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

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Satisfaction Party returns to Casa Da Matriz to celebrate the new year once again. This time the group has been baiting the best DJs of their featured parties Popxrock City and they will provided a musical program ranging from pop to rock to headbangers and “Gangnam Stylers”.

This popular party is held at one of Rio’s oldest yet funnest late night venues, Casa Da Matriz in the heart of Botafogo. This house turned party venue has been around since the beginning of the late night scene here in Rio. The party has reached many on the dancefloor over the years, as there is a little something for everyone, featuring DJs Grazzia, Thiago Burgos, Senna, Newton and Djogo.

Gal Costa (Lapa)
Tonight, Gal Costa finally brings her highly praised show “Nook” to the stage at Circo Voador. This is the 13th album of her career with songs written by Caetano Veloso and co-production of Moreno, son of Caetano.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue

Natiruts (Lapa)
Natiruts returns to Rio from Brasília to play their reggae fused sound at Fundição Progresso. Purchase tickets early as they are a local favorite.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue


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

Satisfaction Party (Botafogo)
Satisfaction Party returns to Casa da Matriz with your favorite pop rock music mashups, featuring DJs Grazzia, Thiago Burgos, Senna, Newton and Djogo.
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

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


Ensaio da Mangueira (Mangueira)
Warm up for Carnival with one of the most popular samba schools in the city! Everyone is welcome to join in as long as they bring some positive attitude to the Quadra.
Quadra da Mangueira – 10PM
Rua Visconde de Niterói, 1072 – Mangueira – Tel (21) 2567-4637
Entrance: R$90

Ensaio Salgueiro (Mangueira)
If your heart doesn’t beat for Magueira, Salgueiro is another option if you want to enjoy Carnival before February.
Quadra do Salgueiro – 10PM
Rua Silva Telles, 104 – Andaraí – Tel 21 2238-9226 / 2238-0389
Entrance: R$110

Banda de Ipanema (Ipanema)
The Banda de Ipanamea bloco is usually the biggest of Carnival. Last year accumulating over 1 million people. This year should expect to be no different!
Rua Gomes Carneiro, Entre Prudente de Morais E Vieira Souto – Ipanema – 5:30PM until 9:30PM

Nem Muda Nem Sai de Cima (Tijuca)
This is a bloco formed by the community residents, with great help from the samba school Império da Tijuca Unidos da Tijuca and members of the region.
Rua Garibaldi X Avenida Maracanã– Tijuca – 6PM until 10PM


Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Blue Agave
Rua Aires Saldanha, 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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: Not available at time of press

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and just drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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