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


Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – RUN VDG is back for their first event of the new year at Casa Alto Vidigal, on the very top of the Vidigal mountain. The open air venue has undergone a slew of changes over recent months and now stands bigger and badder than ever before. With an extended dance floor, two extra levels, plus a new sound system, lighting, bar area and even and a snazzy new deck, Alto Vidigal is one of Rio’s premiere party venues.

Resident DJ and San Francisco transplant Mike Frugaletti welcomes two international DJs to RUN tonight. Swiss DJ and producer Agnès is known for his usual deep, dubbed-out minimal techno productions and likes to explore house-influenced rhythms and textures. Agnès runs the Geneva-based label Sthlmaudio Recording. Eddie Leader, from England, was first known as part of the trio Slum Science. He has tracks released on Robsoul, Plastic City and his own imprint Hudd Traxx. The music tonight will be a special taste of diverse electronica like Rio hasn’t see before.


Gal Costa (Lapa)
Gal Costa peforms tonight at Circo Voador to commemorate her new album done with partner Caetano Veloso and Morena. Gal will also be accompanied on stage by Domenico Lancellotti on drums and MPC, Pedro Baby on electric and acoustic guitar and Bruno Di Lullo on bass. They will be mixing up electronic sounds with mpb.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$60- R$120


Run VDG (Vidigal)
Alto Vidigal is back in action with Run VDG. If you have not been to a party at Alto Vidigal, then you are missing something special, no doubt the best view that Rio has to offer, overlooking the beaches of Leblon, Ipanama, the Lagoa all the way to Niteroi. Tonight resident Mike Frugaletti welcomes Swiss DJ and producer Agnes and British DJ and producer Eddie Leader.
Casa Alto Vidigal – 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima, 2, Vidigal – Tel:(21)3322-3034
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without

Heineken Summer Stage (Gávea)
The Heineken Summer Stage is hitting all the major spots across Brazil in celebration of summer time in Brazil. Tonight 00 is the setting and DJ Jose Roberto Mahr will be mixing up disco, indo and electro house.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$50

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


Toque de Arte (Lapa)
Toque de Arte mixes classic samba hits from different generations. Perfect music for the perfect dance floor. Enjoy music, dancing, drinks and food at Rio Scenarium.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35

Banda Signus + Joao Gabriel (Lapa)
Banda Signus + V-Trix provide some of the best Brazilian music to dance too on Saturday nights at Lapa 40º in the heart of the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa.
Lapa 40º – 10PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30


Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza bar serves excellent tapas style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite nightime location.
Meza Bar – 9PM
R. Capitão Salomão 69, Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
Entrance: R$15

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

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new 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 – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a familiar environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. The pub attracts all kinds of people and offers live music, London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$20

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