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

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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Baile das Ruínas (Centro) – Get ready for having a blast as the “Baile das Ruínas” party returns to Instituto Ruínas, in Centro.

Starting at 11PM, the party will bring DJs Rafael Pitbull, Ezio Santanna and Careca to spin the best of hip hop, funk, pop, dancehall and reggaeton on the dancefloor.

Instituto Ruínas – Praça Tiradentes, 75 – Centro – Tel: (21) 97423-3883

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Samba Pede Tereza (Centro) – This afternoon, group Pede Tereza brings its famous “roda de samba” to Morro da Conceição, in Centro, at 4PM.

Taking place at the great Bar Imaculada, Pede Tereza’s “roda” will present renditions of traditional and contemporary compositions from the most Brazilian of all music genres.

Bar Imaculada – Ladeira João Homem, 7 – Morro da Conceição, Centro – Tel: (21) 2253-3999

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Nação Zumbi (Lapa) – Tonight, the iconic band Nação Zumbi performs at Circo Voador, in Lapa, at 10PM.

Originally from Recife (Pernambuco, Brazil’s Northeast), the group is famous for being one of the founders of the “manguebeat” musical movement, which blends regional rhythms from Brazil’s Northeast, electronic and rock music.

Nação Zumbi will be releasing tonight its latest album, RADIOLA NZ.

Circo Voador – Rua dos Arcos, s/n – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354

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Comuna (Botafogo)
Botafogo’s favorite bar for undergrad students and hispters. Comuna is famous for its homemade burgers and variety of beer labels.
Comuna – 7PM
Rua Sorocaba, 582 – Tel: (21) 3579-6175
Entrance: FREE

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.

Blue Agave (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 expat crowd which frequents the establishment.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM
Rua Vinicus de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
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 casual but bustling setting in Rio’s upmarket Leblon.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Free

Palaphita (Gávea)
Palaphita brings the hottest and latest from Brazilian DJs spinning throughout the night, set amidst stylish wooden lounge seating and overlooking the horse track at the Jockey Club. Palaphita is hip spot to doll up for, so no flip flops allowed.
Palaphita Gávea – 9PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: See venue for details

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