Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – If you are a fan of electronic music then there really is only one place to be tonight and that is at La Folie’s and House It’s famed party Incomun, which is happening tonight at the old train station Estacao Leopoldinha. Situated in an abandoned train yard, the crews gear up with an incredible lineup of local and out of town DJs, plus a huge array of top notch sound and visuals. The vibe is always rocking at these events and tonight should be no different.
On deck to perform are heavy hitters such as São Paulo producer Gabe who has been rocking the world with his funky productions on such popular labels like OFF Recordings and PopArt. Also slated to perform is Argentinian duo Silver City, and Brazilians Click Box, Art in Motion and many many more.
Arnaldo Antunes (Lapa)
Arnaldo Antunes is a writer and composer from Brazil who’s career began as a member of the band Aguilar e Banda Performática in the late 1970s. For most of the 1980s he was a member of the rock band Titãs, one of Brazil’s most beloved of all time, and tonight he performs at the legendary Circo Voador venue.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Incomum (Zona Norte)
La Folie returns in style with Incomum at Estacao Leopoldina. The lineup consists of heavy hitting DJs Gabe, Silver City, Clickbox, Art in Motion, Dionysus Jr., Smutty and Funky, Rogerio Pessoa and Toucan. Expect nothing but the best, as La Folie always comes correct with the best visuals and sounds in Rio.
Estaçao Leopoldina – 6PM
Rua Francisco Bicalho, Zona Norte – Tel: (21) 2535-9848
Entrance: R$40 with presales, R$60 at the door
Stereosound carries the torch on from their predecessors with house and disco music at the popular Gávea 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
Rock Story (Lapa)
Every Saturday is Rock Story at Rio Rock e Blues Club. Let down your mullet and headbang to the best of them as all your favorite rock hits are thrown by the Rio Rock & Blues Band.
Rio Rock & Blues – 11PM
Rua do Riachuelo 20, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3684-1091
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$35 without
Festa Mofo Lapa (Lapa)
Mofo’s Lapa is the perfect taste of danceable Brazilian music. Saturdays features pop rock and mpb dançante.
Mofo Lapa – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá 94, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Entrance: R$12 with Lista Amiga, R$15 without
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 the night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlântica 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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