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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – If you are a fan of Música Popular Brasileira (MPB), the Bebete Vambora party is the greatest bet for this Saturday night.

Starting from 11PM, DJS Du’ Jorge and Caio Guimarães will make you dance with a setlist that includes both indie and renowned artists, like Chico Buarque, Otto, Elis Regina, Novos Baianos, among many others.

There will be double shots of Cuba Libre all night, and doubles of Catuaba until 1AM.


Chris Botti (Lagoa)
American trumpet player Chris Botti performs at Blue Note Rio tonight, bringing his unique jazz expression that embraces pop music and other genres.
Blue Note Rio – 8PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros, 1424 – Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3799-2500
Entrance: see venue for details


Fora do Ar – Baile das Trevosas (Centro)
Espaço XV, in Arco do Teles, will host the “Fora do Ar – Baile das Trevosas” (Witches) party tonight, including welcome shots all night and lot of black, a lot of blood, a lot of worship.
Espaço XV – 11:30 PM
Travessa do Comércio, 113 – Arco do Teles – Centro
Entrance: R$0 – R$15

Salsa A Lo Cubano (Lapa)
The Salsa A Lo Cubano party will promote an unforgettable dancing night with the hottest from Cuban music. DJ Angola will be spinning salsa, rumba, among other Caribbean rhythms until late night. There will be free caipirinha for the first 50 people.
Palco 145 – 10PM
Rua da Lapa, 145 – Lapa
Entrance: R$10 for women; R$15 for men

Você É Tudo Que Você Tem (Botafogo)
Tonight, Bar Bukowski will host the party “Você É Tudo Que Você Tem” (You Are All That You Have). There will be live band Venus Café playing 1970s rock from 10:30 PM. Bar Bukowski is the hottest rock bar in Rio, attracting people from all over the city to enjoy the best of rock.
Bar Bukowski – 9PM
R. Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$43 – R$55. Free for workers in the public sector.

We Love Rio! (Copacabana)
The New Mariuzinn Copacabana will host the We Love RJ! party again tonight. As always, there will also 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. 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

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Bebete VãoBora (Centro)
Bebete VãoBora is the perfect party for MPB fans, playing a setlist that includes both indie and renowned artists, like Criolo, Cícero, Caetano Veloso, Tame Impala, Los Hermanos, Chico Buarque Elis Regina, among many others.
Gafieira Elite – 11PM
Rua Frei Caneca, 4 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-3217
Entrance: R$10 – R$30

Luiza Dionísio (Lapa)
Singer Luiza Dionísio will be starring tonight at Carioca da Gema, presenting her own personal music and versions of the greats such as Luiz Carlos da Vila, Toninho Geraes, Clara Nunes, João Nogueira, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Grupo Saravá (Catete)
The Saravá group will bring all the joy of a Carioca “roda de samba” to Catete this evening. Saravá is a group composed of musicians from the samba’s new generation, presenting renditions of classics and contemporary compositions.
Espaço Catete – 5PM
Rua do Catete, 97 – Catete
Entrance: see venue for details


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.

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

Blue Agave Ipanema (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 mostly English-speaking crowd which frequents the establishment. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE.

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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