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

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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Pede Teresa (Centro) – Group Pede Teresa is back to Praça Tiradentes, in Centro, with one of the coolest “roda de samba” in Rio.

Starting at 6PM, the Pede Teresa’s “roda de samba” gathers people from all ages and tribes to sing and dance along the best compositions from the genre.

Praça Tiradentes – Centro

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Ocupação Diálogos: Tião Carvalho and Grupo Cupuaçu (Flamengo) – Tonight, the “Ocupação Diálogos” project brings the traditional music from Maranhão (Brazil’s Northern State) to Flamengo, at 8PM.

Musician and dancer Tião Carvalho, along with his group Cupuaçu, will present folkloric rhythms like cacuriá, ciranda de roda, bumba meu boi, tambor de crioula and maculelê.

Teatro Cacilda Becker – Rua do Catete, 338 – Flamengo

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Duo Pitaya (Lapa) – Tonight, the Duo Pitaya performs at Triboz, in Centro, presenting a selected repertoire of jazz and instrumental music.

Composed of cellist Nora Fortunato and pianist Maria di Cavalcanti, the duo will play works from masters like George Gershwin, Astor Piazzolla,, Liduino Pitombeira and Gijs Andriessen.

Triboz – Rua Conde de Lages, 19 – Lapa

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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)
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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