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.

Natiruts @ Marina da Glória (Centro) – Natiruts is bringing his positive energy to Marina da Glória this weekend for a show featuring yoga, DJs, and an open bar.

This festival-style show is to coincide with the release of his new album ‘I Love.’

Proceedings will begin at 4:20PM and tickets are available from R$120.

Natiruts – Av. Inf-D. Henrique, s/n – Centro

For more information, head to the event page.

Festival de Ativação Urbana @ Núcleo de Ativação Urbana (Santo Cristo) – Another huge festival is coming to one of Rio’s most exciting new party spaces courtesy of Festival de Ativação Urbana.

Prepare to join an urban dance workshop, hear some live hip-hop, taste some of the best street food Rio has to offer, and much, much more!

Entry is free and the event begins at 6PM.

Festival de Ativação Urbana – Passeio público Ernesto Nazareth (Av Prof Pereira Reis) – Santo Cristo

For more information, try the event page.

Colaboratório de Jazz @ Gutessen (Botafogo) – An open jazz jam session featuring Brazilian-born saxophonist and composer Michel Nirenberg celebrates its twelfth edition tonight.

Head down to see a great contemporary jazz show followed by an impromptu jam session both led by one of Brazil’s most talented young musicians.

This free event starts at 9PM but a minimum R$20 donation is encouraged.

Colaboratório de Jazz – Rua Visconde de Caravelas 148 – Botafogo

For more information, go to the event page.


Delirium Tap House (Ipanema)
Run by Delirium, prestigious Belgium label that has already been awarded as the best beer in the world, the bar offers twenty different beer taps.
Delirium Tap House – 5PM
Rua Nascimento Silva, 51 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3795-4594
Entrance: See venue for details.

Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
For all things cachaça go here; it’s their specialty. They offer great caipifrutas and caipirinhas in a relaxed, trendy setting.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Free

Boteco Cabidinho (Botafogo)
This twenty-four-hour bar specializes in stacked sandwiches, excellent pasteis, and ice-cold draft beer served throughout the night and into the morning to a lively and mixed crowd.
Boteco Cabidinho – Open 24h
R. Paulo Barreto, 65 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2527-2942
Entrance: Free

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