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


Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Festa BASE returns to Espaço Acoustica for their fifth edition. This powerhouse party unites the best of two worlds to provide an unbeatable experience for music lovers alike. Residents Bernardo Campos and Felipe Fella welcome DJ Angelo Fracalanza from Sao Paulo and Niteroi DJ duo, Luthier in the house room. Hip hop residents Ambassadors and DJ Saraiva welcome DJ DJ Pathy Dejesus and Leo Motto to their dancefloor.

The venue is unique to Rio, featuring two dancefloors and a rooftop lounge. Being a special night for the BASE gang, expect a handful of giveaways, amazing visuals and many other surprises. Arrive early, because this party is sure to fill up.


Caetano Veloso (Lapa)
Superstar singer and composer Caetano Veloso returns to Circo Voador for another performance of his new tour Abraçaço. Caetano Veloso first became known for his participation in the Brazilian musical movement, Tropicalismo, which encompassed theatre, poetry and music in the 1960’s, during the Brazilian military dictatorship. He has remained a constant creative influence and best-selling performing artist and composer ever since.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Tickets range from R$50 to R$100


BASE (Centro)
Festa BASE is now in its fifth season, combining the musical fortitude of house and hip hop. Featuring some of Rio’s top talent, the crew also welcomes Angelo Fracalanza from Sao Paulo and Niteroi’s Luthier in the house room. Funkin up the hip hop room will be Rio residents and guests Pathy Dejesus from Sao Paulo and Leo Motta from Urcasônica.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 02 e 04 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2222-7525
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$40 without

Stereosound (Gávea)
Stereosound carries the torch on from their predecessors with house and disco music at the popular Gavea venue. Come enjoy a touch of class at this gorgeous indoor/ outdoor venue, featuring a stellar menu of drinks and food plus DJs and a killer sound system.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$50

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


Sururu na Roda (Lapa)
Sururu na Roda will be performing their classic samba sounds at Centro Cultural Carioca. The group will play a number of tunes that made Lapa such a well known center for samba music.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 11PM
Rua do Teatro, 37 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
Entrance: R$25

Ana Costa (Lapa)
Ana Costa is a revelation of the old samba, with her voice, talent, charm and warmth, Ana performs songs from her album “New Target”, praised by critics as a “soul of samba”.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in cachaça and different drinks, including the Brazilian classic caipifrutas and caipirinhas, plus a full menu of traditional Brazilian cuisine.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
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

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and just 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.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

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