Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Saturday night is not a night for the weak, as some of the top underground DJs of the electronic music scene come together for Mescla at Sabor 22 in Rio Comprido. The new two-story art gallery/restaurant/club space is proving to be the new coveted venue in Rio, offering a unique vibe and feel with a fresh new decor and a variety of musical offerings.
Mescla is the new venture between two of Rio’s most popular dance parties, Me Gusta and Brazilian Wax. Both crews will be represented by local and international DJs playing only the best of house and tech house. The Brazilian Wax floor will star DJs Joca Vidal, Nepal and Pedro Piu, while the Me Gusta dancefloor will be showcasing DJs Diogo Scassa, Monsieur M from Greece, Nytron and American Mike Frugaletti.
DeFalla + BNegão e Seletores de Frequência (Lapa)
Punk band DeFalla joins forces tonight with rapper and funk master BNegão e Seletores de Frequência for a night of relentless beats and rhythms.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Ivete Sangalo (Lapa)
Ivete Sangalo is a Latin Grammy Award-winning Brazilian axé and mpb singer, songwriter, and occasional actress and television hostess. She is one of the most popular and best-selling Brazilian female singers with six albums released with like “Banda Eva,” and seven more albums in a solo career, with a total of over twelve million albums sold worldwide.
HSBC Arena – 11PM
Av. Embaixador Abelardo Bueno, 3401 – Barra da Tijuca- Tel: (21) 3035-5200
Entrance: Tickets range from R$67 to R$190
Mescla (Rio Comprido)
Me Gusta and Brazilian Wax team up to bring you some of the best underground house and tech house Rio has to offer. Local and international DJs take hold at the brand new venue that is got everyone in Rio talking. DJs include local heroes Pedro Piu, Nepal, Nytron, Diogo Scassa, Joca Vidal and gringos Monsieur M and Mike Frugaletti.
Sabor 22– 11PM
Rua Sampaio Viana 250- Rio Comprido – Tel:(21) 3579-0220
Entrance: R$25 entrance only allowed with guest list
Run VDG (Vidigal)
Run VDG returns for yet another edition of the popular favela mountain-top party, featuring local Brit Doug Gray from the Botafogo Social Club, carioca Andre Araujo from the Frenetik Crew and special guest Lennox from D-Edge in Sao Paulo. Chunky breaks, house and disco should fill the air quite nicely at one of the best views Rio has to offer.
Casa Alto Vidigal – 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima, 2, Vidigal – Tel:(21)3322-3034
Entrance: R$20 with guestlist, R$40 without
Velha Guarda Musical de Vila Isabel (Lapa)
Velha Guarda Musical de Vila Isabel presents a night of samba at Rio Scenairum, a unique and very popular venue in Rio for locals and tourists.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Gafieira com Banda Signus + Samba do Carlinhos (Lapa)
Gafieira com Banda Signus + Samba do Carlinhos provide some of the best Brazilian music to dance to 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:
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas. For those summer days.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Call for nightly prices
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 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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