Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Club Miroir has been dubbed the “classiest” club in Rio and hosts a mixed bag of musical programming, with hip hop and house on various days. Situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas and in direct view of the statue of Christ, this gorgeous venue is as attractive as those who frequent it.
The club, which is co-owned by popular Brazilian actor Luciano Szafir, is modern in both design and setting, boasting the latest equipment and intricate decor. Be sure to dress to impress, because Miroir’s public is both fashion forward and very elegant.
Helloween e Gamma Ray (Lapa)
Two serious references of heavy metal music play together tonight at Fundição Progresso. Helloween is a German power metal band with more than five million records sold. Gamma Ray is also German born and considered one of the most prominent metal bands in the German scene.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220.5070
Entrance: R$30 for half tickets, R$60 for whole
A beautiful blend of amazing venue and killer sound. This hot spot is located in Lagoa, with amazing nighttime views. Expect a night of high class beats.
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa 1484, Lagoa – Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: Starts at R$30
Sorveteria do Rock (Botafogo)
So an interesting combination of Italian ice cream and rock ‘n roll would sound strange anywhere else, but not at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo. Come get a taste of both tonight at Sorveteria do Rock.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$35 without
Ana Costa (Lapa)
Ana Costa is a revelation of the old samba, with her voice, talent, charm and warmth, Ana performs songs from her album “New Target”, praised by critics as a “soul of samba”.
Carioca da Gema- 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79- Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Sururu na Roda (Lapa)
Sururu na Roda is one of the most talked about and popular rodas of samba in Rio. This group played an integral part in the revitalization of Lapa, the iconic bohemian downtown neighborhood of Rio.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 11:30PM
Rua do Teatro, 37 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
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
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
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 the 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 London Pride and Heineken on draft..
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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