The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

We have four 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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Quatro Anos de Pede Teresa (Centro) – This evening, group “Pede Teresa” celebrates its fourth anniversary with a great “roda de samba” at Praça Tiradentes, in Centro.

Starting from 4PM, the “roda” will bring a rich repertoire of the Brazilian music genre. Food trucks, clothing and arts’ stalls can also be found at the venue.

Praça Tiradentes – Centro

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Havana (Centro) – Tonight, Gafieira Elite hosts the Havana party in Centro, at 11PM.

DJs Thjago Cortez, Ingrid D’marcelle and Junior Alves will be spinning Caribbean rhythms like reggaeton and dancehall, but also plenty of hip hop and Brazilian funk.

Gafieira Elite – Rua Frei Caneca, 4 – Centro

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20 Anos do Bar Bukowski (Botafogo) – Considered the best rock bar in Rio’s Zona Sul, Bukowski celebrates tonight its 20th anniversary.

As usual, the night gets started with Bukowski’s “drunk hour” around 6:30 PM, when there will be promotions on drinks and beers. There will also be free tattooing and DJs spinning the best of rock music.

Bar Bukowski – Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel:

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Festa Indiana – Diwali (Barra) – Get ready to experience a little from Indian’s Hindu culture tonight with the Diwali party, in Barra.

Taking place at Yndu Beach Lounge, from 6PM to 11PM, the party celebrates the Indian Festival of Lights, which represents the victory of Light (Good) over Darkness (Evil).

Apart from DJ Marcelo running the dance floor, there will be typical Indian dishes, Bollywood dancing, Indian massage, among many other attractions for free.

Yndu Beach Lounge – Avenida do Pepe, 930 – Barra da Tijuca

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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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