Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The countdown for the greatest music festival in Brazil is finally over: tonight, Rock in Rio 2017 officially opens its gates. As the main attraction, American band Maroon 5 will perform at 12:25 AM, at the Palco Mundo (World Stage).
The pop rock band will replace American singer Lady Gaga, who will not be able to perform due to health matters.
This Friday’s line up includes many other attractions, like Petshop Boys, 5 Second of Summer, Boogarins and SG Lewis, all of them performing before Maroon 5.
Hiromi & Edmar Castañeda (Lagoa)
Notorious harpist Hiromi and prestigious pianist Edmar Castañeda gather tonight at Blue Note Rio jazz club in an unbeatable duo, presenting an exclusive jazzistic sonority to the audience.
Blue Note Rio – 9PM and 11:30 PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros, 1424 – Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3577-4477
Entrance: see venue for details
Maroon 5 at Rock in Rio 2017 (Barra)
Opening Rock in Rio 2017, the biggest music festival in Brazil, American pop rock band Maroon 5 will be the main attraction to perform tonight. This Friday’s line up will also include the groups Pet Shop Boys and 5 Seconds of Summer.
Cidade do Rock – 12:25 AM
Parque Olímpico – Avenida Embaixador Abelardo Bueno, 3401 – Barra da Tijuca
Entrance: see venue for details
La Paz, in Centro, will celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the Organic party tonight, with five guest DJs making you lose it with the best of techno music.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende, 82 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$25 – R$30
Rock de Verdade (Botafogo)
Tonight, Bar Bukowski will host the Rock de Verdade (True Rock) party. As usual, the party gets started with the “Drunk Hour” Happy Hour at 6:30 PM, followed by the rock karaoke with live band, at which everyone is invited to take a chance. Those who present a Rock in Rio 2017 ticket will not pay entrance.
Bar Bukowski – 9PM
Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$43 – R$55. Free for public school teachers.
Tonight, Palaphita will host the Celeiro party. DJs Tiago Souza and Silvio Rio will run the pick ups with funk and sertanejo hits, and singers Pedro & Raissa will perform a sertanejo show to the audience.
Palaphita Gávea – 9PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: R$0 – R$50. Pay R$30 – R$40 in advance to avoid queues.
Baile do Rogê (Lapa)
Singer Rogê will star tonight at Carioca da Gema, presenting both his own compositions and renditions of MPB artists like Seu Jorge, Jorge Ben, Djavan, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Lapa Loca (Lapa)
It’s time again for Lapafest at Leviano bar tonight. Singer Mar César will start off the night on the first floor performing a roda de samba with well-known samba classics. DJs Aílton Areas and Ricardinho will be spinning the best of samba, funk, hip hop and electronic. The band Johnny’s will also be there performing the best tracks from the international rock scene.
Leviano – 7PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 47 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20 – R$40 (cash only)
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
Mais que Nada (Copacabana)
Cuban bar Mais que Nada offers a lively and friendly night, drawing in a younger crowd just as much during the week as on the weekend. Tonight, they host their weekly pop and rock party with live bands and a great atmopshere.
Mais que Nada – 9PM
Rua Xavier da Silveira, 34 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2267-0599
Entrance: FREE for women. See site 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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