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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Modern classics, future classics, and a big bag of BCS specials in the the entirely rebuilt and reinforced (they simply couldn’t take it last time) Barzin in Ipanema.


Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
One of the few joints 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: Not available at time of press

00 – Zero Zero (Gávea)
Kick off your Saturday night with a dose of relaxation at 00. This lounge like setting has a mixture of genres from electronic, house, and hiphop
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Zozô (Urca)
The ambiance is right at this tucked away spot in Urca. Set at the bottom of Pão de Açúcar is this spacious laid back venue with fire batton jugglers at the entrance and indoor video games. With a mixture of house and hip hop, Zozô brings in the crowd.
Zozô – 10PM
Avenida Pasteur, 520 – Urca – Tel: (21) 2542-9665
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Classics BSC (Ipanema)
Modern classics, future classics, and a big bag of BSC specials in the pre-Crimbo, Frugaletti birthday throwdown.
Lage at Barzin
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 75 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809
Entrance: R$25 before midnight, R$35 after if on list, R$50 after if not on list


Galeria Café (Ipanema)
Saturdays at Galeria Café are a new and improved party every week! Check for resident DJs + guests, promoters and promotions on our virtual flyer!
Galeria Café – 10PM
Rua Teixeira Melo, 31 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Orquestra Republicana (Lapa)
The only joint in Lapa to give a whole night forró on this Saturday! A group of talented musicians originating from different groups of samba and choro city as Anjo da Lua, Tira Poeira, Garrafiera, and Choro na Feira.
Clube de Democráticos 10:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 91, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-4611
Entrance: R$25

Batuque na Cozinha (Lapa)
The group has the best samba root. The repertoire, João Nogueira, Clara Nunes, Alcyone, Benito di Paula Martinho da Vila, Jorge Aragon, Arlindo Cruz and Zeca Pagodinho, among others.
Café Cultural Sacrilégio – 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 81, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1461
Entrance: R$30

Sururu na Roda (Lapa)
Sururu na Roda is formed by Nilze Oak, Fabiano Salek, Sean Chapman, and newcomer Juliana Zanardi. The group is one of the most famous samba circles and was an integral part in the process of revitalization of Lapa, the bohemian icon of Rio de Janeiro.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 11PM
Rua do Teatro, 37 Centro – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
Entrance: R$25

Ponto da Bossa Nova (Copacabana)
On a lively street sprinkled with bars, Ponto da Bossa Nova is a cozy wood-lined space with a small outdoor patio that makes a peaceful spot during the day, and the jumpin’ scene you’re looking for at night. True to its name, there’s live bossa nova on Tuesday and Saturday nights.
Ponto da Bossa Nova
Rua Domingos Ferreira, 215, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2235-4616
Entrance: Not available at time of press

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Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials; Great lunch specials. Check their website for latest promotion.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
This classic American-Irish bar has live music every night as well a pool table, sports on the large screen TV and a good mix of locals and tourists. Expat joint, so leave the dictionary at home!
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 9:30PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: Check for nightly prices

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