We have three top picks for Friday’s Rio Nightlife, and below a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.

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Baile Funk da Gafieira (Centro) – The hottest from Brazilian funk music lands tonight on Centro, at the “Baile Funk da Gafieira” party.

Besides funk, DJs Carol Stambowsk (“Baile das Mina” party) and Thjago Cortez (“To Morro Land” party) will be spinning sertanejo, pagode and pop music.

Gafieira Elite – Rua Frei Caneca, 4 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-3217

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Beach Combers (Botafogo) – The Beach Combers band will be starring tonight at the Mureta bar, in Botafogo, at 7PM.

Composed of Bernar Gomma (guitar), Paulo Emmery (bass) and Lucas Leão (drums), the band presents to the audience a unique repertoire, from surf music to the 1960s garage rock.

DJ Alix Bandeira will be running the pick ups in the intervals.

Bar Mureta – Rua Paulo Barreto, 64 – Botafogo

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É Preciso Amar as Pessoas Como Se Elas Fossem Sexta (Botafogo) – Tonight, Bar Bukowski throws another great party in Botafogo, starting from 6:30 PM.

As the name suggests, “É Preciso Amar as Pessoas Como Se Elas Fossem Sexta” (It is necessary to love people as they were Friday) will make everyone warm up for the weekend with good humor, double doses on caipivodkas and international beers and a lot of rock music.

Bar Bukowski – Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2244-7303

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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

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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