Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Those up for an alternative Pre-New Year’s party should check “Bloco do S”, event that will take place at the Fosfobox Club, in Copacabana. Created by DJ Rodrigo S, the “Bloco do S” party is mainly dedicated to rhythms like soul, funk, jazz, Brazilian music, disco, house and rock.
Spinning on Fosfobox’ floor will be DJ Marky, considered the “#1 DJ in Brazil” by the RMC Awards 2012, and the “Personality in Brazil” by RMC Awards 2013; DJs Antco, Rodrigo S and Fabio Heinz. Resident DJs Bruno Pedrosa and Beranger will also run the pick ups. Tickets vary from R$10 to R$50.
A Última Sexta do Ano (Botafogo)
Tonight, Bar Bukowski will host the last Friday party of the year, the evening starts at 6:30 PM with a double dose of caipivodka and imported beers in the craziest DRUNK HOUR of the city, and with KARAOKÊ with live band.
Bar Bukowski – 6:30 PM
Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$40 – R$50.
NO Valentine’s Day com Buchecha (Gávea)
Tonight, Palaphita will host the NO Valentine’s Day com Buchecha party with an open bar until 11PM of Amstel beer and vodka combos. Dress to impress at this swanky venue – flip flops are strictly not allowed.
Palaphita Gávea – 6PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: R$30 – R$90
Bloco do S (Copacabana)
Those up for an alternative Pre-New Year’s party should check “Bloco do S”, dedicated to rhythms like soul, funk, jazz, Brazilian music, disco, house and rock.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Tel:(21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$10 – R$50
Claudinho Guimaraes (Lapa)
The singer, composer and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimaraes released his first cd “The Light of the Creator” in 2009 and featured performances by Beth Carvalho and Almir Guineto. Composer of the hits: “La vai Marola”, “Gira Girou” among others recorded by Zeca Pagodinho, presents in the Carioca of the Gema.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Winehouse is a wine bar run by a British expat that has brought an eclectic range of wines to Rio including a mix of fabulous national wines and international favorites. There is also a great selection of nibbles and cheese boards. For those that aren’t too keen on wine, there is plenty of beer and cocktail options too. Happy hour begins at 5PM and finishes at 8PM.
Winehouse – 5PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3264-4101
Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul is a lively bar in Copacabana, famous for its exceptionally cold beers and prawn pastels. It gets crowded there every night, making every day of the week seem like the weekend.
Pavão Azul – 6:30 PM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a great selection of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its nice atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details.
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is always a great place for Mexican food, drinks and for watching live sport streams and broadcasts. Just around the corner from Posto 9, the bar is also known for its mostly English-speaking staff and crowd which frequents the establishment. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM
Rua Vinicus de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
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