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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, Palphita Gávea will host the Volta, Carnaval! party with DJ collective DPP Diretoria headlining.

Playing a mix of house and the biggest international pop hits, the night promises to keep visitors bumping with the help of DJs Rapha Fernandes, Silvio Rio and Luckas.


A Mulher Mais Linda da Cidade (Botafogo)
Tonight, Bar Bukowski will host the A Mulher Mais Linda da Cidade party. For the week of International Women’s Day, Bar Bukowski has teamed up with with NGO Think Olga, which fights sexual harassment in public spaces and will be selling items from clothing companies Camisa Dimona and, with profits for the evening going to the NGO. Bar Bukowski will play its usual mix of rock and roll throughout the evening and guests who will celebrate their birthday this week don’t pay entry – so be sure to let the venue know!
Bar Bukowski – 9PM
Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$43 – R$55. Free for public school teachers

Crush – St. Patrick’s Day (Copacabana)
Tonight, Fosfobox will host the St. Patrick’s Day party with a special edition of punk party Crush!. Promotions will include free Heineken for the first hundred arrivals, and there is discounted entry for anyone wearing green or with names on the guest list. Crush! DJs Beto Artista, Sal, Mateus and Jef will be spinning punk, rock and pop-rock hits throughout the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Volta, Carnaval! (Gávea)
Tonight, Palaphita will host Volta, Carnaval! party, with special guests DPP Diretoria. With live DJs playing house, dance and pop throughout the night, DJs Rapha Fernandes, Silvio Rio and Luckas will join DPP Diretoria for a a night which promises to bring back a Carnival atmosphere.
Palaphita Gávea – 9PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: R$0 – R$50. Pay R$30 – R$40 in advance to avoid queues

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Nuno Netto, Nelson Felix, Massarico do Acordeon and Blood Mary & the Munsters (Centro)
Kicking off the night at Rio Scenarium, samba singer Nuno Netto will perform at 7:30 PM followed by fellow sambista Nelson Felix at 10:30 PM. Blood Mary & the Munsters will bring their blend of rockabilly and classic hits in the Anexo from 10PM, singing hits from Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Etta James to Madonna, Lady Gaga and Pharrell Williams. Resident DJ Marcello Sabre will spin the best of Brazilian dance tracks from midnight in the main room, while Massarico do Acordeon will bring forró to the Anexo from 2:30 AM.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Marina Iris (Lapa)
Samba singer Marina Iris will star tonight at Carioca da Gema, with renditions of samba classics by Paulo Vanzolini, João Nogueira, Cartola, Dorival Caymmi, Nássara, Pedro Caetano and Mario Lago. She will also perform songs from her 2014 album.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
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 on the first floor performing a roda de samba with well-known samba classics. DJs Aílton Area and Cauê will be spinning the best of samba, funk, hip hop and electronic. The band Johnny’s will also be there performing the best tracks from the international rock scene.
Leviano – 7PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 47 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20 – R$40 (cash only)


Winehouse (Botafogo)
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
Entrance: FREE

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

Mais que Nada (Copacabana)
Cuban bar Mais que Nada offers a lively and friendly night, drawing in a younger crowd just as much during the week as on the weekend. Tonight, they host their weekly pop and rock party with live bands and a great atmopshere.
Mais que Nada – 9PM
Rua Xavier da Silveira, 34 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2267-0599
Entrance: FREE for women. See site for details.

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
Entrance: FREE

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 (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 the mostly English-speaking 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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