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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick
– The Maze in Catete will host its live jazz night party this evening from 10PM, a long-standing staple in Rio’s music scene on the first Friday of each month.

The party, which features performances from some of Rio’s most talented jazz musicians, is hosted in the Tavares Bastos favela community and boasts an incredible view as well as great music.

The night is also well-known for its selection of cocktails and homemade snacks, so arrive ready to eat, drink and dance.


Guetto (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host the Guetto party tonight, a party that is dedicated to the celebration of musical creation. Tonight, there will be plenty of new music, new launches, remixes, readaptations – anything that shows the diversity, depth and spontaneity of music. There will be live MCs performing with plenty of black music too.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende, 82 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$40

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)

Live Jazz @ the Maze (Catete)
Today, the Maze Rio will be back with the party they are most famous for – live jazz. Enjoy the stunning views from the top of the Tavares community with a glorious audio backdrop of lively jazz. There will also be snacks of Indian food as well as a well-stocked bar of cold beers and cocktails.
The Maze Rio – 10PM
Rua Tavares Bastos, 414, Casa 66 – Catete – Tel: (21) 2558-5547
Entrance: R$40 – R$50

O Extraordinário Velório de Charles Bukowski (Botafogo)
Tonight, Bar Bukowski will host the O Extraordinário Velório de Charles Bukowski (The Extraordinary Funeral of Charles Bukowski) party with rock band, Drenna bringing the best of their classic hits live. There is also a happy hour that starts before at 6:30 PM with special promotions on drinks and is free entry.
Bar Bukowski – 9PM
Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$43 – R$55. Free for public school teachers

Beijo Doce :: Primeiro Amor Samba Retrô :: Carnaval Palaphita 2017! (Gávea)
Tonight, Palaphita will host the Beijo Doce with a night dedicated to retro samba hits. There will be an open bar between 9PM and 11PM of vodka and beers, so arrive early to make the most of the offer!
Palaphita Gávea – 11PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: R$0 – R$50

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Luiza Dionoso (Lapa)
Luiza Dionoso will star tonight at Carioca da Gema with an opening act with Tomaz Miranda at 9PM.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Bateria Escola de Samba Beija-Flor, Nuno Netto, Nelson Félix and Go Black (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, Nuno Netto will start the night at Rio Scenarium with live renditions of samba, followed by fellow samba musician Nelson Félix. Go Black will bring the best of black, soul, disco and dance, guaranteeing a packed dance floor at 10:30 PM. At 11PM, samba school Beija-Flor’s bateria (percussion section) will provide a special performance.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45


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

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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