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.

Sambotica @ Espaço Corcovado (Cosme Velho) – Sambotica is throwing a massive party at this incredible space complete with a stunning outdoor area.

Special guests include Bloco 442, the revelation of the past carnival, plus DJs Tales and TropiCals. Of course, there will also be live music courtesy of Roda de Samba do Sambotica (Sambotica Samba Wheel). Food will be provided by Zappa Burguer and Le Sauce, with beers coming from Colorado, Stella, and Serramalte.

Tickets are between R$15 – R$25 and the evening gets going at 9PM.

Sambotica – Rua Conselheiro Lampreia 123 – Cosme Velho

For more information, go to the event page.

Fundição das Festas @ Fundição Progresso (Lapa) – Get ready for the most incredible night out with Fundição Progresso bringing together three of the biggest party organizers for one huge blow out – featuring Puff Puff Bass, Yolo and Baile do Amor.

Puff Puff Bass is an urban culture collective that plays the heaviest basslines and latest hip-hop. Yolo Love Party is a party that brings together all the urban tribes of Rio de Janeiro mixing cultural diversity and fashion. And Baile do Amor is passing on their ideology of living for love!

There is also going to be an open bar plus a huge line up of over 12 different DJs and performers. The night should get going at 10PM and tickets are between R$30 – R$150.

Fundição das Festas – Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa

For more information, check out the event page.

Samba dos Guimarães @ Mercado das Pulgas (Santa Teresa) – One of the best live samba circles in the city, Samba dos Guimarães, receives special guests Samba Que Elas Querem, an all-female samba circle who are one of the biggest up-and-coming musical acts in Rio de Janeiro.

There will also be music in the intervals courtesy of DJ Cicero. There’s also plenty of Brazilian street food on offer. Tickets are between R$15-R$25 and the music should begin at around 7:30PM.

Samba dos Guimarães – Rua Almirante Alexandrino 501 – Santa Teresa

For more information, check out the event page.

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


Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul is a lively bar in Copacabana, famous for its exceptionally cold beers and prawn pastels. It gets crowded there every night, making every day of the week seem like the weekend.
Pavão Azul – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Entrance: FREE

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a wide choice of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its trendy atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details

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.

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Located just around the corner from Posto 9, Blue Agave in Ipanema is well known for great Mexican food, drinks, and for broadcasting live sports. Additionally, most of the wait staff and crowd speak English.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

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

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