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 popular party that blares the best of rock and metal from the 60’s and 70’s all the way up to today.

With 2012 closing to a finish, there is no better way to kick of the beginning of the end. 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 80’s hits and classics.


Festival Slap 5 Anos (Lapa)
SLAP was created by the record label Som Livre, bringing to light some of the great young talent of new Brazilian music. To celebrate their 5 years of success, the festival will bring together some of the biggest names in the music scene today for unprecedented jam session.
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, 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 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

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


Batuque na Cozinha (Lapa)
Four years after releasing their first CD, “Smile for Samba”, acclaimed by audiences and critics, the group “Batuque na Cozinha” return to the music scene again with their live DVD, titled “Rise Brazil”.
Lapa 40º – 11:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30

Maracangalha (Lapa)
Maracangalha is a party dedicated to the best sounds of mpb, samba, samba-rock, soul, funk, forró, frevo and maracatu. Pretty much any Brazilian danceable style you can think of!
Clube dos Democráticos – 10M
Rua do Riachuelo 91/93, Lapa – Tel: (21) 8848-8889
Entrance: R$20


Banana Jack (Ipanema)
This bar specializes in entertainment, attractions and drink specials all night. Call nightly to check entertainment.
Banana Jack – 9PM
Rua Jangadeiros, 06 – Praça General Osório – Ipanema – (21) 2521-9055
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: Free

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