The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Parties

We have the top three picks for this Saturday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.

Sábado Tropical @ Bar do Nanam (Centro) – In the mood for something tropical this Saturday? Head down to Bar do Nanam for a free night of carimbó, cumbia, guitarrada, salsa, and bolero courtesy of Afroriberinhos and DJ Cavalcanti.

Bar do Nanam is located in the most bohemian streets in the city: Beco das Artes, where cheap beer and good times abound.

Things should kick off at 10PM.

Sábado Tropical – Beco das Artes – Centro

For more information, try the event page.

Rock-me! @ Vivo Rio (Centro) – One of the city’s most beloved rock festival celebrates its eighth anniversary with live music from The Badcops. Expect the best of The Police, The Smiths, Deep Purple, Queen, Talking Heads, The Cure, and more.

DJ Mario Mamede and DJ Bruno Caravelos will then play the best rock music until the early hours.

Tickets are R$40 – R$80 and things should get going at 11:30PM.

Rock-me! – Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85 – Centro

For more information, head to the event page.

Uma Noite em Buenos Aires @ Vivo Rio (Centro) – To experience a night of Argentine music, head down to Vivo Rio to see maestro Carlos Buono and his Tango Sinfônico pay tribute to Gardel and Piazzolla.

They will be joined by singer Alberto Bianco and dance group Bailarinos Campeões Mundiais.

This night starts at 9PM and tickets cost between R$200 – R$340.

Uma Noite em Buenos Aires – Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85 – Centro

For more information, go to the event page.

The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Parties


Winehouse (Botafogo)
Run by a British expat, Winehouse boasts an eclectic range of wines both local and international. There is also a great selection of nibbles and cheese boards. For those that aren’t too keen on wine, there is plenty of beer and cocktail options, too. Happy hour begins at 5 PM and ends at 8 PM.
Winehouse – 5PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3264-4101
Entrance: FREE

Void/House of Food (Botafogo)
Blending food, drinks, and fashion, the bar/store invites a different chef to prepare a new menu every week. Besides great imported beer labels, there is delicious veggie food and homemade burgers.
Void Botafogo – 11 AM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 31 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3593=3326
Entrance: FREE

Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul’s exceptionally cold beers and prawn pastels draw a crowd every night, making every day of the week seem like the weekend.
Pavão Azul – 6:30 PM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Entrance: FREE

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a great selection of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its nice atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details.

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
A great place for Mexican food, drinks, and for watching live sport streams and broadcasts, Blue Agave is located just around the corner from Posto 9. Their English-speaking staff makes this a popular expat hangout.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1 PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271/7544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

To have an event included in the Nightlife Guide, please email:


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

14 + 3 =