Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – If you have never been to Chá da Alice, you have been missing one of the best parties in the city. The Alice in Wonderland theme makes it a crazy night, with music from everywhere and anywhere, from classics of Brazilian pop to the edges of rock and pop.
Chá da Alice
Resident Djs Giordanna Forte and Thiago Araújo bring the fantasy theme to life at this famous Lapa venue.
Circo Voador – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Salgueiro Samba School Rehearsal (Andaraí)
One of the most famous of the Grupo Especial (Special Group), Salgueiro will parade down the Sapucaí on Sunday, February 10th, and they will hold rehearsal parties every weekend in the lead-up.
Quadra do Salgueiro – 10PM
Rua Silva Telles, 104 – Andaraí – Tel: (21) 2238-0389
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
The alternative party at Casa da Matriz will feature songs from your favourite rock bands: Aerosmith, A-Ha, Alice in Chains, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Bauhaus, Beatles, Billy Idol, Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Bloc Party, Blondie – and much, much more!
Casa da Matriz– 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-6342
Entrance: R$20 with Lista Amiga & 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
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Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American NFL Football playoffs. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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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