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.

Long set @ Comuna (Botafogo) – Resident Comuna DJ Rafael Najhar invites Marcia Vieira for a back-to-back ‘Long set’ which will keep going well into the early hours.

Vieira brings with them a very clear musical selection plus a lot of vinyls in their backpack. Prepare for an excellent combination of analog and digital beats at one of Rio’s hippest nightlife spots.

This is a free entry event and doors open at 6:30PM.

Long set – Rua Sorocaba 585 – Botafogo

For more information, check the event page.

Beach Combers @ Mississippi Delta Blues Bar (Gamboa) – The Blues Bar’s bartender, Felipe Arrais is celebrating his birthday by presenting a rocking live show for all to enjoy!

There will be a double bill of live music with both Beach Combers performing plus Sergival & Trio de Forró. Guests are encouraged to buy a shot for the barman, thereby gaining a very useful friend for life!

This free event begins at 7PM.

Beach Combers – Rua Pedro Ernesto, 89 – Gamboa

For more information, try the event page.

Clube dos 27 @ Bar Bukowski (Botafogo) – This Saturday Bar Bukwoski pay tribute to the legendary figures who all shuffled off this mortal coil at the young and tender age of 27.

Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, the list is long and filled with stars who shined short and bright while changing the course of history, leaving a legacy of classics that will be sung for eternity!

So this Saturday, the band Drenna will pay tribute to all of them with a special live show. Then the night continues with the resident Bukowski DJs playing the best rock ‘n’ roll until dawn. The drinks offer for the night is a two-for-one on Becks beer until midnight.

Tickets are between R$35-R$55 and the party kicks off at 9PM.

Clube dos 27 – Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo

For more information, try 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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