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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight there is a battle of the ages in Botafogo at the classic Rio venue, Casa da Matriz. Bruna is the New Black returns for an edgy rocker special edition, featuring a classic rock battle between the U.S. and the UK.

Bruna is the New Black was created in most part to pay homage to the classic songs that survive the test of time. Music today doesn’t seem to carry on or have the same impact it did in the early eighties and nineties. Today you will be reminded of those hits. The set features hits from Oasis, Blur, The Who, Pink Floyd, Sued, Pulp, The Kinks, and The Beatles vs. hits from Nirvana, The Foo Fighters, The Offspring, The Ramones, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Jimmi Hendrix, Janis Joplin,The White Stripes and more.


Outside Party – 6 Anos (Lapa)
From such humble beginnings in the corridors of a mall in Barra da Tijuca, to the stage of Circo Voador six years later, Outside Party is here to celebrate their years of success. Special DJs and drink specials plus lots more at the best live venue in Lapa.
Circo Voador – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$70


Pop ‘n Roll (Centro)
Pop ‘n Roll is popping off tonight at the epic three-floored Escpaço Acoustica. Tonight’s special theme is cinematography and will feature a free photo booth for patrons, DJs playing pop, funk, electro, rock, indie, and various hits, plus an array of movies, 3D attractions, popcorn, shots, and much more.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 02 e 04 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2222-7525
Entrance: R$25 guest list until midnight, R$30 guest list until 1AM, R$35 without

Bruna is the New Black- Rocker- U.S. vs. U.K. (Botafogo)
Bruna is the New Black returns with their nostalgic nights of hits ranging from the Nineies to the present. Tonight’s Rocker edition will host a battle of classic rock, featuring the U.S. hits versus the best of the UK.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without

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


Batuque na Cozinha (Lapa)
The samba group, which follows the pattern of the original samba rhythms, includes a repertoire that ranges from Santa Rosa to Zeca Pagodinho.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$40

Gafieira Signus & Fato Consumado (Lapa)
Gafieira Signus welcomes special guests Fato Consumado for some great Brazilian music to dance to on Saturday nights at Lapa 40º in the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa. Also enjoy a wide variety of specialty and imported beers.
Lapa 40º – 10PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30


Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza bar serves excellent tapas-style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite nighttime location.
Meza Bar – 9PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 69 – Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
Entrance: R$15

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: Not available at time of press

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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