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.

Arte Core Convida The Groov @ NAU (Santo Cristo) – Arte Core festival invites The Groov for a night of celebration in a space that will bring together the world of visual arts with that of music.

The Arte Core festival is known to be full of attitude and energy, screaming and breaking paradigms. It’s mission is to bring art out onto the street, in the park and in the museum. The Groov is an expression of urban culture promoting the best of underground music. This will be a merging of both cultures in what promises to be a night of much creativity and fun.

There will be two dancefloors, with the line up on the Arte Core dancefloor as follows: DJ Andrei Y (Manie Dansante), DJ Rafa Canholato (Funk the Chic), DJ Machintal (Seleção Brasileira), DJ Nepal (D Agecy), and DJ Tamenpi (Só Pedrada Musical/Arte Core).

On The Groov dancefloor will be DJ Will Ow (Yolo Love Party), DJ Kenya (BREAKZ / BRUK), DJ Ambassodor (The Groov), DJ Glau (Velcro), DJ Julio Rodrigues (AUR).

Tickets are between R$20-R$50 and the night gets going at 11PM.

Arte Core Convida The Groov – Rua Gambôa, 345 – Santo Cristo

For more information, go to the event page.

Rock de Verdade: Pearl Jam @ Bar Bukowksi (Botafogo) – This Saturday, the band Black Circle will playing a tribute concert to legendary grunge rockers Pearl Jam. One of the most acclaimed tributes to Pearl Jam in Brazil, they’re going to transport you immediately to the explosive atmosphere of the nineties!

The night continues until dawn with Bar Bukowski’s resident DJs on all dancefloors. Anyone who attended on Thursday or Friday gets a free shot and doesn’t pay entrance!

Tickets are between R$35-R$55 and the night gets going at 9PM.

Rock de Verdade: Pearl Jam – Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo

For more information, head to the event page.

Recalcada @ Fosfobox (Copacabana) – Recalcada #84 will be bringing maximum baile funk with pop and plenty of hits in between. Recalcada is a party for those who want to dance along to the best funk and sing at the top of their voices to the best pop choruses. If you love both these things, then the night is for you!

Prepare to dance until dawn with the help of DJs Ingrid Nepomuceno, Jeff Oliveira, Bia Marques, Doug Def, Beta Fittipaldi, and Matheus Gaygher. If you buy your ticket early then you’ll also be greeted with a welcome shot to light the fire.

Tickets are between R$25-R$50 and the party starts at 11PM.

Recalcada – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana

For more information, head to 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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