Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, Palaphita will host the Capivara party. The party begins at 6PM with a happy hour and the entry fee is on the house. The party may start early but keep your stamina – it only stops when the sun comes up.
DJ Rafa M will be spinning great classics from the world of pop, classic rock, black and disco that is sure to get people in the groove and throwing shapes on the dance floor. Dress to impress here, as the crowd is beautiful and there are no Havaianas allowed.
Resistindo Desde 1997 (Botafogo)
Tonight, Bar Bukowski will host the party Resistano Desde 1997, bringing more rock and roll including live DJs that will play to requests. Bar Bukowski is the hottest rock bar in Rio, attracting people from all over the city to enjoy the best of rock.
Bar Bukowski – 9PM
R. Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$40 – R$50. Free for journalists and public school teachers
Festa Veneno da Lapa (Lapa)
Leviano promises a fun and lively night tonight with the Festa Veneno da Lapa party. Choque do Magriça and Mulheres de Buço will be heating up the crowd with their music. DJ Pedro Cadore will be spinning the best of dance music that is sure to get the crowd moving and swinging.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20 – R$30 (Cash only)
We Love RJ! (Copacabana)
The New Mariuzinn Copacabana will host the We Love RJ! party again tonight. As always, there will also 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. DJs Guga Fernandes and DLuccio will spin the best of house, hip hop, reggaeton, cumbia, funk and deep house throughout the night.
New Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30 – R$100
Tonight the Cave club in Arpoador will host the BlackFunk party bringing the best of rap and funk music. There will be a line up of some of Rio’s best funk DJs performing live.
CAVE – 12AM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$20 – R$30
Capivara’s Night (Gávea)
Tonight, Palaphita will host the Capivara party. The party begins at 6PM with a happy hour and free entry. DJ Rafa M will be spinning great classics from the world of pop, classic rock, black and disco.
Palaphita Gávea – 6PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Ana Costa (Lapa)
Ana Costa will be singing smooth renditions of samba tonight at Carioca da Gema, starting here performance at 11PM. She will bring her own samba songs as well as her versions of classics from Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, Chico Buarque among others. The opening act will be a grand performance by Anderson Vaz.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Lucas de Moraes, COMANCHES!, Toque de Arte and Cassiano e Trio Beija-flor (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, singer Lucas de Moraes will start the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba. At 10:30 COMANCHES! will bring the best of samba classics from the 60s and 70s with a fun twist of black music. The vocal samba group Toque de Arte will follow at 11PM bringing the best of samba. Then beginning at 3:30 AM, Cassiano e Trio Beija-flor will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
Banda BR 61 @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
The band AlcoolRock will perform live tonight, bringing the best of blues rock. 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.
Mais que Nada (Copacabana)
A cuban themed bar in Copacabana, Mais que Nada serves good tapas-style meals, cold beers and an excellent selection of cocktails and shots. Tonight, they will host the p party. Pop and rock party with plenty of live acts.
Mais que Nada – 10PM
R. Xavier da Silveira, 34 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2267-0599
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 hipster atmosphere and great mixed drinks including caipirinhas.
Bar 48 – 6PM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
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. Lord Jim Pub screens all the big sports event games, including the Premier League.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM
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 in a relaxed, trendy setting.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2239-1542
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