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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, Palaphita Gávea will invite guest DJ Silvio Rio, from DJ collective Arca de Nóe to take over for the evening.

Known for his mashups of hip hop, trap, indie and deep house, the DJ will be spinning until late into the night at the legendary Rio club.

There will also be plenty of the biggest classics from pop, black, Latin music until the early hours. Those reserving a spot to celebrate their birthdays will be given Tropical Tanqueray (a mix of gin and Red Bull tropical).


Basement – 1ª edição – Alberto Ponzo e convidados @ Fosfobox (Copacabana)
Tonight, Fosfobox will host the 1st edition of its Basement party, bringing together a lively blend of dance, EDM, funk and hip hop. Playing hit songs all night long, guest DJ Alberto Ponzo and others are guaranteed to keep guests dancing throughout the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Classics no Rio – Especial Lauryn Hill (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host the Classics no Rio party tonight with a special Lauryn Hill-themed edition. There will be plenty of rap, hip hop and R’n’B from DJs Zeu, R3brkz and Tuchoelectronic to keep you dancing until the early hours.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende, 82 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$25 – R$30

Palphita Convida: Silvio Rio (Gávea)
Tonight, Palaphita will invite guest DJ Silvio Rio, from DJ collective Arca de Nóe and known for his mashups of hip hop, trap, indie and deep house. There will also be plenty of the biggest classics from pop, black, Latin music until the early hours.
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

Dia da Mentira: O Pancadão do Bukowski (Botafogo)
Tonight, Bar Bukowski will host the Dia da Mentira party from 9PM, bringing the best of funk in a changeup from its usual mix of indie, punk, and rock and roll. Promising loud music, plenty of speakers and music to make you want to dance passinho, there is also free entry for guests who celebrate their birthdays this week, as well as for public school teachers.
Bar Bukowski – 9PM
Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$43 – R$55. Free for public school teachers

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Adriana Dutra, Arruda, Banda JPG, Marcello Sabre and Forró à Três (Centro)
Kicking off the night at Rio Scenarium, samba singer Adriana Dutra will perform at 7:30 PM, followed by Arruda at 10:30 PM with the best MBP and samba. Banda JPG will also play at 10:30 PM, bringing the best of Brazilian pop and rock with a healthy dose of MBP. Resident DJ Marcello Sabre will spin the best of Brazilian dance tracks from midnight in the main room, while Forró à Três will bring forró to the Anexo from 3AM.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Luiza Dionizio (Lapa)
Luiza Dionizio will star tonight at Carioca da Gema singing classic hits from the legends Luiz Carlos da Vila, Toninho Geraes, Clara Nunes, João Nogueira, among others.
Carioca da Gema 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30
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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