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

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Noon is back at Zero Zero, probably the only daytime open air party in Rio at the moment, providing a flurry of international DJs. This special edition will feature a true master of the craft, DJ and producer Luke Solomun from Classic Music Company. Over the years, Classic, run with partner Derrick Carter, has released some of the most memorable music to date. Expect top notch tunage, along with local favorite DJ Ricardo Estrela providing support.


A Festa Ploc 80´s (Lapa)
How about a blast from the past? A Festa Ploc 80’s combines attractions most requested by the public: Sergio Mallandro, Paquitas, Enemies of the King, Kathy, Marcelo Hayena, Banda Ploc 80’s, Dr. Silvana, Lost in the Jungle and Silvinho Blau Blau, and DJs LV Sun and Lady K. The public will also enjoy the distribution of gifts such as swords of He-Man, Rubik’s Cube and Pom-Poms.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533.0354
Entrance: Check with venue


Noon (Gávea)
Saturdays provide a great way to ease into the day or continue on from the night before with Noon at Zero Zero. The day party banger has played host to a number of out of town headliners. Today will be no different as Classic Music Company’s Luke Solomon graces the decks. A true leader of industry, with one of the best labels in dance music, don’t miss the rare appearance. Holding down the support is Ricardo Estrela from Tropical Beats.
00 – 4PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$35

Run VDG (Vidigal)
Alto Vidigal is back in action with their bi-monthly party Run VDG. This night will feature two of Rio’s favorite DJs Pedro Piu and Rafael RM2. Nothing says party like being on top of the Vidigal favela looking over all of Rio.
Casa Alto Vidigal – 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima, 2, Vidigal – Tel:(21)3322-3034
Entrance: R$20 with guestlist, R$30 without

Soul de Santa e Vinil é Arte convidam Feijão Coletivo (Botafogo)
This party is sure to be one for the books as musical expert DJs from the famed Soul de Santa parties and Vinil é Arte collective celebrate a double dose of music bliss. Vinil é Arte commemorate over 10 years of events and shows with Marcello MB Groove and DJ Tuta playing the best of Brazilian rare groove and vinyl selections along with the disco and funk from DJ Lucio White of Soul de Santa.
Teatro Rival Petrobrás – 11:30PM
R Álvaro Alvim, s/n Subsolo Cinelândia – Tel – (21) 2240-4469
Entrance: R$20 with guestlist, R$50 without

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


Claudinho Guimarães (Lapa)
Samba at its best as Claudinho Guimarães takes the stage at the popular Carioca da Gema, in the heart of Lapa. Expect a repertoire of classic Brazilian hits.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Samba na Véia (Lapa)
This group rescues samba and bossa from the 60s and 70s through to today with samba and rock sambalanço animating the track.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35


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

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