Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Get your costumes ready, as venues and bars throughout the city are hosting Halloween events tonight.
In Botafogo, celebrating the show “Orange is the New Black” and Halloween, Espaço Rampa will host The Orange Party, Halloween in Litchfield edition tonight.
There will be a costume contest, decorations, Halloween candy, an area for mugshot photos, distribution of fake blood, cigarette carrying cockroaches in training, and “haunted” boat rides around Guanabara Bay.
Additionally, there will be live tattooing, temporary tattoos distributed, welcome shots of black vodka for the first fifty people to arrive, two-for-one specials on “Orange” shots until 1AM and special Poussey shots distributed from the stage.
DJs Millah Bass, Jess, Erika Ferreira and Kajé Soares will spin the best of hits, funk, hip hop, rock and pop rock throughout the night.
Fundição Progresso celebrates the holiday time with a very special edition of the Chá da Anitta party entitled, Challoween. Brazilian pop star Anitta will perform live during the event. Costumes aren’t mandatory but organizers suggest they might make the night more fun than it already promises to be.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel:(21) 3212-0800
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Halloweek Babylon (Saúde)
Tonight in celebration of Halloween, The Week in Saúde will host Halloweek Babylon. On the Babylon stage, Nikki will perform live and DJs Flávio Lima, Mauro Mozart and Gustavo Júnior will spin. DJs Felipe Mar, Rody, Mari Benting and Dih Cavalcante will spin on the Wallpaper stage during the night. Costumes are welcome but not required.
The Week – 11:30 PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Halloween-A-Billy (Praça da Bandeira)
Tonight to celebrate the holiday, Porto Pirata will host the second edition of the Halloween-A-Billy party. Four bands, O Temível Monstro e Sua Terrível Monobanda, Os Provocadores, Os Pazuzus, and Os Carburadores will perform the best of rockabilly, psychobilly, garage, surf, punk, and the best of the 50s, 60s and 80s. Additionally, DJs Diego Ernesto, Denis Gonzales, and El Carburador will spin during the night and horror movies will be projected on the big screen throughout the party. There will be prizes for best costume and plenty of treats and tricks throughout the night.
Porto Pirata – 10PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
The Orange Party, Halloween in Litchfield Edition (Botafogo)
The Orange party is back at Espaço Rampa tonight with a special Halloween in Litchfield edition. There will be live tattooing, welcome shots of black vodka for the first fifty people to arrive, two-for-one specials on “Orange” shots until 1AM and special Poussey shots distributed from the stage.Additionally, there will be decorations, halloween candy, an area for mugshot photos, distribution of fake blood, cigarette carrying cockroaches in training, and “haunted” boat rides around Guanabara Bay. DJs Millah Bass, Jess, Erika Ferreira and Kajé Soares will spin the best of hits, funk, hip hop, rock and pop rock throughout the night.
Espaço Rampa – 11:30 PM
Clube de Regatas Guanabara, Avenida Repórter Nestor Moreira 42, Botafogo
Entrance: R$40 -R$45 +
Halloween Fantasy Party (Centro)
Espaço Acústica in Centro will host the Halloween Fantasy Party tonight. There will be decorations, a darkroom of terror, alcoholic cupcakes, participants dressed as Chucky mingling throughout the party, distribution of “zombie eyes”, and treats hidden throughout the venue. Additionally there will be a costume contest and the horror movies and shows, “American Horror Story”, “Texas Chainshaw Massacre” and “The Exorcist”, among others, will be projected throughout the night. DJs from the Surububa, Paranoid Android, P#t* Que Pariu!, Hey You, College Rock Party, Inflamável and Oompa parties will spin throughout the night.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$20 – R$45
Black and Deep (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador celebrates Halloween with a special “The witches go Black&Deep” edition of the Black and Deep Party. During the night DJs Turturro, Doppler Effect, Caur, Tenth Column, Guilherme Mangas, and Aldo Barranco will spin the best of trap, bass, g-house, nu disco, tech house, and hip hop. Dark costumes are recommended but not obligatory.
CAVE – 11:45 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$40
Hit Me, Halloween (Copacabana)
Fosfobox celebrates the holiday tonight with a special Halloween edition of the Hit Me party. DJs Polly and Ivy will spin the best of EDM, pop, hip hop and funk in the subsolo (basement) during the night and DJs Julie and SaJoão will spin the best of pop, indie, and older hits above at the Fosfobar. There will be candy and games of Battleshots (like the game Battleship but with shots). Additionally, promotions will include two-for-one specials on Jägermeister.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with costume, R$30 – R$50 without.
Trick or Treat Halloween Party (Copacabana)
The Mariuzinn Copacabana will host the Trick or Treat Halloween Party tonight. There will be a four-hour open bar with Smirnoff vodka, beer, shots of tequila, and tropical drinks including Blue Lagoon and Sex on Beach. Additionally during the night, DJ Guga Fernandes and Germano will spin and there will be a makeup artist to help partygoers look more ghoulish and undead.
Mariuzinn Copacabana – 12AM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Casa da Matriz in Botafogo will celebrate Halloween tonight with the Trick-or-Treat party. There will be decorations, sweets, and two-for-one specials on drinks. DJs Arlei Hey Hey, Larissa Conforto, and Pliar Garcez will spin the best of indie and pop on the first floor during the night while DJs Guga and Kleber Tuma spin the best of the 80s, EBM, and Goth on the second floor. Additionally, horror films will be projected throughout the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$35 – R$60
GoParty Halloween (Lapa)
Teatro Odisséia will host the GoParty, Halloween edition tonight. There will be decorations, distribution of candy, red beer for vampires, a zombie makeup stand, welcome shots of Jägermeister, and DJs Rodrigues, Felipe Malfoy, Lis Amaral, and Felipe Eboli spinning pop, rock, hip hop and more. Those who arrive in costume will pay a reduced entrance fee.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$25 – R$40
Tonight Gávea’s chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) will host the Halloween party with DJ Andre Werneck spinning throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 5PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for mor information.
DOOM Halloween (Centro)
The popular DOOM party returns to La Paz in Centro tonight with a special Halloween edition. DJs Donnie Jay, Kinfolk, Bertoletti, Bevilaqua, King Foxxx, Mr Brentar and the Nectar Gang will spin the best of bass and hip hop during the night.
La Paz – 11:30 PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 – R$30
Welcome to Rio (Ipanema)
Tonight the Welcome to Rio party returns to the Praia Club in Ipanema with a special Halloween edition. There will be candy and decorations tonight in addition to the party’s all-night open bar with Miller beer, Smirnoff vodka, caipivodka, caipirinha, Cuba Libre, Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, soft drinks, and water. DJ Raphael de Luca and guests will spin the best of hip hop, house and funk throughout the night.
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: R$30 – R$90
Sábado Cabaret (Botafogo)
The Sábado Cabaret party returns to the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo tonight 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
DeepDizco with Das Musik (Cantagalo)
Today and tonight the DeepDizco party welcomes special guest Das Musik to Glida in Canatagalo. It promises to be a night of the best of ambient, nu-jazz, trip hop and pop.
Gilda – 3PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$15 – R$25
Remelexo, Dhi Ribeiro, and Janaína Moreno (Centro)
Tonight at 8PM, singer Janaína Moreno will start the night in Rio Scenarium with the best of MPB, hip hop, blues, ballads and classic rock. Singer Dhi Ribeiro will follow at 11PM with the best of samba and samba rock. Then from 2:30AM until the sunrise on Sunday morning, the group Sertãofulô will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25 – R$40
Leviano Rock Night (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time again for Leviano Rock Night at Leviano bar in Lapa. Bands Cantarus and Johnnys will perform on the first floor and the band Fato Consumado will play on the second floor. Additionally, DJ Haron Dufau will spin during show intervals.
Leviano – 6PM
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 at 9:30 PM and singer Ana Costa will follow at 11:30PM. 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
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Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) @La Calaca (Leblon)
Tonight La Calaca restaurant in Leblon will host the Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) party. The event will feature music, gourmet cuisine and drink promotions.
La Calaca – 11:30 AM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1240, loja B, Leblon – Tel: (21) 3264-2217
Entrance: See venue for details.
Hell Angels Hell-oween @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Additionally in Botafogo, Saloon 79 will host Hell Angels Hell-oween with bands Monsterhead (Motorhead cover band), Commando (Ramones cover band), and Anestheisa (Metallica cover band) performing live. Additionally there will be burlesques performance and tequilas. There will be a Hell’s Burger supported costume contest with the winner receiving a Super Hambúrguer Colt 45, which serves up to seven people.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8PM, Shows are scheduled to begin at 10PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Saturday Night Fisch @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Bar do B will host Saturday Night Fisch tonight with DJ Fisch spinning the best of classic rock, indie, surf music, dance and house. Additionally DJ Van Paul will spin pop and rock. There will be a costume contest and the band Rotary Band will perform live during the night.
Bar do B – 10:50 PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$20 – R$35
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
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.
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