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

Palaphita Gavea, Rio de JaneiroSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, Palaphita will host the All Night Long party, starting from 6PM until sunrise.

DJ Is Lu will be spinning a bit of everything, whatever is the most crowd-pleasing so feel free to make requests.

Dress to impress here, as the crowd is beautiful and there are no Havaianas allowed.


Feijoada and Roda de Samba com Lucas Moraes (Lapa)
Leviano promises a fun afternoon with traditional feijoada – the Brazilian national dish – and a roda de samba with Lucas Moraes. It will take place on the same day as Feira do Rio Antigo so drop by here after a morning of bargain-hunting at the fair.
Leviano – 1PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10 – R$20 (Cash only)


Hamilton de Holanda and O Baile de Almeidinha
Tonight at music venue Circo Voador, Hamilton de Holanda and O Baile de Almeidinha will be performing live in celebration of National Day of Samba. For anyone with the surname Almeida, the entrance fee is just R$15 all night.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$15 – R$60


Resistindo Desde 1997 (Botafogo)
Tonight, Bar Bukowski will host the party Resistano Desde 1997, bringing more rock and roll including live DJs that will play to requests. Bar Bukowski is the hottest rock bar in Rio, attracting people from all over the city to enjoy the best of rock. Tonight will have a live rock band, On The Road playing the classic rock hits from the 70s.
Bar Bukowski – 9PM
R. Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$40 – R$50. Free for workers in the public sector.

We Love RJ! (Copacabana)
The New Mariuzinn Copacabana will host the We Love RJ! party again tonight. As always, there will also be a four-hour open bar from 11PM to 3AM with Smirnoff Vodka, tropical drinks, caipirinhas, Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, Antarctica beer, mineral water, and sodas. DJs Guga Fernandes and DLuccio will spin the best of house, hip hop, reggaeton, cumbia, funk and deep house throughout the night.
New Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30 – R$100

All Night Long (Gavea)
Tonight, Palaphita will host the All Night Long which, starting at 6PM and finishing only when the sun comes up, really is an all night long party! The entrance is free so enjoy being Palaphita’s guest and dance to the mix of a little bit of everything from DJ Is Lu.
Palaphita Gávea – 6PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: FREE

Boiler Open Doors 5 (Centro)
Boate Boiler will host the Boiler Open Doors 5 party with plenty of live acts, brilliant DJs and a fun, dynamic vibe. Entrance is free – just bring one kilogram of food for donations. Boiler will distribute this afterward to the institutions that help the less-off people in the city center.
Boate Boiler – 11PM
Rua da Carioca, 74, Centro – Tel: (21) 7853-9298
Entrance: Free with a 1kg food donation

The Rio Times, Nightlife, bars, clubs, parties, party, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil News


Ana Costa (Lapa)
Ana Costa will be singing smooth renditions of samba tonight at Carioca da Gema, starting here performance at 11PM. She will bring her own samba songs as well as her versions of classics from Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, Chico Buarque among others. The opening act will be a grand performance by Anderson Vaz.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Marcos Novatto + Groove Pimenta em Baile Brasileiro, Strada, Toca na Surdina and Trio Ustrês (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, Marcos Novatto + Groove Pimenta em Baile Brasileiro will start the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba and other Brazilian classics. At 10:30 Strada will bring some incredible, get-you-on-your-feet dancing Brazilian music. Toca na Surdina will follow at 11PM bringing the best of samba and pop. Then beginning at 3:30 AM, Trio Ustrês will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45


Banda Alforria @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
The band Alforria will perform live tonight, bringing the best of national and international rock from the 80s. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while enjoying great live music, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221 – 7236
Entrance: R$10 until 10PM and R$20 after.

Mais que Nada (Copacabana)
A cuban themed bar in Copacabana, Mais que Nada serves good tapas-style meals, cold beers and an excellent selection of cocktails and shots. Tonight, they will host the p party. Pop and rock party with plenty of live acts.
Mais que Nada – 10PM
R. Xavier da Silveira, 34 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2267-0599
Entrance: See venue for details.

Bar 48 (Ipanema)
Located in the heart of the Ipanema neighborhood, Bar 48 (Quarenta e Oito) is one of the hottest new bars in the city. Owned and operated by French expats, the bar is making a name for itself by hosting live music, DJ sets and by offering a hipster atmosphere and great mixed drinks including caipirinhas.
Bar 48 – 6PM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: See venue for details.

Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is always a great place for Mexican food, drinks and for watching live sport streams and broadcasts. Just around the corner from Posto 9, the bar is also known for its mostly English-speaking staff and the mostly English-speaking crowd which frequents the establishment. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE.

Tequila Jager – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
Tonight the Lord Jim Pub will host the weekly Tequila Jager Night. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on tequila and Jagermeister. Lord Jim Pub screens all the big sports event games, including the Premier League.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$20 for women and R$25 for men.

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

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


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

four × four =