Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the Fodasse High Society Crew will present the Fodasse High party at Top of Pestana in Copacabana. DJs Feio, Horroso, Jean Tranjan, Lucas Lopes, Larissa Busch, Flipe Mustache and Paulo Sattamini will spin, providing entertainment throughout the night.
Located on the rooftop of the Pestana Rio Atlântica hotel facing the famous Copacabana beach, The Top of Pestana venue offers a unique and sophisticated environment. The space previously hosted Rio Music Conference (RMC) events and was home to the BudHotel events during last year’s World Cup tournament.
Tonight Brazilian singer-songwriter Céu returns to Circo Voador in Lapa to launch her first DVD, Céu ao Vivo. She is well known for her songs “Malemolencia“, “Mil e uma noites de amor”, and “Comadi”, among others. Additionally during the night the Motoka party will take place with DJs Maurício Valladares, Marcelinho da Lua, and Calbuque spinning live.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80
Festa Neverland-Adventure Time Edition (Centro)
Celebrating the popular Cartoon Network series Adventure Time, Espaço Acústica will host the Festa Neverland (Neverland party), Hora de Adventura (Adventure Time) edition tonight. Finn and Jake will be on hand throughout the party distributing shots and hot dogs and DJs Bruno Ambrozi, Dave Avigdor, Nathalia Hinz, Thiago Burgos, and Matheus Marins will spin the best of pop, hip-hop, funk, Disney tunes, rock, trap, pop-punk, indie and more nostalgia songs that remind partygoers of their childhood during the night.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$25 – R$40
FODASSE HIGH (Copacabana)
Tonight the Fodasse High Society Crew will present the Fodasse High party at Top of Pestana, located on the rooftop of the Pestana Rio Atlântica hotel in Copacabana. DJs Feio, Horroso, Jean Tranjan, Lucas Lopes, Larissa Busch, Flipe Mustache and Paulo Sattamini will spin during the night.
Top of Pestana – 11PM
Avenida Atlântica 2964, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 97547-4075
I Love the 90s/I Love the 80s (Lapa)
The I Love the 90s and 80s parties are back at Teatro Odisséia in Lapa. Tonight the I Love the 90s stage will pay special tribute to the Backstreet Boys while the I Love the 80s stage will celebrate the best of Madonna. DJs Buba, Bgolls Incrível, Igor Boechat, and Bonhan will take to the decks on both stages to spin throughout the night.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$20 – R$35
Circuit Preparty and Wallpaper (Saúde)
Tonight The Week in Saúde will host the Wallpaper and Babylon parties with DJs Lydia Sanz, Gustavo Junior, Edu Quintas, and Flavio Lima spinning on the Babylon stage and DJs Felipe Mar, Thiago Araújo, Rapha Lima and Avena spinning on the Wallpaper stage. Additionally during the night, the “Baphônicas” will perform.
The Week – 11:59PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Fosfobox in Copacabana continues to celebrate its 11th aniversary tonight as the Recalcada party returns with the best of baile neo funk carioca, pop and gulity pleasures. DJs Doug Def, Matheus G, Jeff Oliveira, and Paula Queiroz will spin on the Favela and Asfalto stages throughout the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$40
Special DJ Birthday Party (Arpoador)
Tonight the popular CAVE club in Arpoador is hosting a special party in celebration of the birthdays of DJs Leo Janeiro and Nepal. In addition to their sets, DJs Pedro Piu, Mary Zander, and China will spin during the night.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$70
Tonight Casa da Matriz in Botafogo will host the Slota party, BumbumnaNuca edition. DJs Patrick Gomez, Fernando Henri, and Pinho will spin the best of samba, funk and pop on the #BumbumnaNuca stage while DJs Julie de Lima, Masdsolider, and Gabs de Almeida spin on the #FrangocomBatataDoce stage. Additionally during the night there will be a giant beerbong and drink promotions.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20- R$40
Good Times! (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Good Times! party tonight with DJs Jmarkz, Gottgtroy, Felipe Lustosa, and Bernando Sacramento spinning the best of EDM, funk, hip-hop and more.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 -R$40
Hip House (Lagoa)
The Hip House party returns to the Miroir club in Lagoa tonight with DJ Luciano Roffer spinning the best of hip-hop and house.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525
Entrance: See venue for details
Chamego Nordestino, Batuque na Cozinha, and Marcia Guedes (Centro)
Tonight singer and guitarist Marcia Guedes returns to start things off at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM. Guedes will perform the best of classic samba and bossa nova including her reinterpretations of the works of Chico Buarque, Gonzaguinha, Cartola, and Noel, among others. Following her performance, the group Batuque na Cozinha will play the best of samba, including works from their first album. Finally at 2:30AM, the group Chamego Nordestino will perform some of the best forró that can be heard anywhere in the city tonight.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM, 11PM, and 2:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Leviano Rock Night (Lapa)
It’s time once again for Leviano Rock Night at the Leviano Bar in Lapa. Tonight, bands Midnight Hour and Licor do Canavial will perfom on the first floor beginning at 9:30PM and on the second floor beginning at 1AM, Rodrigo Santos will perform. In between the great rock sets, DJs Márlio and Chicote will spin the best of pop, rock, electronic and hip-hop.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Ana Costa and Marina Iris (Lapa)
Tonight singer Marina Iris will start the night off at Carioca da Gema at 9:30 PM and singer Ana Costa will follow at 11:30PM. Costa is known for reinvigorating the sounds of old samba and will perform a lively repertoire, including songs from her 3rd album entitled, Today is the Best Place.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Made in Rock @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the very best in rock from the Rolling Stones, The Who, and Led Zeppelin to Pearl Jam and Guns’n’Roses, as the band Made in Rock performs live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. 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
Tem Rock @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 will host a new edition of Tem Rock. Bands Expresso Maestrina, Catrancos, and Barrancos with Artefato will perform the best of rock’n’roll, paying tribute to Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Cream and more. Additionally during the night, DJ Theddy-O will spin.
Saloon 79 – Bar opens at 8:30PM and the show 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 Sunday, 7PM to 11:30 PM (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
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
This is the oldest pub in Rio and it’s well known for its live music and happy hour.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
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 midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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