Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Parties are in the air as 2014 takes off in Rio de Janeiro. Celebrating the new year in Santa Teresa is Soul Sessions, featuring a mix of DJs playing the best of house, soul, funk and disco. Hosted at Hotel Rio 180 in Santa Teresa, the party will provide incredible views of both Rio and the people attending. Come watch the sunset, have a caipirinha and dance till you drop. The mood of the party is casual, light and funky with DJs who understand music.
Mustafa is DJ/ producer and label owner of musica Staff Productions as well as producer of the party, Shut Up & Dance. Gustavo MM is a DJ and record selector at the party Jazz Ahead, among other events. He also gained fame as a soundtrack producer for films like “Paraísos Artificiais”. Finally, Marcello MBGroove, part of well known music collective “Vinil é Arte”. He is a serious collector of black music and has participated in events such as Cup Fest, Rock n Rio & Rio Connection, among others.
Milton Nascimento (Lapa)
Milton Nascimento is a singer and guitarist from Rio de Janeiro, famous for his falsetto and tonal range, as well for highly acclaimed songs such as “Maria, Maria” and “Canção da América”.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Noon is back with a no holds bar new years kick off party with German duo Adana Twins from Jeudi Recordings, German producer and DJ Madmotormiquel plus Ananda Nobre from Hypno DJs. Starting the year of right with one hell of a banging party.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Soul Sessions (Santa Teresa)
Kicking off the new year, Soul Sessions Santa Teresa commemorates with a session of pure soul, with DJs Mustafa, Gustavo MM and Marcelo MB Groove. Gorgeous views from Hotel Rio 180 graus.
Hotel Rio 180 graus – 7PM
Rua Doutor Júlio Otoni, 254, Santa Teresa – Tel: (21) 2225-1480
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$40 without
Festa Mofo Lapa (Lapa)
Situated in the heart of Lapa, Mofos throws down every Saturday night with samba, pop and more. Live DJs, bands and a smoking area available.
Mofo Lapa – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá , 94 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Banda Signus + Arruda (Lapa)
Banda Signus + Arruda provide some of the best Brazilian music to dance too on Saturday nights at Lapa 40º in the heart of the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa.
Lapa 40º – 10PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
PUBS & BARS:
Pub Escondido (Copacabana)
If beer and burgers are your thing, then you really must not miss Pub Escondido. With a funky modern decor and impeccably strong beer menu, there are only good times to be had. Delicious burgers and many other menu items also available.
Pub Escondido– 9PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 98 Loja A, Copacabana- Tel: (21) 2522-9800
Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Cafe, featuring all things great about America, including beers, food and atmosphere. NFL Playoff games here on the flatscreens with great snacks just half price during the games, including bbq ribs, buffalo wings, sliders and the Gringo Chili!
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
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
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off the night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a familiar environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. The pub attracts all kinds of people and offers live music, London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: