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rootsFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best of techno, deep house, and trap as Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts the Roots party tonight.

Very special guest, São Paulo DJ Renato Cohen will spin the best of techno in the subsolo (basement) along with DJs Manara and Lucas.

Additionally during the night, DJs Dree Beatmakes and And1 will spin the best of trap and hip hop above at the Fosfobar.


Verão Reggae Festival with Ponto de Equilóbrio and Nonpalidece (Lapa)
Tonight Circo Voador will host the Verão Reggae Festival with Ponto de Equilóbrio and Nonpalidece performing live. Additionally, Daniel Profeta and Dubataque will perform during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 9PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50 – R$110

Festa Tropical Nova (Ipanema)
Tonight Roberta Espinosa will once again present his new show “Tropical Nova” live at the Rooftop Hotel Caeser Park Ipanema. The show pays homage to Tropicália with reworked arrangements of works by Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso in the style of bahia-jazz. Additionally during the night, DJ Marcello MBgroove will spin.
Rooftop Hotel Caesar Park Ipanema – 6PM
Av. Vieira Souto 460 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2441-9450
Entrance: R$20 – R$30


Pub Crawl Lapa Loca (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time again for the Pub Crawl Lapa Loca. The meeting point to begin the crawl is at Rua Mem de Sá, 55 from 10:30PM to 11PM. There will then be an open bar from 11:10PM to 12:10AM at Bar da Cachaça. Then from 12:20AM to 1AM there will be free entry at the next location and one free shot of tequila or caipirinha. The crawl will then arrive at 1:20AM at its final stop at Bar da Boa for the Lapa Loca party. Entry to that party will be free and pub crawlers will receive one free caipirinha.
Bar da Boa Show – 10:30PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 69, Lapa, – Tel: (21) 2221-2542
Entrance: R$70

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Eclética (Vidigal)
It’s time to dance at Alto Vidigal present the Eclética party tonight. Resident DJ Gui Ferrera and guests DJs Matheus Marins and Allan Braz will spin during the night.
Alto Vidigal – 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Arvrão – Vidigal
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Roots with Renato Cohen (Copacabana)
Fosfobox in Copacabana will host the Roots party tonight with guest, São Paulo DJ Renato Cohen spinning the subsolo (basement) along with DJs Manara and Lucas. Additionally during the night, DJs Dree Beatmakes and And1 will spin the best of trap and hip hop above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$40 – R$60

Crush! St. Patrick’s Day (Botafogo)
Tonight Casa da Matriz will host St. Patrick’s Day edition of the Crush! party. DJs Beto Artista, Sal, and Mateus Simões will spin the best of alt. rock, post punk, hits, pop, and hip hop on two stages throughout the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – $40

A História do Rock (Botafogo)
Cabaret Lounge will host the A História do Rock, “Vida Longa ao Rock N’ Roll” edition with the band Grecco performing live and DJ Luizinho spinning the best of rock live.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 – R$38


Lelei Junior, Samba na Véia, and Marcia Guedes (Centro)
Marcia Guedes will start the night at Rio Scenarium tonight at 8PM with the best of classic samba and Samba na Véia will follow the best of 60s and 70s samba, samba-rock, and sambalanço. Then beginning at 3AM, Lelei Junior will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Julio Estrela, Marina Iris and Késia Estácio
Vocalist and instrumentalist Késia Estácio will start the night at Carioca da Gema tonight and Julio Estrela and Marina Iris will follow with the best of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30 PM, 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. Caipirinhas will be free for all unitl 12AM.
Leviano – 6PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$40 (Cash only)


Mutran @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best classic rock as the band Mutran returns to perform live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you’re looking for great live music, quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in, this the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Baile Carioca (Ipanema)
It’s time for the best retro axé and funk tonight at Barzin in Ipanema as Baile Carioca presents Wendell and Rafael performing live tonight. Additionally during the night DJ Bruno Rebello will spin the best of pop and funk carioca.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$10 – R$30

Roxy Music @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
It’s time for the best fo Cyber Punk at Saloon 79 in Botafogo tonight as the venue hosts a launch of Roxy Music’s new video. During the night bands Veronica Decide Morrer and Beach Combers will perform live and DJs Gabriel Thomaz and Léo Breedlove will spin.
Saloon 79 – 10PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$25

Ladies Night – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
It’s Ladies Night at the Lord Jim Pub tonight. A DJ will spin the best of the 80s and promotions will include two-for-one specials on sparkling wine for women and tequila and Jagermeister for everyone.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM to 4AM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$20 for women and R$25 for men.

Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
For great Mexican food, drinks and live sports, be sure to check out the original Blue Agave in Ipanema.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM – 3AM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Bar 48 (Ipanema)
Located in the heart of the Ipanema neighborhood, Bar 48 (Quarenta e Oito) is one of the hottest new bars in the city. Owned and operated by French expats, the bar is making a name for itself by hosting live music, DJ sets and by offering a nice atmosphere and great mixed drinks including caipirinhas.
Bar 48 – 6PM – 3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: See venue for details.

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.

The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Know for its cold beer, specialty beers, and great atmosphere, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live music every night of the week except for Wednesdays. Additionally, this is a great place to watch live sports.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 5PM – 2AM
Av. Atlântica, 3056, Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Additionally, Tony Boka will be playing at Mab’s now everyday of the week from 6PM to 10PM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM to 4AM everyday.
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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 – 3AM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

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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