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

the rio timesSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Kicking off the Olympic season early and celebrating he upcoming games with drinks, food, and music, The Rio Times will host an Olympic Pre-Games Party tonight at Blue Agave in Ipanema.

Egypt-via-UK DJ Slim will take to the decks during the night to spin the best of progressive, hits, and more.

Opened in 2009, The Blue Agave Ipanema Mexican bar and restaurant is well known as a great place for Mexican food, drinks. 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.

With its prime location in the heart of Ipanema, and open air front, it lends itself to large street parties with a friendly sense of community.


Arraiá do Bloco Quizomba with Gambiarrat (Lapa)
Tonight Circo Voador will host Arraiá do Bloco Quizomba with Gambiarra. Bloco Quizomba with it famous 180 percussionsts and the São Paulo Gambiarra party will take over the venue during the night. Additionally, DJs Miro Rizzo and Evelyn Cristina will spin during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 9PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80


The Rio Times Olympic Pre-Games Party (Ipanema)
Tonight The Rio Times will host an Olympic Pre-Games Party at Blue Agave Ipanema. Egypt-via-UK DJ Slim will spin during the event.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 8PM – Midnight
Rua Vinicius de Morais 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: FREE

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


Let’s Dance (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host the Let’s Dance party tonight with DJs Higor Olive, David Levy, and Haron Dufau spinning the best of rap, funk, pop, hip hop, and pop during the night.
CAVE – 11:45 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance:Free for first 100 women with their name on the list until 12:30AM, R$30 – R$70

Inflamável (Copacabana)
It’s time once again for the best of indie pop, new pop, funk and indie rock as the Inflamável party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs Bgolls Incrível, Bøechat, and Fabitch will spin on the two floors of the venue during the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

We Love RJ! (Copacabana)
The New Mariuzinn Copacabana will host the We Love RJ! party again tonight. As always, there will 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. Additionally, there will be shots of tequila distributed until 3AM. 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

Batalha de Beats (Centro)
Tonight La Paz in Centro will host Batalha de Beats with Festa Beats vs. Bass Paradise. Special guest DJ Caique and DJs Goribeatzz, MestreXim, SalleZ, and Totonete will spin during the night. Battling will be Smoke, Raqui, Seven, Zano Beats, Jeff Beats, Gu$t, Poik, and Coopmibeats.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$30

Babylon and Wallpaper (Saúde)
The Babylon and Wallpaper parties return to The Week in Saúde tonight. DJs Flavio Lima, Gustavo Junior, Edu Quintas, and guest Andre Garça will spin on the Babylon stage while DJs Felipe Mar and guests will spin on the Wallpaper stage during the night.
The Week – 11:59 PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: R$40 – R$50 +

Cabaret Night (Botafogo)
Tonight the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo will host the Cabaret party with DJ Luciano Jacaré spinning the best of pop, rock, and more throughout the night.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 – R$38


ArraYeah! do Bloco do Sargento Pimenta (Lapa)
Tonight Paiol 08 in Lapa will host ArraYeah! do Bloco do Sargento Pimenta. Known for their unique samba-infused reinterpretations of works by The Beatles, Bloco do Sargento Pimenta will perform live during the event. There will also be traditional arraiá games, decorations, and costumes.
Paiol 08 – 3PM – 3AM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

Sertanejo na Lagoa with Ugo and Bruno (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Ugo and Bruno performing live tonight. Additionally, Daniel Tremmel will spin the best of house and hip hop before the show and the best of funk following the show. Caipirinhas will be free until 12AM for women and there will be promotions on Heineken for all throughout the night.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525, Whatsapp: +55 21 97577-2525
Entrance: Entry is free for women with their names on the list until 11:30PM, R$30 – R$70

Xique-xique, Dhy Ribeiro, Marcos Novatto, and Groove Pimenta (Centro)
Tonight Marcos Novatto and Groove Pimenta will start the night at Rio Scenarium with Baile Brasileiro at 8PM. Singer Dhy Ribeiro will follow with the best of samba romântico, samba exaltação, samba de gafieira and samba rock beginning at 11PM. Finally at 3AM, the group Xique-xique will peform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Festa Veneno da Lapa (Lapa)
Tonight Leviano bar in Lapa will host Festa Veneno da Lapa.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: Roda da Samba – R$20-R$30 (Cash only)

Claudinho Guimarães and Anderson Vaz (Lapa)
Anderson Vaz will open the night tonight at Carioca da Gema tonight and singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães will follow. Guimarães released his first album entitled, A Luz do Criador in 2009 and is well known for his lively performances .
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Mutran @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as the band Mutran returns to perform live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. 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.

Tudo É 10: Flashdance @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight the Tudo É 10 party returns Bar do B in Laranjeiras with a special Flashdance edition. Ten is the magic number as always with admission only R$10 until 1AM for those with their name on the list. Promotions will include Hi-Fi, Cuba Libre, caipirinha, caipivodka, Gin Tonic, and shots of cachaças, rum, and whiskey for R$10. DJs Laura Tardin, Mario Gennari, and Renato JkBx will spin the best of the 80s, pop, and rock during the night.
Bar do B – 11PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$10 with name on the list until 1AM, R$20 – R$25

Runaway@ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
The band Runaway will celebrate its third anniversary tonight at Saloon 79 with a tribute show to Guns’n Roses and Bon Jovi. Additionally during the night, the band Mundo Zé will perform live and DJ Heavy Purista will spin the best of rock’n’roll.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Additionally, Tony Boka will be playing at Mab’s Mondays through Saturdays from 6PM to 10PM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM to 4AM everyday.
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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

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. Six Nations and Premier League matches will be broadcast the in pub during the night.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM to 4AM
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.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (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

fifteen + nineteen =