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

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The epic event Clubbing returns to Leviano in Lapa, bringing a Brazilian legend to the helm. DJ Luiz Pareto returns to Rio, after a long hiatus to rock the floor at one of the best electronic nights in Rio. Joined by local residents and another out of town guest, plus funk and soul downstairs, this second edition could possibly out do the first!


Agridoce (Lapa)
The band Agridoce represents the willingness to venture into different musical universes of work that is already known. Agridoce explores new textures, and new ways of composing with different instruments. It started so unpretentious, and that is something they want to hold onto.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue


Clubbing (Lapa)
Clubbing returns to Leviano in a big way. Featuring Brazilian legendary DJ Luiz Pareto. Back for an exclusive one night only performance, gear up for a night of musical bliss. Showing support, Brasilia based DJ Hopper joins the night for his first time in Rio. Also expect to hear from resident DJs Vivi Seixas and Mike Frugaletti.
Leviano – 10PM
Mem de Sá, 47- Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15

Arcade ON Fire! (Botafogo)
The Arcade catches fire again, this time featuring a “beat em up” theme with classics such as Double Dragon, Cadillacs & Dinosaurs and Streets Of Rage.! In addition you will hear the best of Rock ‘n Roll, Indie, Alternative, 80’s and 90’s with the maceteiros and apelões:
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

Medo e Delírio (Arpoador)
Pop and rock take over Studio RJ as DJs Edinho, Rapha Lima and Suzykill play the top hits from these popular genres. Expect to hear everything from Elvis, Lady Gaga, the Strokes to Los Hermanos and much more.
Studio RJ – 8:30PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$50 otherwise

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


Ana Costa (Lapa)
The pleasant revelation of the old samba, sing, talent, charm and warmth, songs from their 2nd album “New Target”, super praised by critics as “Beating Leg” (Ana Costa / George Cress) and more.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Toca Rauuul (Arpoador)
The popular carnaval bloco band Toca Rauul return to Studio RJ for a night of homage to the father of Brazilian rock ‘n roll, Raul Seixas. This popular group transforms classic Raul tunes into percussive style samba rhythms.
Studio RJ – 8:30PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$40 otherwise


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
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

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

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