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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Lapa Cafe will be presenting local bands while patrons get a taste of the featured beers for the Beer Night Special! With over 400 different beers to try, walking out of this place could be tricky!


Cachorro Grande (Lapa)
Cachorro Grande is releasing their new album “Baixo Augusta” at Circo Voador. Following inspirations from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the new album represents a timeline of rock for this up and coming band.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue

Jotaquest (Lapa)
You do not want to miss this special performance by one of Brazil’s most famous and loved bands, Jotaquest. They will perform for only one night only at the legendary Fundicao Progresso.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220.5070
Entrance: Check with venue


Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
This chic Barra location is never dull. With 3 floors of beautiful decor, spacious dancefloors, pooltables and an incredible food menu, its hard to go wrong here. 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: Check with venue

Stereo Zero (Gávea)
DJs Cobra and José Roberto Mahr, along with VJ Isa are back at this weekly staple at Zero Zero. Expect the best in house and funk, while enjoying the cool ambience of this unique venue.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 with guestlist, R$40 without

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


Beer Night Special (Lapa)
Tonight features the special tasting of the variety of beers at the Lapa Cafe. Local bands rock out in style, while guests enjoy the variety of over 400 beers at this hot house of fun.
Lapa Cafe – 10PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 457 – Centro – Tel: (21) 3971-6812
Entrance: R$25

Ana Costa (Lapa)
Ana Costa, the pleasant revelation of the old samba, sing, talent, charm and warmth, songs from their 2nd album “New Target”, super praised by critics as “Beating Leg” (Ana Costa / George Cress) and more.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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

Mud Bug (Copacabana)
With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug providing a great selection of beers and a menu as well. There isn’t much missing from this American style staple. Also expect to hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock from time to time.
Mud Bug
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

Si Senor (Leblon)
This new Mexican restaurant and bar has finally opened its doors in Rio. With an exciting menu of classic Tex-Mex dishes and drinks, Si Senor may put the picante back your life. With success already in Sao Paulo, the new Leblon location is already started a buzz throughout Rio.
Si Senor – 5PM
Rua General San Martin 1011, Leblon – Tel:(21) 2249-2161
Entrance: Free

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