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


Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Phauna Todos Reunidos returns once again for another edition at the top of the Vidigal mountain at the infamous Casa Alto Vidigal. Led by front man Chester Cave, the second edition in Vidigal is looking to be as successful as the first, which packed the house until the wee morning hours. On deck for the night is a slew of true househeads, ranging from the States to right in Rio.

Opening up the night are B-Side residnets Breaking Legs. The duo have been performing all over town are are sure to start things off right. Next up is Flavio Mancebo, one half of Housenation, who holds down residencies at Pacha and Privilege in Buzios. Taking over after that is RUN VDG resident and San Francisco transplant Mike Frugaletti, who has rocked his chunky funky house sounds from Rio and San Francisco to Europe and beyond. The night will be tied up with another resident transplant/carioca Chester Cave who has held down nights in Chicago, California and of course Rio. House music at its finest tonight.


Ponto de Equilíbrio (Lapa)
From the suburbs of Vila Isabel, Ponto de Equilíbrio performs tonight at Circo Voador. The group not only sings, but speaks the language of reggae, showing the best of Jamaican culture with a spice of Vila Isabel.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: TBD


Gala (Centro)
Gala at La Paz tonight in Lapa will pretty much meet all your musical needs no matter what generation or genre your into. Pop, hip hop, bass, trap, funk, rock, 70’s, 90’s, 80’s and more.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Phauna Todos Reunidos (Vidigal)
Phauna is back at Alto Vidigal for a night of house music bliss. The gang has come together with an assortment of DJs from various parties together under the stars and on top of the gorgeous Vidigal mountain. With a view to kill, this party is not to be missed.
Casa Alto Vidigal – 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Vidigal – Tel:(21) 3322-3034
Entrance: R$20 with guestlist, R$30 without

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


Claudinho Guimarães (Lapa)
Singer and songwriter Claudinho Guimarães is a well known name in mpb. He will be performing at Rio’s most beloved live music venues Rio Scenarium.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30 PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Banda Signus + Samba do Carlinhos (Lapa)
Banda Signus + Samba do Carlinhos 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


Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza bar serves excellent tapas style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite night-time locations.
Meza Bar – 9PM
Rua Capitão Salomão 69, Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
Entrance: R$15

Guacamole (Jardim Botânico)
Rio welcomes Guacamole with open arms. This festive Mexican restaurant represents Mexico with beautiful decor and a mariachi band which sings table-side, along with an array of tequila and drink specials.
Guacamole – 6PM
Rua Jardim Botânico 129, Jardim Botânico – Tel: (47) 3366-0311
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: 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 the night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlântica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a familiar environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. The pub attracts all kinds of people and offers live music, London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$20

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