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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O Samba Jazz de Dom Salvador e Tenório Jr (Laranjeiras) – Tonight, the Adaury Mothé Trio invites sax and flute player Eduardo Neves to present a samba jazz show in Laranjeiras, at 8PM.

Performing at the Moviola Bistro, the band, composed of Adaury Mothé (piano), Berval Moraes (Baixo) and Vitor Vieira (drums), will pay tribute to Dom Salvador and Tenório Jr, two of the greatest samba jazz pianists.

Moviola Bistro & Livraria – Rua das Laranjeiras, 280 – Laranjeiras

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Gafieira da MPB ao Funk (Centro) – The “Gafieira da MPB ao Funk” party returns to Gafieira Elite tonight, at 11PM.

DJs will be spinning the most diverse Brazilian rhythms, including samba, funk, rock, among others. There will be promotions on drinks like beer, caipirinha and catuaba.

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

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Eu Amo Baile Funk (Centro) – The hottest from Brazilian funk music will invade Lapa tonight, with the “Eu Amo Baile Funk” party taking place at Circo Voador.

Starting at 11PM, the party will bring the live performance of diverse MCs, including MC Cacau, and DJs will be spinning the latest from funk and hip hop in the intervals.

Circo Voador – Rua dos Arcos, s/n – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354

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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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