Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – After five editions at Fosfobox in Copacabana, the Vinyl United party will move the Cave club in Arpoador tonight. The party features DJs from Opalão76 and Eletrobase spinning only vinyl. Tonight DJs Pachu, Lulinha, Tucho, and Saddam will spin the best of hip hop throughout the night.
Currently one of the hottest clubs in the city, the underground venue Cave opened in 2014. Since its launching it has hosted top notch events including Dutch DJ Eelke Kleijn as part of the Rio Music Conference Club Week and the Friendly Fires and Charli XCX as part of the MECAPresent Rio Festival.
Tom Zé (Lapa)
Brazilian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tom Zé will present his show “Turnê Eu Cantando Para os Meus” live tonight at Circo Voador. The trio Chinese Cookie Poets will open the night and Tata Ogan also will perform during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R80
Tonight the group DIBOB will perform live at Fundição Progresso. MC Fox and MC Mãe will open the night. Additionally, DJs Bahruth, Leondre and Bhering will spin during the night.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$40 – R$80
Workshop with Yedo Gibson (Botafogo)
This afternoon Audio Rebel in Botafogo will present a workshop about improvisation when playing solo and with a group. Royal Improvisers Orchestra director Yedo Gibson will host the event.
Audio Rebel – 3PM – 6PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Girls and Sururu (Centro)
Tonight it’s time for the best of pop, trap, r&b, and funk as La Paz in Centro hosts the Girls and Sururu parties. DJs Matheus G, Jeff Oliveira, Paula Queiroz, Fernando Henri, and Ingrid Nepomuceno will spin on the Sururu stage and DJs Jana Duarta, Rico, and Glau Tavares will spin on the Girls stage during the night. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Antártica beer for R$12 until 2AM and two-for-one specials on catuaba for R$10 all night long.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$25 – R$40
Babylon and Wallpaper (Saúde)
The Babylon and Wallpaper parties return to The Week in Saúde tonight. DJs Flávio Lima, Gustavo Junior, Tommy Love, and Gra Ferreira will spin on the Babylon stage and DJs Felipe Mar and special guests will spin on the Wallpaper stage during the night.
The Week – 11:59PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Hit Me (Copacabana)
At Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight, it’s time once again for the best of pop, EDM, hip hop, and funk as the Hit Me party returns. During the night DJs Polly and Ivy wil spin the best of EDM, pop, hip hop, and funk in the subsolo (basement) while DJ Julie and guest DJ Evehive spin the best of pop, indie, and older hits above at the Fosfobar. There will be games of Battleshots (like the game Battleship but with shots) throughout the night and promotions will include two-for-one specials one Jägermeister at the bar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
Vinyl United (Arpoador)
The CAVE club in Arpoador will host the Vinyl United party with DJs Pachu, Lulinha, Tucho, and Saddam spinning the best of hip hop on vinyl throughout the night.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$20 – R$50
We Love RJ! (Copacabana)
The New Mariuzinn Copacabana will host the We Love RJ! party once again tonight. There 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 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
Sertanejo na Lagoa with Nando Luiz (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Nando Luiz performing live. Additionally during the night, DJ Luciano Roffer will spin the best of house, hip hop, and funk. Caipirinhas will be free until 12AM.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525, Whatsapp: +55 21 97577-2525
Entrance: R$30 – R$80
Morro Por Amor (Vidigal)
Tonight Alto Vidigal will host the Morro Por Amor party with DJs on two stages spinning the best of house, deep, funk, hip hop, trap, rap, MPB, sertanejo, and more. DJs Léo Vargas, Alex Lopes, Rapper Thi Camps, and guests will spin on the Rio 40 Graus stage while DJs Silvio Rio, D-Ryder, and guests spin on the Rio de Janeiro stage during the night.
Alto Vidigal – 10PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Arvrao – Vidigal – Tel: (21) 98741-3036
Entrance: R$60 – R$130
Trio Maribondo, Jorginho do Imperio, and Josiel Konrad (Centro)
Trombonist Josiel Konrad will start the night at Rio Scenarium tonight at 8PM with gafieira jazz fusion and Jorginho do Imperio will follow at 11PM with the best of samba. Then beginning at 3AM, Trio Maribondo will perform 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 Fato Consumado performing on the first floor and the power trio Johnnys 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)
Ana Costa and Breno Alves (Lapa)
Breno Alves will open the night at Carioca da Gema tonight and singer Ana Costa will follow. Costa is known for reinvigorating the sounds of old samba and will perform a lively repertoire, including songs from her 3rd album entitled, Hoje é o melhor lugar.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Barzinho do Paiol (Lapa)
Tonight the Barzinho do Paiol event returns to Paiol08 in Lapa. There will be live music with DJs spinning during show intervals.
Paiol 08 – 6PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
PUBS & BARS:
Banda BR-61 @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of the blues rock as the band BR-61 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 until 10PM and R$20 after.
Killing Chainsaw, The Cigarettes and The John Candy @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Guitar Days will present the bands Killing Chainsaw, The Cigarettes and The John Candy performng live at Saloon 79. Additonally, DJs Gordinho and Renato Malizia will spin during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – 10PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
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.
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.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM – 3AM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary
Barzin Sabanejo with Marcello Andrade (Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema will host Barzin Sabanejo with Marcello Andrade 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
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.
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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