Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Free shots of chocolate and vodka, amazing music, a good location… what else could you really want out of a pre-New Year’s Eve party? Fosfobox’s Chocolate Party promises a sweet night out. LIVE: Salgueiro Samba School Rehearsal (Andaraí) Considered by many in Rio to be the most fun of the Grupo Especial (Special Group), Salgueiro has been announced as the second Samba School to parade down the Sapucaí on Sunday, February 10th, and their will be rehearsals every weekend in the lead-up. Quadra do Salgueiro – 10PM Rua Silva Telles, 104 – Andaraí – Tel: (21) 2238-0389 Entrance: R$40 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: R$40 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: R$40 Chocolate Party (Copacabana) Fosfobox celebrates the new year with chocolate shots and great music at this underground music staple in Copacabana. The doors open at 11PM but things don’t get going until 2AM. Fosfobox – 11PM Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498 Entrance: R$35 Satisfaction Party Come party, drink free champagne and listen to The Strokes, Madonna, Beatles, Back Street Boys, Arctic Monkeys, Justin Timberlake, Foo Fighters, Britney Spears, The Smiths, Shakira, Franz Ferdinand, Katy Perry, Phoenix, Maroon 5, Jackson Five, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rolling Stones, Queen, and many more! Casa da Matriz– 11PM Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-6342 Entrance: R$20 with Lista Amiga & R$30 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 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 Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana) The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and just drinks to kick off Saturday night. 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. Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236 Entrance: R$15 — 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.