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

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – La Folie is back with Quadra, featuring the best of local DJ talent and a revelation of tech house music, producer and DJ Ray Okpara.


Marcelo Jeneci (Lapa)
Composer, singer and instrumentalist Marcelo Jeneci retunrs to Circo Voador with a repertoire of songs dedicated to Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos. On stage, Jeneci will be joined by his band formed by Laura Lavieri (voice and piano), Reggie Daniels (bass), Estevan Sinkovitz (guitar), John Erbetta (guitar) and Richard Ribeiro (drums).
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue

Arraiá do Banga (Lapa)
Fundicao Progresso presents Arraiá do Banga, a special Festa Junina themed party with all your favorite food, drinks and music. A special treat for fight fans, they will be broadcasting the live feed of the Anderson Silva fight during the party.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue


Quadra (Centro)
Quadra returns to Rio with a special show featuring one of Europe’s hottest tech house producers, Ray Okpara. Hot of an international tour around the world, Ray Okpara makes his Rio debut. Offering support is local talent, Felipe Fella, Rocker, Toucan and Pedro Mezzonato.
Quadra – 11PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 145, Centro/Gamboa
Entrance: R$30 with gustlist, R$50 without

Stereo Zero (Gávea)
Kick off your Saturday night with a dose of class at 00. DJs Cobra and José Roberto Mahr, along with VJ Isa present new disco and house at this long running Saturday night party.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30

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


Beer Night (Lapa)
What goes best with Saturday night? Beer. With that said, it would serve you best to drop by the Lapa Cafe and experience one of their tasting nights, where they have over 400 different brands available for tasting. Once you have tried a decent amount, stumble on over to their live music stage for some local love.
Lapa Cafe – 8PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 457 – Centro – Tel: (21) 3971-6812
Entrance: R$20

Sururu na Roda (Lapa)
The group is one of the most popular samba circles in Rio and was an integral part in the revitalization of Lapa, the iconic bohemian neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 11:30PM
Rua do Teatro, 37 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
Entrance: R$25


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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