and Triple Crown.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$50 without

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


Samba Social Club (Lapa)
Samba Social Club will throw down tonight at Lapa 40 Graus, proving why they are the elite of samba in Rio de Janeiro. Wear comfortable shoes and plan on dancing them right off.
Lapa 40º – 11:30 PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30

Felipe Viegas (Centro)
Felipe Viegas is a chameleon of musical styles, ranging from jazz and rock to classical music.
Santo Scenarium – 6:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Entrance: R$20


Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good weekend choice, with live music, all the major sports and pub games such as darts and pool.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$25 after 8PM

The Clover (Copacabana)
The Irish pub on Copacabana’s Avenida Atlântica is under new ownership by two American expatriates. Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers on tap and a lively atmosphere.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica, 3.056, Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food and margaritas 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
Entrance: Free

Mud Bug (Copacabana)
With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug provides a great selection of beers, food and DJs. There isn’t much missing from this American-style staple. Also expect to hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock depending on the night.
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 the night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9PM
Avenida Atlântica, 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, Lapa Irish Pub is the place to go. Trendy decor and mixed clientele, plus London Pride and Heineken on draft, make for a great night.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$20

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