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


Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Casa da Matriz gears up to rock the night away with Rockaway, the hit party that blares the best of rock and metal from the Sixties and Seventies up to today.

Rock has a place in the hearts of many, but tonight is also a great opportunity to revel in metal. Located at Casa da Matriz, one of Rio’s oldest and funnest venues, Rockaway will feature two floors of headbanging good times. DJs Polly, Grazzia, and Ivy are set to play decades of hits from psychedelic, punk, new wave, synth, grunge, metal and pop-rock. Upstairs DJs Arlei Hey Hey and Mayra Araújo command the floor with Eighties hits and classics.


Los Sebosos Postizos (Lapa)
Members of famed band Nação Zumbi came together to form Los Sebosos Postizos, in honor of Brazilian superstar Jorge Ben Jor. They will perform tonight at Circo Voador
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue


Rockaway (Botafogo)
Rockaway is back at Casa da Matriz, and the night plans on rocking the night away with a flurry of your favorite rock classics, featuring Aerosmith, A-Ha, Alice in Chains, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Bauhaus, the Beatles, Billy Idol, Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Bloc Party, Blondie,Cut Copy, David Bowie, Death Cab for Cutie, Depeche Mode, Devo, Duran Duran and much more.
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

Stereosound (Gávea)
Stereosound carries the torch on from their predecessors with house and disco music at the popular Gavea venue. Come enjoy a touch of class at this gorgeous indoor/ outdoor venue, featuring a stellar menu of drinks and food plus DJs and a killer sound system.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Check with venue

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


Sábado Swingueira (Lapa)
Beko do Maia is on stage tonight. Do Maia is the former drummer of Zeca Pagodinho, with a career of over twenty years. His varied repertoire appeals to an assortment of crowds and the public.
Sublime Relicário – 9PM
Rua Gomes Freire, 773 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-9824
Entrance: R$20

Jorginho do Império (Lapa)
Jorginho do Império performs various hits from his successful career tonight at Rio Scenarium, one of the best places in Rio for true Brazilian music and culture.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$40


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

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

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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