Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The popular RUN VDG party returns to Alto Vidigal tonight.
During this edition, the Brazilian duo of DJs João Paulo and Márcio Careca, known better as Bed & Breakfast; British DJ Jody King; and American DJ Tee Cardaci will spin throughout the night.
Alto Vidigal is a guesthouse that is perched above the city in the Vidigal favela community. It has become well known for its late-night parties and for its breathtaking views of the city including the beaches of Ipanema and Leblon.
Go for the music and stay for the amazing view of the sun rising over Rio.
Onda Solidária Benefit Event (São Conrado)
Tonight the NGO (non governmental organization), Onda Solidária will host an outreach benefit event in São Conrado. During the event, the group Banda We 3 will perform the best of blues live and there will be an auction of signed football (soccer) jerseys. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will go to Onda Solidária.
Benefit Dinner and Blues Night – 1PM – 3AM
Private residence in São Conrado.
Entrance: R$200 per person.
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Chá da Alice (Lapa)
The popular Chá da Alice party returns to Circo Voador in Lapa tonight with DJs Giordanna Forte, Mil Faces, and Gui Serrano spinning throughout the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Sertanejo na Lagoa with Patrícia Cal (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Patrícia Cal performing live. Additionally during the night, DJs Dinho Porto and Luciano Roffer will spin the best of house, hip hop, and funk.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525, Whatsapp: +55 21 97577-2525
Entrance: R$30 – R$70
Contar Orcas Alemãs (Botafogo)
Tonight Audio Rebel in Botafogo will host Contar Orcas Alemãs with bands Orca, Döite, and Contando Bicicletas performing live.
Audio Rebel – 6PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$10 – R$15
Jota Quest (Lapa)
Brazilian pop rock band Jota Quest will perform live at Fundição Progresso tonight. The band arrives in Rio as part of their ongoing “Pancadélico Tour 2016.”
Fundição Progresso –Gates open at 10PM and the band is scheduled to beign around 12AM.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$50 – R$300
It’s time again for the best of bass as the Amstrdm party returns to La Paz in Centro/Lapa tonight. During the night, DJs Intr3pico, Sansai, and Dedé Menezes will spin the best of bass, trap, hip hop, and dub on the first stage. DJs Dayo and Biro will also spin a back-to-back set of trap and hip hop.On the second stage during the night, DJ King Fox, HcA, Metthod, Rodrigo S, and Telfon will spin the best of hip hop, rap, bass, electro, trap, future and retro beats. Additionally, DJ Brown and Kaz will spin a back-to-back set of trap, funk, and twerk.There will be welcome shots of Absinthe for the first fifty people to arrive and Street BurguerZ and Gnomo will offer burgers and brownies during the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$15 – R$30
High as Sh!t (Copacabana)
The High as Sh!t party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with DJs Bia Marques, ₭ENNYᐱ, Doug Def, Fernando Henri, Paula Queiroz, and Tago Oli spinning the best of rap and r&b on two stages throughout the night.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$50
RUN VDG (Vidigal)
The RUN VDG party returns to Alto Vidigal tonight with Bed & Breakfast, Jody King, and Tee Cardaci spinning throughout the night until sunrise Sunday morning.
Alto Vidigal – 11PM – 5AM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Arvrao – Vidigal – Tel: (21) 98741-3036
Entrance: R$20 – R$60
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host the Wave party, to welcome the PUC Atlética de Economia freshman class of 2016. During the party, DJ Troika of the Bob Crew; DJs Aloha, Thor R. and Stavoberg of the Wave Crew; and DJs Cereja and Djamal will spin for the PUC Crew.
CAVE – 11:55 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$50 +
We Love RJ! (Copacabana)
The New Mariuzinn Copacabana will host the We Love RJ! party once again tonight. The will be a four hour open bar from 11PM to 3AM with Smirnoff Vodka, tropical drinks, caipirinhas, Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, Antarctica beer, mineral water, and sodas. Additionally there will be shots of tequila. DJs Guga Fernandes, Caúe Campean, and DLuccio will spin the best of house, hip hop, reggaeton, cumbia, funk and deep house throughout the night.
Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Babylon and Wallpaper (Saúde)
The Babylon and Wallpaper parties return to The Week in Saúde tonight. DJsEdu Quintas, Fabio Marx, Flavio Lima, and Gustavo Junior will spin on the Babylon stage and DJs Felipe Mar and special guests will spin on the Wallpaper stage during the night.
The Week – 11:59 PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Sábado Cabaret Rock and Roll (Botafogo)
Tonight the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo will host the Sábado Cabaret Rock and Roll party with DJ Fernando Dias spinning the best of rock and pop rock throughout the night.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 – R$38
Barzin Sabanejo with Wendel and Rafael (Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema will host Barzin Sabanejo with Wendel and Rafael performing the best of sertanejo live. Additionally during the night, DJ Daniel Faria will spin the best of hip hop, pop, house, and funk.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$20 – R$50
Trio Aba de Couro, Jorginho do Imperio, and Fernanda Santanna (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, singer Fernanda Santanna will start off the night at Rio Scenarium with her reinterpretations of works by Chico Buarque, Baden Powell, Sérgio Sampaio, Jackson do Pandeiro, Clube da Esquina, and Novos Baianos, among others. Singer Jorginho do Imperio will follow at 11PM with the best of sambas enredos. Finally, beginning at 3AM, Trio Aba de Couro will begin their performance of the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Let’s Pop (Lapa)
The Let’s Pop party returns to Leviano Bar in Lapa tonight with bands Licor do Canavial and Johnnys performing on the first floor and Chris Dortas performing on the second floor during the night.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)
Claudinho Guimarães and Nelson Felix (Lapa)
Nelson Felix will open the night tonight at Carioca da Gema tonight and singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães will follow. Guimarães released his first album entitled, A Luz do Criador in 2009 and is well known for his lively performances.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Tonight Paiol08 in Lapa will host the Retrôzinho party. The groups Numa Boa and Mixxtura will perform live and DJs Flex and Sampaio will spin during the night.
Paiol 08 – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$15- R$40
PUBS & BARS:
Rio Hard Rock @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as the band Rio Hard Rock performs live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while enjoying great live music, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221 – 7236
Entrance: R$10- R$20
Os Beatlemaníacos @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Beatles tribute band, Os Beatlemaníacos will perform live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo tonight. Additionally during the night DJ Theddy-O will spin.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8:30PM and Os Beatlemaníacos are scheduled to begin at approximately 10:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
Located in the heart of Ipanema, the Canastra Wine Bar offers a great selection of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its nice atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42 – Loja B, Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details.
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. This is another great bar for watching live sports.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
Bar 48 (Ipanema)
Located in the heart of the Ipanema neighborhood, Bar 48 (Quarenta e Oito) is one of the hottest new bars in the city. Owned and operated by French expats, the bar is making a name for itself by hosting live music, DJ sets and by offering a nice atmosphere and great mixed drinks including caipirinhas.
Bar 48 – 5PM – 3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: See venue for details.
Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
For great Mexican food, drinks and live sports, be sure to check out the original Blue Agave in Ipanema. Right off teh beach near posto 9, this open air local tends to fill up early and go all night.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM – 3AM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
Tequila Jager – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
Tonight the Lord Jim Pub will host the weekly Tequila Jager Night. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on tequila and Jagermeister. Six Nations and Premier League matches will be broadcast the in pub during the night.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM to 4AM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$20 for women and R$25 for men.
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Additionally, Tony Boka will be playing at Mab’s Mondays through Saturdays from 6PM to 10PM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM to 4AM everyday.
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
For all things cachaça go here; it’s their specialty. They offer great caipifrutas and caipirinhas.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
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