Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Billed as the “Greatest Nerd Party in Rio de Janeiro”, the Game Over party triumphantly returns to Espaço Acústica tonight with a special Pokémon edition. During the night there will be games, music, tequila battles and much more from the nerd universe.
DJs Felipe Malfoy, Santiago, and Bernardo Saab will spin the best of pop, K-pop, eletro, and songs from games and anime on the Pop stage while DJs Marcus Rodrigues and Gabriel Gazzaneo spin the best of rock and indie on the Rock stage during the night.
There will be Pokémon Stadium battles and a Pokémon card championship with the winner receiving a bottle of tequila. Additionally the arcade games in the venue will be open to play during the party and there will be tequila battles. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Budweiser for R$10 until 1AM.
Planet Hemp (Lapa)
Tonight Brazilian rap/rock group Planet Hemp returns to perform live at Fundição Progresso.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance:See Venue for more information.
Pedro Baby with Baby and Pepeu (Lapa)
Pedro Baby will perform live at Cico Voador in Lapa tonight with special guests Baby and Pepeu. Additionally during the night, DJ Lencinho will spin.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50 – R$100
Leoni @ Imperator (Méier)
Singer and guitarist Leoni will perform live at Imperator – Centro Cultural João Nogueira in Méier tonight.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 9PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: R$30 – R$60
Sertanejo na Lagoa with Bruno Bonatto and Guests (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Bruno Bonatto and guests performing live tonight. Additionally, DJ Luciano Roffer will spin the best of house, hip hop, and funk during show intervals.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525, Whatsapp: +55 21 97577-2525
Entrance: R$30 – R$70
Festival Eufonia (Botafogo)
Tonight Audio Rebel in Botafogo will combine the best of art and music as it hosts the Festival Eufonia. Bands Nuvem and The Wolfpack Journey and André Buarque will perform live and ROD, Carol Werneck, and CADU will exhibit their works during the night.
Audio Rebel – 6PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Festival InVentos – Christmas Edition (Lapa)
The Festival InVentos returns to Fundição Progresso in Lapa today for a special Christmas edition. During the day Bloco Rio Maracatu, Orquestra Johann Sebastian Rio and singer Ivy Morais will perform live. Groups Intrépida Trupe, Armazém Cia de Teatro, and Canto das Flores will offer workshops and there will be inexpensive Christmas gifts for sale throughout the event.
Fundição Progresso – 10AM- 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Bazar Bacaneiro and Bang! (Praça da Bandeira)
Tonight Porto Pirata will host the fifth edition of the Bazar Bacaneiro with vendors offering up to 50% savings and selling many items for under R$50. During the event, DJs Diego Ernesto, Carolza, and Grão Pissumo will spin the best of rock’n’roll, britpop, punk, and pop for the BANG! party.
Porto Pirata – 6PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Game Over Party (Centro)
The Game Over Party returns to Espaço Acústica with a special Pokémon edition. There will be games, anime, pop, rock, K-pop, tequila battles and more.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$25 – R$40
Babylon and Wallpaper – Safado (Saúde)
Tonight the Babylon and Wallpaper parties return to The Week in Saúde with a special edition to celebrate eight years of the club. DJs Edu Quintas, Leandro Becker, Gustavo Junior, Flavio Lima, Felipe Mar and guests will spin on two stages during the night.
The Week – 11:30 PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: R$40 +
High as Sh!t (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of rap and R&B as the High as Sh!t party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs Paula Queiroz, Tago Oli, Fernando Henri, Julie, Doug Def, and Bia Marques will spin during the night.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
We Love Rio (Copacabana)
The We Love Rio party returns to Mariuzinn Copacabana tonight will an four-hour open bar. From 11PM to 3AM the bar will serve Smirnoff vodka, tropical drinks, caipivodkas, caipirinhas, Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, Antarctica beers, and soda. Additionally, DJs Guga Fernandes and Germano will spin the best of hip hop, house, pop, reggaeton, funk and sertanejo throughout the night.
Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Celebrating the best of 2015, Casa da Matriz will host the Burn party tonight. DJs Nathalia Hinz and SaJoão will spin pop, hits, hip hop and funk on the first floor while DJs Polly and Bruno Ambrozi spin the best of EDM, Trap, and remixes on the second floor during the night. There will be welcome shots of Catuaba and shots of Santa Dose distributed from the stage throughout the party. Additionally there will be rounds of tequila and promotions including two-for-one specials on various drinks.
Casa da Matriz – 11:05 PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 R$35
The Rocknbeats party is back at Teatro Odisséia tonight with a special Las Vegas holiday edition. DJs Vitor Dill, Bruno Mozka, and Thyago Simas will spin the best of indie, classics, pop punk, and pop during the night. There will be a mock Vegas wedding chapel, a roulette table with shots, flourescent lights, neon paints, and glowsticks will be distributed. There will be karaoke and the beer bong will make its way around the crowd during the party.
Teatro Odisséia – 11:30 PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$20 – R$40
Beija Eu: Launch of Carnival Bloco Encanta Marisa (Gávea)
Tonight Gávea’s chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) will host Beija Eu with the launch of the bloco, Encanta Marisa. The bloco will perform live and DJs Mary Lou, Raph Lima, and Gigga will spin during the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 4PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Welcome to Rio (Ipanema)
The Welcome to Rio party is back tonight but at a new venue, Sette Leblon. The open bar will last until 5AM with Budweiser, Smirnoff, caipiriniha, caipivodka, sparkling wine, Cuba Libre, Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, water, soda, and more. There will also be food from 11PM to 3AM. DJs D-ryder and Paulinho will spin the best of hip hop, house, funk and sertanejo during the night.
Sette Leblon – 10PM
Avenida General San Martin 1011 – Tel: (21) 3298-1941
Entrance: R$30 – R$90
Follow Me (Arpoador)
It’s time for the best of hip hop and deep house as the popular CAVE club hosts the Follow Me party tonight. DJs Erick Kush, D-Ryder, Mondraga and Keskem will spin during the night and The Doctor C will spin back-to-back with Mateus.
CAVE – 11:50 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$20 – R$60
Cabaret Classico (Botafogo)
Tonight the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo will host the Cabaret Classico 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
Cool Lab (Cantagalo)
Today and Tonight Gilda no Cantagalo will host the Cool Lab party with Marcelo Vig and guest DJ Robhinson spinning the best of cumbia, trap, carimbó house and groove during the night. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on mojio all night.
Gilda – 4PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$10 – R$30
Xique-xique, Mulheres de Chico, and Cartola de Noel (Centro)
Influenced by samba greats including Cartola, Noel Rosa, Geraldo Pereira, and Nelson Cavaquinho, the group Cartola de Noel returns to start the night at Rio Scenarium tonight at 8PM. The bloco Mulheres de Chico will follow at 11PM with the best of Chico Buarque. Then at 2:30AM, the group Xique-xique will perform the best of forró live until sunrise on Sunrday morning.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25 – R$40
Roda de Samba with Lucas de Moraes and Poetas do Rock (Lapa)
Tonight the Leviano Bar in Lapa will host a lively roda de samba with Lucas de Moraes from 4PM to 8PM. Then at 8PM the venue will host Poetas do Rock with Valério Cazuza, Víctor Sávios, and the band Mais do Mesmo paying tribute to Cazuza, Tim Maia, and Renato Russo.
Leviano – 4PM -8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)
Claudinho Guimarães and Anderson Vaz (Lapa)
Elisa Addor will start off the night tonight at Carioca da Gema in Lapa. Singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães will follow at 11:30PM. 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
PUBS & BARS:
Mutran @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of rock as the band Mutran performs live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while rocking out, 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
Tudo é 10 @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Celebrating the best of the 80s, Queen, and Arctic Monkeys, the Tudo é 10 party returns to Bar do B in Laranjeiras tonight. Ten is the magic number as always with entrance only R$10, with your name on the list until 1AM. Promotions will include Smirnoff Ice for R$10 each, various shots, and cairpirinhas, caipivodka, Cuba Libre, Gin Tonics and Sweet Heat for R$10 each. DJs Laura Tardin, Priscila Dau, and Renato Jkbx will spin during the night.
Bar do B – 10:50 PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$10 with name on the list until 1AM.
Alien Nation @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 will host the Alien Nation party. DJs Kleber Tuma, Wilson Power, Edinho and specials guests Alexandra Brandão, Speedy and Ricardo Abrahin will spin throughout the event.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 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. Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until 1AM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM to 4AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.
La Calaca (Leblon)
For gourmet Mexican food and great tequilla and sangria, head to La Calaca restaurant in Leblon.
La Calaca – 11:30 AM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1240, loja B, Leblon – Tel: (21) 3264-2217
Ferro e Farinha (Catete)
With Neapolitan-style gourmet pizza finished off with unique toppings, Ferro e Farinha in Catete is a great place to drop in before heading out for a night on the town.
Ferro e Farinha – Wednesday through Saturday, 7PM to 11:30 PM, Sunday 6:30PM – 11PM (hours may be subject to change)
Rua Andrade Pertence 42D, Catete, RJ
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
Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
Located in the heart of Ipanema, the Canatra 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.
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
This is the oldest pub in Rio and it’s well known for its live music and happy hour. This is also a place to watch live streaming sports, national and international.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
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.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Known for its cold beer, specialty beers, and great atmosphere, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live music every night of the week except for Wednesdays. Additionally, this is a great place to watch live sports including NFL games.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 10:30 AM – 2:00AM
Av. Atlântica, 3056, Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
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