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

FanatkaSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Centro’s Espaço Acústica will host the Fanatka event. This edition of the popular party will celebrate the music of the Artic Monkeys and Rihanna, with DJs throwing down the best in rock and pop on two stages.

DJs Felipe Malfoy, Vitor Medina and Bruna Borges will spin the best of rock, indie rock, 90s and 00s rock, alternative rock, synthrock and pop rock on the first stage, with bands Sollarium and Amálgama also playing there live.

On the second stage, DJs Felipe Malfoy, Bernando Saab, Marcelo Haubrich and Vino will spin the best of pop, hip hop, 90s and 00s pop, snythpop and indie pop.

Additionally there will be welcome shots for the first hundred people to arrive, shots of tequila distributed throughout the night and the promotion of dose dupla (two for one) Budweiser for R$10 until sunrise.


College Rock Party-College Rock Point (Laranjeiras)
Tonight it’s time for the August edition the College Rock Party. Themed, the College Rock Point, the event will again take place at Bar do B in Laranjeiras. Beach Combers, with guests Luiz Lopez and Greco Blue will perform live. Additionally videos from The Beatles and Ramones will be projected on the venue’s screen as guest DJ Thiago Halleck spins during the night. Promotions will include dose dupla (two for one) Smirnoff Ice until 12AM.
Bar do B – 11PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 9323-1792
Entrance: R$10-R$30

Titãs (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Circo Voador, Brazilian band Titãs will launch their latest album, entitled, Nheengatu. Going strong for over thrity-two years, Titãs are a well known and loved Brazilain rock band.
Circo Voador– 8PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50-R$100


NIGGΔ HIGH AS SH!T(Copacabana)
Tonight the NIGGΔ HIGH AS SH!T party returns to Copacabana’s Fofosbox with DJs Dorly, Doug Def, Julie and Fernando Henri spinning rap and trap.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Fanatka (Centro)
Tonight Centro’s Espaço Acústica will host the Fanatka event with multiple DJs on two stages celebrating all things rock and pop. Additionally, bands Sollarium and Amálgama will perform live during the event.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, 2, Centro– (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Noon (Gávea)
Beginnig at 6PM tonight, it’s time again for the Noon party at Gávea’s chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero). DJs Paul Manzon, Glen, Wildkats, and Matera will spin and Hadron will provide visuals during the party.
00 – 6PM
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Tonight, Lagoa’s Praia Club celebrates the beginning of a new semester of college as it hosts the OFF COLLEGE party. DJs Tucho, Zuim, John Ferrys and Wally will spin the best of baile, house and more.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Cave All In (Copacabana)
The Cave All In party returns to Copacabana’s popular venue Cave tonight. DJs Bernardo Campos, Nana Torres and Nobru will spin.
Cave– 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30-R$40

Dance Floor (Glória)
La Passion Club in Glória will host the Dance Floor event again tonight with DJs Rodrigo Mattos and Roger Lyra spinning house, hip hop and various beats. There will be an open bar until 12:30AM with beer, Sex on the Beach, Caipirinha, and water. Additionally, beers, tequilia, Sex on the Beach and Vodka Nacional will be dose dupla (two for one) all night long.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$20-R$50

Vozes Soturnas/Gloomy Voices (Praça da Bandeira)
Tonight Porto Pirata hosts the Vozes Soturnas (Gloomy Voices) party, celebrating darker music and poetry. Poets Romulo Narducci, Henrique Santos, Carlos Orfeu and guest will recite, while DJs Marcelo Riot, Thamy Maldita, Nosfë, and Akira Shibari will follow, spinning coldwave, deathrock, darkwave, new wave, post punk, gothic rock, new age, ethereal, synth and minimal wave. Entry to the event is free.
Porto Pirata – 11PM
Rua Lopes de Souza, 24, Praça da Bandeira– (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: Free

TBA (Lagoa)
DJs will spin best of EDM and house at the posh Lagoa venue Miroir tonight.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

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


Ana Costa and Nina Rosa (Lapa)
Singer Nina Rosa starts the night off at 9:30PM at Lapa’s Carioca de Gema 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
Entrance: R$30

Pédaladeira, Aninha Portal and Bebadosamba (Centro)
The group Bebadosamba will start things off again tonight at Rio Scenarium at 8PM and Aninha Portal will follow at 11PM. The group Pédaladeira will then perform again from 2:30AM until sunrise for the Forró na Madrugada segment of the night.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40

Festa Eclipse (Lapa)
Tonight in Lapa, it’s time for the Eclipse party at Leviano bar. Bands Licor do Canavial and Palácio Moderno will play pop and international and national rock on the first floor and band Vintage Beer will play classic rock, soul and pop rock on the second floor. DJs Márlio and Ailton Areas will also spin between sets.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30


ANESTHESIA – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight the band ANESTHESIA will pay tribute to Metallica, playing their hits live at Lapa Irish Pub. Located beside Lapa’s famous Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches), this pub is known to draw a fun and energetic crowd and tonight should be no exception. They offer a wide selection of quality imported beers and the decor, with its welcoming and familiar feel, makes it a great place to drink them in while enjoying some quality live music.
Lapa Irish Pub – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10- R$20

Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. The fun indoor decor creates a great vibe and this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20

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
Entrance: Free

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
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place
for food and drinks to kick off the night.
Restaurante Mab’s – Monday -Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday – Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email:


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

5 × 3 =