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

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – If you are reading this then chances are you have not been at blocos all day and are thinking of a more refined night, so put on your Saturday night dancing outfit and get to Zero Zero (00) for some funk, soul, club house and electro.


Bloco da Pracinha (Jardim Botânico)
Bloco da Pracinha – Noon
Praça Pio XI (Ciclovia) – Jardim Botânico

Banda Bandida (Copacabana)
Bloco Banda Bandida – 6PM
Rua Rodolfo Dantas, Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, Belfort Roxo, Barata Ribeiro, Rua Inhangá, Nossa Senhora de Copabana e Rodolfo Dantas – Copacabana

Vem Ni Mim Que Sou Facinha – Ensaio (Ipanema)
Bloco Vem Ni Mim Que Sou Facinha – Ensaio – 6PM
Rua dos Jangadeiros (in front of Zig Zag bar) – Ipanema


Paradiso (Botafogo)
Saturdays mean indie, pop, soul, electro, and rock with DJs Tito and Edinho.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$18 until midnight, after midnight R$18 after midnight for birthdays, R$20 with lista amiga or flyer, R$26 women, R$30 men

Stereozero (Gávea)
The night starts with some lounge and indie rock music, so people can get together, chat, and have dinner. Then moves to funk and soul, club house and electro, so you can dance all night long.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Avenida Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$40


Orquestra Voadora and Banda Dona Joana (Cinelândia)
A wildly clad ensemble with danceable music to rival their outfits.
Teatro Rival – 11:30PM
Rua Álvaro Alvim, 33/37, Cinelândia – Tel: (21) 2240-4469
Entrance: R$30-50

Velha Guarda de Vila Isabel (Lapa)
The old guard will give a heavy dose of samba classics from the Vila Isabel samba school, keeping the dance floor swaying all night.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35

Sururu na Roda (Lapa)
The group is one of the most popular samba rodas (circles) and was an integral part in the revitalization process of Lapa
Centro Cultural Carioca – 11:00PM
Rua do Teatro, 37 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
Entrance: R$25

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


Boteco Salvação (Botafogo)
Traditional boteco style with some extra finishing touches. A cozy atmosphere with nice TVs and pool tables upstairs.
Boteco Salvação – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 55, Botafogo – (21) 2226-9691 / 2539-0216
Entrance: Free

Mas Será o Benedito (Lapa)
Immense bar inside a beautifully decorated old mansion with two floors and even some pool tables. On the weekends expect a raucous crowd hungry for samba and pagode.
Mas Será o Benedito – 11PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 599, Lapa – (21) 2232-9000
Entrance: Check for nightly prices

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials and live music starting at 5:30PM every day. Make sure to check the web site for a feel of the place.
Balcony Bar – Open 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541-8381
Entrance: Free

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