Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the La Paz club in Centro will host a special edition of the Doom party with guest Gerson King Combo performing live.
Considered by many to be the “James Brown of Brazil” and a precursor of Brazilian rap, Gerson Cortes, leader of the Gerson King Combo, is a soul icon.
Tonight Novas Frequências will present a live performance by Pharmakon. God Pussy will perform to start the night. Pharmakon is the stage name of Margaret Chardiet, a 24-year-old experimental musician from New York. To date, she has released two albums. God Pussy is an experimental music project started by Jhones Silva in 2008 that combines synths, radios, noise generators, pedels and additional noises and effects to create sounds that explore politics, violence, cruelty, honesty, suffering, and humility.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$30 – R$40
Flávio and Ney (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Flávio and Ney performing live tonight. Additionally DJ Kabul will spin the best of sertanejo during show intervals.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525, Whatsapp: +55 21 97577-2525
Entrance: See venue for details.
Tonight La Paz in Centro will host the Doom party with very special guest Gerson King Combo.
La Paz – 11:30PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$15 – R$25
Siba and Metá Metá (Lapa)
Tonight Siba and Metá Metá will perform live at Circo Voador. Siba is known for their neo swing sounds while Metá Metá is knwn for their afropunk. Additionally during the night tonight, DJ Lencinho will spin.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance:R$30 – R$80
Keep on Rockin (Botafogo)
The Keep on Rockin’ party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight. DJs Thiago Burgos, Arlei Hey Hey, and Vitor Dill will spin the best of indie rock, indie pop, and alternative while DJs Matheus Marins and Thyago Simas will spin the best of indie and classic. There will be welcome shots of Chuva Cachaça, alcoholic popsicles, rounds of tequila and shots distributed througout the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$45
Samba com Feijoada (Cantagalo)
Today Gilda in Cantagalo will host Samba com Feijoada (Samba with Feijoada). In addition to tasty feijoada, the group Casa de Bamba will perform live and DJ João Santiago will spin the best of Brazilian music, pop, and rock during the event.
Gilda – 2PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$15 – R$30
Babylon Rio and Wallpaper (Saúde)
Tonight the Babylon Rio and Wallpaper parties return to The Week in Saúde tonight. During the night, DJs Flávio Lima, Mauro Mozart, Edu Quintas and Gustavo Júnior will spin on the Babylon stage while DJs Felipe Mar, Daddy Kall, Teddy Zanny, Maicon Santini and Gael Augusto spin on the Wallpaper stage.
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Welcome to Rio (Ipanema)
Tonight the Welcome to Rio party returns to the Praia Club in Ipanema. There will be an open bar all night with Miller beer, Smirnoff vodka, caipivodka, caipirinha, Cuba Libre, Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, soft drinks, water and more. DJ Raphael de Luca and guests will spin the best of hip hop, house and funk throughout the night. Additionally the venue will have black lights and neon.
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: R$30 – R$90
Sette Club (Leblon)
The weekly Sette Club party returns to Sette Leblon tonight with its open bar and all you can drink caipirinhas, caipivodkas, vodka drinks, sparkling wine, longneck beers, sodas, water and free shots of tequila from 10PM to 4AM. Additionally during the night there there will be karaoke with Rick Lima and his band and DJ Paulinho will spin the best of pop, rock, house, sertanejo, and funk.
Sette Leblon – 10PM
Avenida General San Martin 1011, Leblon – Tel: (21) 3298-1941
Entrance: R$50 – R$80
It’s time for the best of funk, trap, bass, and twerk as the CAVE club in Aproador hosts the GRAVV party. DJs Totonete, Ruxell, RD da NH and Felipe Rosa will spin during the night.
CAVE – 11:30PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$40 – R$60
Wake Up (Copacabana)
The Wake Up party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with the best of pop, indie and hits. In the subsolo (basement), DJs Bete Artista, Schlaepfer, and Fl3hdisco, among others, will spin and VJ Juju Blade will provide visuals. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Jäger Daniel’s (Jägermeirster with Jack Daniel’s and Red Bull).
Fosfobox – 11:27PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$60
The Tekiller party returns to Teatro Odisséia in Lapa tonight. DJs Roberto Cruz, Fernando Taro, Thiago Halleck, Vitor Medina, Lariss Conforto, Lia Novello, Duri, Mario Mamede and Ingrid Grundig will spin during the event. There will be tequila, magarita, mojito, the BeerBONG of Desperados, the tequila BONG and Tekiller Bombs, the party’s signature drink made with tequila, Jägermeister and Red Bull. Additions attractions during the night will include tequilla battles, mosh competitions, limboshots, karaoke on the second stage from 11PM to 1AM and body shots with Anninha Wolf.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$25- R$35
Etc & Tao (Gávea)
Gávea’s chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) will host the Etc & Tao party tonight with DJs Mary Lou, Bernardo Malta, and Kako spinning throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 4PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Bang (Praça da Bandeira)
Tonight Porto Pirata will host th sixth edition of the Bang party. Resident DJs and guest, Godinho, will spin the best of rock, garage, mod, Brit pop, punk rock, power pop, new wave, post punk, and indie during the party. Entry is free throughout the night.
Porto Pirata – 11PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Cassiano and the Beija Flor Trio, Samba da Arruda, and Daniel Rolim (Centro)
Composer Daniel Rolim will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with his lively repetoire featuring the best of Brazilian rhythms. The group Samba da Arruda will follow at 11PM with the best of samba and beginning at 2:30AM, Cassiano and the Beija Flor Trio will play the best of forró until the sunrise on Saturday morning.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Leviano Rock Night (Lapa)
The Leviano Rock Night party returns to Leviano bar in Lapa tonight with bands Midnight Hour and Cântarus performing on the first floor and the band Johnny’s performing on the second floor. Additionally during the night, DJ Aílton Areas will spin during show intervals.
Leviano – 6PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)
Ana Costa and Breno Alves (Lapa)
Breno Alves will open the night at Carioca da Gema tonight at 9PM and singer Ana Costa will follow at 11PM. Costa is known for reinvigorating the sounds of old samba and will perform a lively repertoire, including songs from her 3rd album entitled, Hoje é o melhor lugar.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
BR-61 @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of blues music as the band BR-61 performs live tonight at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while rocking out, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10- R$20
Tudo é 10! @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
The Tudo é 10 party is back at Bar do B tonight with a special Beatles edition. Ten is the magic number, as always, with the entrance fee of R$10 all night long and and promotions that include two Budweisers for R$10, Smirnoff Ice, Red Bull, caipirinha, caipivodka, Cuba Libre, Gin Tonic, and Sweet Heat for R$10 each. Additionally, shots of cachaças, rum, Absolut, tequila, Cutty Sark, and Teacher’s Whisky will be R$10 each. DJs Laura Tardin, Priscila Dau, and Renato Jkbx will spin the best of the Beatles, The Smiths, David Bowie, Elvis, The Police, The Cure, The Who, Billy Idol and more throughout the night.
Bar do B – 11PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Since its opening in March, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike with its intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks. Promotions include two chopps for R$15.50.
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Tem Rock @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 will host the Tem Rock party. Bands G.R.A.Z.E. and Os Pardais will perform the best of the 80s including covers of The Cure, Kiss, Queen, Bon Jovi, Duran Duran, and Depeche Mode among others. Additionally, Anxtron will open the night with the best of instrumental progressive rock and DJ Theddy-O will spin during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 8:30PM and the shows will begin at 10:30PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$25
Ferro e Farinha (Catete)
With Neapolitan-style gourmet pizza finished off with unique toppings, Ferro e Farinha in Catete is a great place to drop in before heading out for a night on the town.
Ferro e Farinha – Wednesday through Saturday, 7PM to 11:30 PM, Sunday 6:30PM – 11PM (hours may be subject to change)
Rua Andrade Pertence 42D, Catete, RJ
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
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
This is the oldest pub in Rio and it’s well known for its live music and happy hour. This is also a place to watch live streaming sports, national and international.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. This is another great bar for watching live sports.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until 1AM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM to 4AM in the morning
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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