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HangoverFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – With the tagline line, “Se bebeu, não pare!” (If you’re drunk, don’t stop!), the Hangover party at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo aims to help you to continue your Reveillon (New Year’s Eve) celebrations tonight.

DJs Grazzia, Julia Garcia, and Beto Artista will spin the best of hip hop, pop, and trap on the first floor.

Additionally during the night, DJs Sal and Marcus Rodrigues will spin the best of rock on the second floor.


Surububa (Lapa)
Starting the year on a different note, Teatro Odisséia will host the Surububa party tonight. DJs Buba, Dih Andrade, and Renato Jukebox will spin the best hip hop, r&b, and funk on the POP-eitinho stage and the best of alternative rock, hard rock, pop, and rock on the Rock’n’Roll stage during the night. Additionally, there will be sparkling wine distributed; body shots distributed from the stage; erotic videos projected; erotic gifts distributed; live bondage; and special drink promotions.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Bem Brasil

Fridays in Da House (Lagoa)
It’s time for the best of house, deep house, and tech house as the posh club Miroir in Lagoa hosts the Fridays in Da House party tonight.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for more information.

The Hangover (Botafogo)
Casa da Matriz in Botafogo will host The Hangover party tonight with DJs Grazzia, Julia Garcia, and Beto Artista spinning the best of hip hop, pop, and trap on the first floor and DJs Sal and Marcus Rodrigues spinning the best of rock on the second floor during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Sexta Barzin – Welcome 2016 (Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema will host Sexta Barzin, Welcome 2016 edition. DJ Daniel Faria will the best of 2015 during the night.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Inflamável (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of inde-pop, rock, electro-pop, and hits as the Inflamável party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs Bgolls Incrível and Fabitch will spin during the party.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

Lapa Loca (Lapa)
Bem Brasil Entretenimento will present the Lapa Loca party in Bar da Boa Show in Lapa again tonight. DJ Ricardo Martins will spin the best of hip hop, funk, and reggaeton and there will be samba dancing performing live.
Bar da Boa Show – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 69, Lapa, – Tel: (21) 2221-2542
Entrance: R$30 – R$50


SertãoFulô, Adilson da Vila and the Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel, and Darcy Maravilha (Centro)
Tonight beginning at 8PM, Darcy Maravilha will start the night at Rio Scenarium with tthe best of sambas enredos. Adilson da Vila and the Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel will follow at 11PM with more lively sambas enredos Then beginning at 2:30AM, the group SertãoFulô will perform the best of forró live until sunrise on Saturday morning.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Julio Estrela and Marina Iris with Rogê, and Gabriel Teixeira (Lapa)
Gabriel Teixeira will start the night at Carioca da Gema tonight at 9:30PM. Then beginning at 11:30PM, Julio Estrela and Marina Iris will perform with guest Rogê.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Lapafest (Lapa)
It’s time again for Lapafest at Leviano bar tonight. Singer Lucas de Moraes will start off the night by performing his reinterpretations of works by Zeca Pagodinho, Jorge Aragão, and Clara Nunes, among others. The bloco Picada de Primeira will then perform the best of samba, MPB, soul, and samba reggae. On the second floor during the night, the power trio Johnny’s will perform the best of international pop rock. Additionally during the night, DJs Chicote and Ailton Areas will spin the best of samba, sambalançco, funk, hip hop and electronic during show intervals.
Leviano – 6PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)

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Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. They have a full american-style breakfast starting at 8AM for those that might still be out after last night.
Restaurante Mab’s – Monday – Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM to 4AM in the morning
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including the bacon and eggs you can handle, as well as pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

Blue Agave Copa (Copacabana)
In addition to great drinks and authentic Mexican food, the Blue Agave bar and restaurant in Copacabana is one of the best places to watch live sports including NFL games.
Blue Agave Copa – 2PM – 3AM
Rua Aires Saldanha, 21, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2235-0747
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Mud Bug (Copacabana)
Mud Bug in Copacabana provides a great selection of food and drinks, including more than thirty types of ineternational and national beers
Mud Bug – 5PM – 3AM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. This is a great place to watch live streaming sports, both international and national.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Since its opening, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike with its intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks.
OMG Lounge – 4PM – 3AM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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