Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Rio Scenarium is known worldwide as one of Rio’s premier live venues. Rio Scenarium owes its success to great live Brazilian music and one of the most unusual and attractive ambiences in Rio de Janeiro. The laidback bar and casa de shows attracts a mix of locals and foreigners.
Situated in the heart of Lapa, the bohemian downtown neighborhood, Rio Scenarium stands out among Rio de Janeiro bars, as it helped inspire renovations in Lapa, which is filled with a strong musical nightlife tradition dating back to the first half of the twentieth century.
The music at Rio Scenarium is truly Brazilian. Bands return on a regular basis, and some favorites like Velha Guarda de Vila Isabel bring even larger crowds than usual.
Chá da Alice- Edição Rocks (Lapa)
The fantasy party Chá da Alice returns to Circo Voador for their rock edition, featuring three pocket shows that will be sure to rock the night away. Bands for the night include Ls Jack, Vinny and Twister.
Circo Voador – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Paralamas do Sucesso (Lapa)
Directed by José Fortes and Claudio Torres, dos Paralamas interpret songs from artists instrumental in shaping the sounds over the past thirty years: Led Zeppelin, The Clash, The Police, Jorge Ben, Gilberto Gil and Lulu, among others.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220.5070
Vibe- Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
The biggest thing to hit the streets of Barra & Lagoa. Two locations with the same game plan to make sure the night never ends for those who attend. A mixture of house, hip hop, and pop, this nightclub is sure to light up the night. Tonight features DJs Johnny Glovez and DJ Lara Alves.
Nuth – 11PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008
Entrance: Check with venue
Stereosound carries the torch on from their predecessors with house and disco music at the popular Gavea venue. Come enjoy a touch of class at this gorgeous indoor/ outdoor venue, featuring a stellar menu of drinks and food plus DJs and a killer sound system..
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Velha Guarda Musical de Vila Isabel (Lapa)
Adilson da Vila and a Velha Guarda Musical represent their Brazilian musical roots tonight at Rio Scenarium, one of Rio’s best known venues for live music.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Milton Guedes (Lapa)
Milton Guedes takes the stage at Lapa 40º with his original sound, which commands stage presence and versatility. His talent distinguishes him among the most sought-after Brazilian musicians.
Lapa 40º – 11:30 PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
PUBS & BARS:
Lapa Irish Pub
Join the party at Lapa Irish Pub for an early celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Eat traditional Mexican fare while sipping on a margarita or a tequila sunrise. The pub will be fully decorated for occasion, showing that all nationalities enjoy celebrations with a free tequila shot on entrance.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
This Mexican restaurant/bar throws an unforgettable Cinco de Mayo. Listen to Mariachi music and order from the R$5 menu. Try huevos rancheros or a breakfast burrito made with organic eggs.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha, 21- Copacabana -Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68- Ipanema
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
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