Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The best place to be from now until Carnival? Any of the samba school rehearsals! We have recommended a couple below so you can get started on your warm up for the Sambódromo. It’s guaranteed fun and loud Brazilian music. LIVE: Rhythms of the City (Monobloco) Circo Voador – 10PM Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354 Entrance: R$33 concession, R$66 full price CLUBS: Nuth (Barra da Tijuca) One of the few venues in Rio with a spacious venue, nice jungle theme, three floors and a pool table. There is also another location in Lagoa so be sure to check them both out. Nuth – 11PM Av. Armando Lombardi, 999 – Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008 Entrance: Check with venue Stereo Zero (Gávea) The evening begins with happy hour and full rhythm lounge. As the night progresses, DJs Cobra & José Roberto Mahr, and VJ Isa present new releases and classic remixes of indie rock, pop, new disco, club house and all the variations in between. 00 – 10PM Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041 Entrance: Check with venue Wake Up! (Copacabana) The Indie Club has made its way to Fosfobox! Fosfobox Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498 Entrance: Not available at time of press PULP! (Botafogo) The alternative party at Pista 3 goes on by playing everything you just heard on your iPod: Arcade Fire, Foals, Radiohead, Two Door Cinema Club, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Kills, The People Foster, Florence and The Machine, and more. Pista 3 – 11PM Rua São João Batista, 14 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 Entrance: R$20 with Lista Amiga & R$25 without MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Samba na Véia (Lapa) This group rescues samba and bossa from the 60s and 70s through to today with samba and rock sambalanço animating the track. Rio Scenarium – 10PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$35 Bateria da Grande Rio (Lapa) In the rhythm of Carnival 2012, Lapa 40º, presents the show from the Rio Grande Battery invoked percussionists battery master Ciça lead percussion instruments such as chimes, tambourines, deaf, boxes, rattles, cuicas, agogo, reco-recos and tambourines. Lapa 40º – 11:30PM Rua do Riachuelo, 97 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005 Entrance: R$30 Clube dos Democráticos (Lapa) Bringing together the best musicians of Rio de Janeiro, Democráticos promises the time if your life. With artists such as Nina Wirtti & Noites Brasileiras, Os Miltons, and many more. The goal is to present classics of Brazilian music and its roots. Clube dos Democráticos – 11:30PM Rua do Riachuelo, 91/93 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 8848-8889 Entrance: R$15 with Lista Amiga, R$20 for women & students, R$25 for men Ensaio da Mangueira (Mangueira) Warm up for Carnival with one of the most popular samba schools in the city! Everyone is welcome to join in as long as they bring some positive attitude to the Quadra. Quadra da Mangueira – 10PM Rua Visconde de Niterói, 1072 – Mangueira – Tel: (21) 2567-4637 Entrance: R$90 Ensaio Salgueiro (Andaraí) If your heart doesn’t beat for Magueira, Salgueiro is another option if you want to enjoy Carnival before February. Quadra do Salgueiro – 10PM Rua Silva Telles, 104 – Andaraí – Tel: (21) 2238-9226 / 2238-0389 Entrance: R$110 PUBS & BARS: 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 Rua Aires Saldanha, 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271 Entrance: Free 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 Restaurante Mab’s (Copacabana) The new American owned beachfront restaurant and bar in Rio de Janeiro, a great place for food or just drinks if that is your style. It attracts a mixture of locals and expats. Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM Avenida Atlantica, 1140 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299 Entrance: Free Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa) If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger. On Wednesdays you can loosen up by singing some rock ‘n’ roll tunes as it’s Karaoke night. Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236 Entrance: Free — To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: events[at]riotimesonline[dot]com. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.