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


Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Rio de Janeiro is in for a special treat as American DJ and legend DJ Nu-Mark makes a rare appearance at Studio RJ, one of Rio’s top live music venues.

Known for his famous cuts and chops with globally known Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark has set the world on fire with his incredible sets. Despite being one of the top DJs of American hip-hop, there are no noise barriers with his sets, which range from rap to rock, funk, soul, reggae, afrobeat, electronic, Latin, and even Brazilian. Record collector and renowned producer, in 2012, Nu-Mark released his first solo album, the highly praised, Broken Sunlights, which features guest appearances from the likes of Aloe Blacc, Charles Bradley, Quantic, A-Skillz and many others.


Otto (Lapa)
Otto returns to Circo Voador to promote his latest album, The Moon 1111. His new works are influenced by Guy Montag, a character from “Fahrenheit 451.” The album is reminiscent of Pink Floyd with some psychedelia, but still maintains the flare of Brazilian music.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$60


DJ Numark (Arpoador)
World famous Jurassic 5 DJ Nu-makr or Uncle Nu appears tonight at Studio RJ. This DJ supreme will be joined by DJ Tamenpi, Bobby Brazuka, and the Ambassodors. You do not want to miss this one!
Studio RJ – 10PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$35 with guest list, R$60 otherwise

Miroir (Lagoa)
A beautiful blend of an amazing venue and a killer sound. This hot spot is located in Lagoa, with amazing nighttime views, expect a night of high class beats.
Miroir– 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa – Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: Starts at R$50

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


Chorinho com Cordas Douradas (Lapa)
Beginning in the humble homes of a few friends, Chorinho com Cordas Douradas has grown into a steady sound in the musical scene of choro, featuring styles similar to Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim, Ernesto Nazareth, Waldir Azevedo and more.
Rio Scenarium – 9PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$40

Banda Signus + V-Trix (Lapa)
Banda Signus + V-Trix provide some of the best Brazilian music to dance to on Saturday nights at Lapa 40º in the heart of the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa.
Lapa 40º – 10PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30


Shenanigan’s Irish Pub and Sports Bar (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, sports games on TV, darts and the only pool table in Ipanema. Catch the Brazil vs. Italy Confed Cup game here!
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 (Sun-Wed), R$25 (Thur-Sat) after 8PM

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

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

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margaritas — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana. Here you can also catch the Brazil vs. Italy Confed Cup game!
Blue Agave
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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 Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger. Here you can catch the Brazil vs. Italy Confed Cup game, this one will surely make the city rumble!
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

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