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


Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Run VDG returns for another special edition at the top of the Vidigal mountain. Tonight will feature a Rio de Janeiro legend as he returns to the decks for a very special set.

If you have not been to a party at Alto Vidigal, then you are definitely missing out. Outdoors and situated at the very top of the hill, you can see all of Rio while dancing to pure house and techno. Resident DJs Mike Frugaletti and Mahara Belgrano heat things up for special guest Ricardo N.S.

Ricardo N.S. is a name that coincides with the DJ nightlife and underground movement in Rio de Janeiro. One of the most respected DJs of Rio, he helped shape and form the Rio night scene. Ricardo has a rap sheet a mile long of gigs played both nationally and internationally. Tonight will mark his return to the decks and the first appearance at Alto Vidigal. You do not want to miss this one.


Zélia Duncan (Lapa)
After her acclaimed debut in January in São Paulo, Zelia Duncan arrives onstage in Rio with her new show, All Savvy. Zelia will present songs from her latest CD, Zélia Itamar Assumpção Duncan Sing All Savvy.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$60


Run VDG (Vidigal)
Electronic music will be presented in rare form tonight with three top notch DJs at the very top of Vidigal at Casa Alto Vidigal. Rio icon Ricardo N.S. will make his debut appearance tonight at RUN VDG along with residents Mike Frugaletti and Mahara Belgrano.
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. 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: Check with venue

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


Dorina (Lapa)
Singer, broadcaster and samba specialist, Dorina has distinguished herself as a quality performer. Her repertoire is named after Dona Ivone Lara.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$40

Banda Sideways- Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Rock and Brazilian music tonight with Banda Sideways at the very fun Lapa Irish Bar. 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


Caroline Café (Lagoa)
The Caroline Cafe is the most well-known pub in Jardim Botânico, premised on the idea of merging modernity with casual chic. Located in the heart of Jardim Botânico, with beautiful sunsets at Dois Irmãos.
Caroline Café – 11AM
Rua J. J. Seabra 10, Jardim Botânico – Tel: (21) 2540-0705
Entrance: Free

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: 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 – 9AM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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