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We have three top picks for Saturday’s Rio Nightlife, and below a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.

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Baque do Samba (Catete) – Celebrating Samba’s National Day, group Baque do Samba plays this afternoon at Espaço Catete, in Catete, at 4PM.

The “roda de samba” will pay tribute to some of the greatest names from the Brazilian music genre, like Paulo César Pinheiro, João Nogueira, Elza Soares, Luiz Carlos da Vila, João Bosco and Clara Nunes.

Espaço Catete – Rua do Catete, 97 – Catete

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Céu (Lapa) – Tonight, singer Céu performs at Circo Voador, in Lapa, at 10PM.

In her show, Céu will pay tribute to the one and only Bob Marley, playing the songs from the iconic album “Catch a Fire”.

Circo Voador – Rua dos Arcos, s/n – Lapa

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Novo Romance (Lapa) – Tonight, the Novo Romance party will make everyone dance like there’s no tomorrow, at Clube dos Democráticos, in Lapa.

Starting at 11PM, the party will bring DJs Badenov (Moo), Mari Sued + Roberto Leão, Yas + Vini and Sugu to spin the best of pop, Carioca funk, among other rhythms on the floor.

Clube dos Democráticos – Rua do Riachuelo, 91 – Lapa

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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

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Thursdays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs) – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

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

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

Yndú Lounge (Leblon)
With chilled out vibes during the week and a selection of top DJs playing shows at the weekends, the newly-opened Yndú Lounge in Ipanema is a great option to kick back. With a selection of drinks and tapas, the bar is quickly becoming one of Leblon’s best watering holes.
Yndú Lounge – 6PM
Rua Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321 – Leblon – Tel: (21) 3083-6486
Entrance: FREE

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