Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Celebrating John Lennon’s birthday, Bar Bukowski will host the “Homenagem aos Beatles” party, paying tribute to the iconic English band.
The Bunker Band will be in charge of the homage, playing the Beatles’ classics from 9PM. Singing lovers can also enjoy themselves at Bukowski’s karaoke, which is followed by a live band.
Bar Bukowski will host its regular “drunk hour” from 6:30 PM, with doubles on caipivodka and beers.
Dream Team do Passinho sings and dances Michael Jackson (Centro)
Tonight, Dream Team do Passinho pays tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The Brazilian funk group will sing and dance classics from MJ’s career.
Teatro Rival – 9PM
Rua Álvaro Alvim, 33 – Cinelândia, centro – Tel: (21) 2240-4469
Entrance: see venue for details
A trio from Ouro Preto (Minas Gerais) composed of Luiza Gaião, Victor Fernandes and Pedro de Grammont, all of them singing and playing guitar. Tonight’s show is inspired in the music from Southern Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.
Espaço MOVA – 10PM
Rua Hermenegildo de Barros, 73 – Glória
Entrance: R$10 – R$20
Baile Funk da Gafieira (Centro)
Gafieira Elite will host a hectic baile funk party tonight, with DJs making you lose it with the best of Brazilian funk, pop, pagode and sertanejo.
Gafieira Elite – 11PM
Rua Frei Caneca, 4 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-3217
Entrance: R$10 – R$30
Homenagem aos Beatles (Botafogo)
Celebrating John Lennon’s birthday, Bar Bukowski will pay tribute to the Beatles tonight, with The Bunker Band playing classics from the English group from 9PM. As always, Bukowski’s “drunk hour” starts at 6:30 PM with double doses of beers and caipivodka.
Bar Bukowski – 9PM
Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$43 – R$55. Free for public school teachers
Ensaio Afoxé Filhos de Gandhi (Centro)
One of the most traditional Afro Brazilian cultural groups in Rio, Afoxé Filhos de Gandhi performs this evening in front of their headquarters, in Centro. Trio Gonzaga will play forró after Filhos de Gandhi’s presentation.
Sede Afoxé Filhos de Gandhi – 7PM
Rua Camerino, 7 – Centro
Luiza Dionísio (Lapa)
Singer Luiza Dionísio will be starring tonight at Carioca da Gema, presenting her own personal music and versions of the greats such as 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
PUBS & BARS:
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
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
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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