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

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.

Neon Carioca @ Bella Vista (Glória) – This Saturday Bella Vista opens its bar from 11PM-3AM!

This is a gorgeous space, right in front of the sea and next to the Airport Santos Dumont.

Everyone gets neon gifts, neon bracelets, neon paint, lighting sets and lots more fun props!

There will be live sertanejo and pagode plus DJs spinning the best house and Carioca funk

The open bar includes Antartica beer, Smirnoff vodka, energy drinks, soda, water and Catuaba açai. The organizers ensure that the bar will be ‘served with agility and quality.’

Tickets are R$70 for men and R$50 for women. In order to take advantage of this deal, you have to put your name down on the guestlist and enter the party before 11:30PM or before the first 250 people arrive.

Neon Carioca – Rua Jardel Jércolis, 50 – Glória

For more information, check out the event page.

Back to Bunker @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras) – Back to Bunker is a great alternative rock night out. DJ Buba brings back the biggest tunes and guest of the last three years (2003-2006) in which Paranoid Android was the resident party of the acclaimed and now extinct Bunker94.

Today they will be celebrating twenty years since the release of Hole’s ‘Celebrity Skin’ and Smashing Pumpkins ‘Adore.’

Early entry for R$10 and you get a paranoid keychain.

DJs will be Buba and Boechat, plus extra special guest, DJ Renato Lima.

The Set List will include all the classic indie, rock and alternative songs from 2003-2006, including Garbage, Placebo, Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, Radiohead, Muse, The Strokes, Arcade Fire, The Hives, New Order, Kaiser Chiefs, The Cure, Franz Ferdinand, Blur, Weezer, Interpol, Hot Chip, Keane, Miss Kittin, Prodigy, Smashing Pumpkins, REM, The Smiths, Stone Temple Pilots, The Cranberries, Roxette, Suede, New Order, Siouxie and The Banshees, Joy Division, Depeche Mode, PJ Harvey, Hot Chip, among many others …

Tickets are between R$15-R$20 and the night will kick off at around 11PM.

Keep an eye out for special drinks deals!

Back to Bunker – R. das Laranjeiras, 90 – Laranjeiras

For more information, check out the event page.

Barzin: Summer Vibes (Ipanema) – Saturday is world pop music day down at Barzin in Ipanema and they are going to be spreading the Carioca spirit of lively music and the good life, all while celebrating summer in the (Brazilian, beach-going) winter!

There will be DJ Haron Dufau, spinning an eclectic set with hip hop, house, reggaeton and funk, plus there will be a live music set yet to be announced.

Barzin – R. Vinícius de Moraes, 75 – Ipanema

Doors open at 11PM and for more info, visit their event page.

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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

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.

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.

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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