Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The only joint in Lapa to give a whole night of forró this Saturday is Orquestra Republicana, the best of the Gau forro, Xote Maracatú and other sounds of the Northern Brazilian culture. Saturday night’s pick of the night will have you dancing till your feet hurt!
Feast E.U. (Laranjeiras)
DJ MAD spins a junction of melodies, swing and rhythm from the soul, disco, funk, and R&B music of Black Brazilian roots.
Casa Rosa – 6PM
Rua Alice, 550 – Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 2557-2562
Entrance: R$20 on the list until 1am and R$25 not on the list
Bar Vittorio (Barra de Tijuca)
CKT invites other bands to perform live and compete.
Bar Vittorio – 9PM
Avenue of the Americas, 700 – Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-9472
Entrance: R$15.00 (complete with a soda or beer) in the list with name R$20.00
Orquestra Republicana (Lapa)
The only joint in Lapa to give a whole night of forró on this Saturday! Orquestra Republicana is the best of the Gau forro, Xote Maracatú and other sounds of the Northern Brazilian culture.
Clube dos Democraticos – 10:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 91, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-4611
Ponto da Bossa Nova (Copacabana)
On a lively street sprinkled with bars, Ponto da Bossa Nova is a cozy wood-lined space with a small outdoor patio that makes a peaceful spot during the day, and the jumpin’ scene you’re looking for at night. True to its name, there’s live bossa nova on Tuesday and Saturday nights.
Ponto da Bossa Nova
Rua Domingos Ferreira, 215, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2235-4616
Entrance: Not available at time of press
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Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and free hors d’oeuvres for paying customers everyday at 5PM.
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
This classic American-Irish bar has live music every night as well a pool table, sports on the large screen TV and a good mix of locals and tourists.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 9:30PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: Check for nightly prices
Boteco Salvação (Botafogo)
Traditional boteco style with some extra finishing touches. A cozy atmosphere with nice TVs and pool tables upstairs.
Boteco Salvação – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 55, Botafogo – (21) 2226-9691 / 2539-0216
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