Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Soul de Santa is no doubt the spot to be at on Saturday night. Creator of Soul de Santa Lucio K, formed this party based on the mashup culture, blending and subverting pop culture. Hosted on a beautiful mountainside of Santa Tereza, expect an unforgettable performance of live mashups, Brazilian classics and afrobeat.
Festa Xarpi com Emicida (Lapa)
One of the biggest celebrations of hip hop and black music of Brazil, Xarpi returns to the Circo Voador with special guest rapper EMICIDA. With support from MC Leonel, DJs Bê Ryder-Jones and D, and Donnie Jay.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Contact Venue
Criole, BNegao and Os Selectores da Frequencia (Lapa)
Come enjoy some legends of Brazil with an explosive mixture of hip-hop, Jamaican Music, Jazz, Samba, Soul, Funk Carioca, Afrobeat and rock.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Contact Venue
BreakDown – 3ª Edição – Com DJ Anne Louise (BA) (Ipanema)
The party Breakdown provides a new option for House lovers. Bringing well known DJs on the circuit. Rocking out at Galeria Cafe in Ipanema, resident DJ Stephanie Carvalho welcomes guest DJ Anne Louisa.
Galeria Café – 11PM
Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250
Entrance: starts at R$28
This party was named after the very first pioneers of electronic music, Kraftwerk, meaning highway to the future, linking electronic pop and rock to the forefront. Get down to this special Depeche Mode & Lady tron edition.
Pista 3 – 11PM
Rua São João Batista, 14, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$15 with guestlist until midnight, R$25 after midnight
Sururu na Roda (Lapa)
The group is one of the most popular samba circles and was an integral part in the process of revitalization of Lapa, the iconic bohemian neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 11PM
Rua do Teatro, 37, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
Soul de Santa (Lapa)
Creator of Soul de Santa Lucio K, formed this party based on the mashup culture, blending and subverting pop culture. Hosted on a beautiful mountainside of Santa Tereza, expect an unforgettable performance of live mashups, Brazilian classics and afrobeat.
Casa Alta– 10:30 PM
Rua Joaquim Murtinho, 654 – Tel: (21) 2507-6431
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Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Blue Agave – 12PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise and 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: Not available at time of press
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials and live music starting at 5:30 PM every day. Make sure to check the web site for a feel of the place.
Balcony Bar – Open 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541-8381
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