Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Wiz Khalifa is one of the biggest names in hip hop at the moment, so head to Fundição Progresso for some beat music and a great party.
MC, singer and song writer Crioulo will be playing music from his new album “Nó na Orelha”.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$30 with concession, R$60 without
Wiz Khalifa (Lapa)
North America hip hop artist will make its only appearance in Rio de Janeiro tonight.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$200 to R$400
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
Suffering from the heat of Rio de Janeiro is a constant issue for those who live here – but the creators of this party simply want you to embrace the “caliente” atmosphere and enjoy it!
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 with guestlist, R$45 without
Arcade ON Fire!
Play Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Space Invaders and others in between dancefloors. You can also win free drinks when you find figurines throughout the party!
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without
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
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
Technical Carnival Rehearsal (Sapucaí)
Warm up for Carnival with the rehearsals of Inocentes (7PM), São Clemente (8PM) and Imperatriz (10PM)
Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí – 7PM
R Marques de Sapucaia – Centro – (21) 2546-8080
Grupo Arruda (Lapa)
The Arruda Cultural Preservation Movement Samba de Raiz was born in 2005, after five childhood friends, residents of Vila Isabel samba circles decided to make a move to the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Lapa 40 Graus – 9PM
Rua Riachuelo 97 – Lapa – Tel: 3970-1338
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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.
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
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
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
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