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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Botafogo Social Club is back and this time in true player fashion. Tonight the gang will be celebrating their four year anniversary, with each member of the original group together again for the first time in over two years.

Born on the beaches of Ipanema, The Botafogo Social Club consists of 5 gringo DJs, hailing from England and The United States. The gang found each other through similar musical interests and formed BSC, providing an array of events all over Rio with a unique musical sound. From hip hop to house, rare groove and funk, their eclectic nights have been supported by Elza Suares, the queen of Brazilian Soul and guest DJ and record fanatic Giles Peterson. The group returns to Alto Vidigal tonight.


Lançamento DVD Casuarina (Lapa)
The group Casuarina launches the release of their new DVD “Casuarina” which tells the musical story of the legendary bohemian neighborhood of Lapa, the downtown area of Rio.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220.5070
Entrance: R$30 for half tickets, R$60 for whole


Botafogo Social Club- 4 Years of Funk (Vidigal)
The Botafogo Social Club finally returns to Casa Alto Vidigal to celebrate their four year anniversary. Come celebrate with DJs Mike Frugaletti, Tee Cardaci, Doug Gray, Dementia and Jan Roldanus.
Casa Alto Vidigal – 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima, 2, Vidigal – Tel:(21)3322-3034
Entrance: R$20 with guestlist, R$30 without

Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
The biggest thing to hit the streets of Barra & Lagoa. Two locations with the same plan to make sure the night never ends. A mixture of house, hip hop, and pop, this nightclub is sure to light up the night.
Nuth – 11PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008
Entrance: R$50

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


No Anexo: Roda de Samba (Lapa)
Roda de Samba at one of the best, if not the best venues in Rio for Brazilian music and samba. Come get a true taste of the carioca culture.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35

Banda Signus + V-Trix (Lapa)
Banda Signus + V-Trix provide some of the best Brazilian music to dance to on Saturday nights at Lapa 40º in the heart of the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa.
Lapa 40º – 10PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30


Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas. For those summer days.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Free

Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise with a great local crowd. Known for its live music and happy hour.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers Guinness and the German brand Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

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