Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Shake Your Quadra will do just that, and get you moving on the dancefloor to some dirty, funky beats. Apavoramento Sound System has put together a night of miami bass, funk, soul, hip hop and a handful of stylish sound and DJs for a night.
Sgt. Pepper Bloco (Lapa)
After the success from the last carnival, the Sgt. Pepper Bloco is back Fundicao Progresso. The phenomenon drew thousands of revelers to the streets of Rio and is now back combining tradition and innovation with a carnival theme. Expect to hear the band mixing percussive rhythms, drums with guitar solos, drum rolls, fills and beats of Samba, Xote, along with maracatu with rock n’roll.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Contact Venue
Shake Your Quadra (Copacabana)
Shake Your Quadra will do just that, and get you moving on the dancefloor to some dirty, funky beats. Apavoramento Sound System has put together a night of miami bass, funk, soul, hip hop and a handful of stylish sound and DJs for a night.
Quadra da Vila Rica – 11PM
Ladeira dos Tabajaras, 681 – Copacabana
Stereo Zero (Gávea)
While enjoying the incredible ambiance of 00, listen for the unmistakable sound of vinyl, filled with sounds of new releases and classic remixes from indie rock, pop, new disc, house and more with DJs Cobra e José Roberto Mahr!
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Sururu na Roda (Lapa)
The group is one of the most popular samba circles and was an integral part in the process of revitalization of Lapa, the bohemian iconic neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 11PM
Rua do Teatro, 37, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
Trio Xique Xique (Lapa)
This famous trio is known for their excellent rendition of the popular Forro music. Winners of the National Festival of Itaúnas Forro, Trio Xique Xique performs the sound of Forro at a classic Rio venue.
Rio Scenarium – 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
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Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Blue Agave – 12PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise and a great local crowd. Known for its live music and happy hour.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Not available at time of press
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