Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Morro Electronico is taking advantage of the final weekend of parties at this insanely unique venue, which provides an outdoor dancefloor looking over the most amazing view in Rio. D-Edge local Leo Mafra from Sao Paulo joins local Botafogo Social Club resident Mike Frugaletti for the final party of the year at this one of a kind location.
Cícero e Letuce (Lapa)
Cicero and Letuce are a couple of songwriters and producers who have combined their unique talents to bring you a special show. His musical stylings combined with her multi-talented personality and quirky musicality should make for an entertaining night.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533.0354
Entrance: Check with venue
Morro Electronico (Vidigal)
Morro Electronico brings you a double dose of some serious house music. This battle royal features Paulista and D-Edge regular Leo Mafra vs San Francisco born, Rio transplant Mike Frugaletti from the Botafogo Social club, as they go head to head in an all night battle of beats. Expect to stay up late and experience the amazing view in the morning as you move to quality tech and house music at the last party at this amazing outdoor venue until the end of the year.
Casa Alto Vidigal – 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima, 2, Vidigal – Tel:(21)3322-3034
Entrance: R$25 with guestlist, R$35 without
Stereo Zero (Gávea)
Kick off your Saturday night with a dose of relaxation at 00 with DJs Cobra and José Roberto Mahr, along with VJ Isa. This lounge like setting has a mixture of genres from pop, nu disco and house.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 with guestlist, R$40 without
Sururu na Roda (Lapa)
Sururu na Roda was formed in Lapa, where they performed many ballads and shows, helping the revitalization of this classic neighborhood. Samba at its best at a classic venue in the heart of Lapa.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 11:00PM
Rua do Teatro, 37 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252.6468
Ana Costa (Lapa)
Ana Costa, the pleasant revelation of the old samba, sing, talent, charm and warmth, songs from their 2nd album “New Target”, super praised by critics as “Beating Leg” (Ana Costa / George Cress) and more.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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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
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