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

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Gustavo MM teams up with the Wobble Crew to start a night showcasing the up and coming sound of dubstep and electronic, called Malika. Producing a party for the people in the heart of Botafogo, this night should prove to be one to recover from.


Baia (Lapa)
Celebrating 30 years of Circo Voador and 20 years since his debut in Rio, Mauricio Baia returns to Lapa for a special show. The beginning of the night will feature his album “On Faith” which will be played in its entirety, followed by Bia’s live show featuring all his recent hits and some unreleased tunes. Get there early to hear this Brazilian favorite.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue


Malika (Botafogo)
The dubstep party Wobble teams up with local hero and long time Rio DJ Gustavo MM to bring you Malika at Comuna in Botafogo. This party will showcase the revelation of electronic / dubstep in Rio, with Gustavo MM and Filipe Mustache (Ajax) and Rodrigo S & the Wobble Crew holding down the beats.
Comuna – 11PM
Rua Sorocaba, 585, Botafogo- Tel:(21)3253-8797
Entrance: Check with venue

Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
One of the few venues in Rio with a spacious venue, nice jungle theme, three floors and a pool table. There is also another location in Lagoa so be sure to check them both out.
Nuth – 11PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008
Entrance: Check with venue

Stereo Zero (Gávea)
The evening begins with happy hour and full rhythm lounge. As the night progresses, DJs Cobra & José Roberto Mahr, and VJ Isa present new releases and classic remixes of indie rock, pop, new disco, club house and all the variations in between.
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


Gabriela Melin e Grupo Samboleô (Lapa)
This young singer is about to release her first CD with unpublished sambas by Arlindo Cruz, João Donato and Carlos Colla.
Mistura Carioca – 10PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 791, Lapa – Tel: (21) 7726-2206
Entrance: R$30

Samba do Carlinhos de Jesus (Lapa)
Samba do Carlinhos de Jesus opens the dance floor with the best music to dance to in Lapa.
Lapa 40º – 11:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30


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

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

Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a great unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. Very fun decor and vibe, this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Check with venue

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Cafe, featuring an array of American food from mac & cheese to sliders to eggs benedict Drink specials daily.
Gringo Cafe
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A – Ipanema
Entrance: Free

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