Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Cave Club is the newest edition to Rio’s nightlife circuit. Situated in Copacabana underneath the Sofitel Hotel, the fresh space is the coolest club that Rio has to offer. With jaw-dropping lighting and a thumping sound system, the multi-floor location has gone through some ups and downs over the years, but has reopened their doors as Cave with a vengeance, quickly earning them a spot at the top of the club scene.
Tonight’s shindig is Cosmo, featuring carioca heavyweights Triple Crown (local favorites DJ Nepal, Mary Zander and Jonas Rocha). Also on deck and making a special appearance is Art In Motion, the alter-ego of Brazilian producer Vicente Amadeo. His productions have appeared on NYC-based imprint Stranjjur, and have made an instant impact on a global scale, after his original composition and remixes landed in the crates of world-renowned DJs such as Lee Burridge, Nic Fanciulli, H.O.S.H., Robert James and Gorge, to name but a few.
Marisa Monte (Glória)
Marisa Monte is one of Brazil’s most popular mpb and pop singers and performers. In 2011, she sold more than ten million albums worldwide. Tonight she performs at Vivo Rio.
Vivo Rio – 10PM
Av. Inf-d. Henrique 85, Glória – Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: Tickets range from R$95- R$155
If you have not checked out the newest and probably the best club in Rio, then you are missing out. Cave is going off tonight with their incredible revamped space, amazing lighting system and killer sound. Cosmo will feature Marcelo Elídio, Triple Crown and Art in Motion.
Cave – 10PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2522-5663
Entrance: R$40 with guest list, R$60 without
Stereosound carries the torch on from their predecessors with DJs spinning house and disco music at the popular Gavea venue. A touch of class at this gorgeous indoor/ outdoor venue, featuring a stellar menu of drinks and food.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Check with venue
Samba com Atitude (Lapa)
Back in 2002, Samba com Atitude arrived on the scene with their special brand of samba music, dedicated to providing fun and danceable music to the public..
Café Cultural Sacrilégio – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 81, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1461
This two-floor live venue and restaurant plays hosts to some of Rio’s best bands and roda’s de samba. Arrive early and enjoy the diverse menu and drinks.
Gabinete – 10PM
Rua do Senado 53, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224.0822
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$40 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
Rua Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
The Lord Jim (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio attracts a great local crowd as well as the travelers. 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 beer on draft..
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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