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


Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – After a successful first edition in December, the Marley block party devotees return to Leviano for another Positive Vibrations party, completely dedicated to the best of reggae and pop rock. The night will be full of great music, good, positive energy and killer vibes. The super power trio Johnny’s Rio Band opens the night playing the best pop, rock, brazuca and international hits on the first floor to get the crowd moving, with songs from Maroon 5, The Police, Beatles, Natiruts, O Rappa, and many more.

Upstairs, the Devotos de Marley bloco crew that blew away folks during last years Carnaval return for their interpretations of all classic Bob Marley, mixed up with the various musical stylings of samba, funk, xote, baião, ragga and marchinha.


Natiruts (Lapa)
Natiruts is one of Brazil’s most beloved reggae bands from Brasilia. They perform tonight at Fundição Progresso for the special summer sessions. Arrive early as the show is guaranteed to sell out.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$80


Rio Sunset Lounge (Santa Teresa)
What better way to enjoy Rio’s beautiful scenery and weather than a funky outdoor day party with soul, disco, house, jazz, trip hop and more with DJs Luizinho Ramos and Fábio Maia.
Rio Forest Hostel – 3PM
Rua Joaquim Murtinho 517, Santa Teresa – Tel: (21) 3563-1020
Entrance: R$10 before 4PM, R$20 after

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: Check with venue

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


Festa Positive Vibrations (Lapa)
The samba bloco party Positive Vibrations, dedicated to the best of reggae and pop rock, return to Leviano for a night of great music, positive energy and good vibes.
Leviano – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20- R$30

Ana Costa (Lapa)
Ana Costa is a revelation of the old samba, with her voice, talent, charm and warmth, Ana performs songs from her album “New Target”, praised by critics as a “soul of samba”.
Lapa 40º – 10PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30


Pub Escondido (Copacabana)
If beer and burgers are your thing, then you really must not miss Pub Escondido. With a funky modern decor and impeccably strong beer menu, there are only good times to be had. Delicious burgers and many other menu items also available.
Pub Escondido– 9PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 98 Loja A, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2522-9800
Entrance: Free

Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas. For those summer days.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
Rua Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2239-1542
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

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
Av. 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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