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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The most famous beach in the world, Copacabana Beach, is known for its annual Réveillon party. This beach party hosts two million people dressing in white spraying champagne under fifteen minutes of jaw dropping fireworks. Check for details on stage performances.


UltraPop (Ipanema)
UltraPop is now in the permanent programming of the Galeria Café in Ipanema. Because on Saturday no one has reason to stay home.
Galeria Café
Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250
Entrance: R$20 with Lista Amiga, R$38 without

Satisfaction Party (Centro)
On January 7, the first Saturday of 2012, opens the “Satisfaction.” A hedonistic party at least, the premise of the fruit SATISFACTION is shameless and without any restriction. The style is a true MMA musical in which pop and indie rock compete on the basis of beating your space on the track. Time of a knockout.
Gafieira Elite
Rua Frei Caneca, 4 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-3217 / 2447-6029 / 9511-0027
Entrance: R$15 with Lista Amiga, R$20 without

Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
One of the few joints in Rio with a spacious venue, niice jungle theme, three floors and a pool table. There is also another location in Lagoa so be sure to check them both out.
Nuth – 11PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008
Entrance: Not available at time of press

00 – Zero Zero (Gávea)
Kick off your Thursday night with a dose of relaxation at 00. This lounge like setting has a mixture of genres from electronic, house, and hiphop
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Not available at time of press


Six Premium (Lapa)
A large menu of high quality premium beverage is the newest attraction at Six Premium. Drinks with the sophistication of Rio’s most glamorous parties, all served free to the public of the newest and most exclusive party at Club Six.
Club Six – 10PM
Rua das Marrecas, 38 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2510.3230
Entrance: R$40 for Women, R$60 for Men, EFlyer discount available

Trilogia Carioca (Lapa)
The group, formed by singer Alexandre Guys, son of Erasmo Carlos, and the violin and cavaquinho Ceará and Simba, the play hits with Rio de Janeiro as the main theme. The repertoire of samba hits, samba-rock and MPB, with songs by Jorge Ben, Bibs, Backyards, Almir Guineto, Seu Jorge and Marisa Monte, with plenty of swing versions, and unreleased songs the band.
Café Cultural Sacrilégio – 10:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 81, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1461
Entrance: R$30

Sábado Hit (Lapa)
Saturdays at La Passion Lounge are special for the fans of house and hip hop. The attractions are the DJs Shark, Thais Leal, Max Trivela and resident Marcio Rocha.
La Passion – 10PM
Av. Augusto Severo, 200 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224.4263
Entrance: R$30 for Women, R$40 for Men

Samba de Esquina (Lapa)
Samba Corner brings the best of wheels Samba de Oswaldo Cruz and Madurai with a touch of Lapa.
Lapa Na Pressão – 8PM
R. Mem de Sá, 59 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507.0580
Entrance: R$20

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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
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Call for nightly prices

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: Not available at time of press

Barzin (Ipanema)
Enjoy a sunny morning on the beach. Then, meet friends for lunch, chat, have a beer cold and crackling with a good laugh. This is the lifestyle of Rio and inspired by Barzin and brings a new concept in the late afternoon and evening of Ipanema.
Rua Vinicius de Moraes 75, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Blue Agave’s (Copacabana)
Mexican bar with an open atmosphere where you can sit and check out all the people that pass by. This hot spot in Ipanema not only has some of Rio’s best cocktails, but has recently opened its doors in their second location in Copacabana!
Blue Agave
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Live music starting at 5:30 PM and nightly drink specials; Great lunch specials. Check their website for latest promotion.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

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