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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Jazztopia (Lapa) – Tonight, the Jazztopia quartet presents the most classy vintage jazz at Cortiço Carioca, in Lapa.

With a repertoire inspired in the movies of American director Woody Allen, Jazztopia will amaze the audience with its “easy going” jazz arrangements. The show starts at 8PM.

Cortiço Carioca – Rua Joaquim Silva, 105 – Tel: (21) 2210-0663

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Casa de Marimbondo no Bar da Nalva (Lapa) – Every Saturday, the Casa de Marimbondo group gathers at Bar da Nalva, in Lapa, to present a lively “roda de samba”.

Starting from 9PM, Casa do Marimbondo’s roda de samba attracts usually attracts alternative youngsters from Rio’s Zona Sul.

The group’s set list includes compositions from greats like Paulinho da Viola, Paulo César Pinheiro, Mauro Duarte, Monarco, Moacyr luz, Matinho da vila, among others.

Bar da Nalva – Rua Silvio Romero, 8 – Tel: (21) 2509-4717

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Tributo Bon Jovi and Guns ‘N’ Roses (Barra) – Tonight, band Rio Hard Rock pays tribute to two of the greatest American rock bands: Bon Jovi and Guns ‘N’ Roses.

Taking place at Gallery Lounge, in Barra, the show promises to involve the audience with the bands’ most iconic hits. DJ Helio Yamágatá will be spinning during the intervals and after the show.

Gallery Lounge – Rua Alessio Venturini, s/n – Tel: (21) 99119-5615

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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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