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


Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Run VDG returns for another special edition at the top of the Vidigal mountain. Tonight will feature three exceptional DJs playing on both digital and vinyl formats. Resident Mike Frugaletti welcomes guest DJs Vivi Seixas and Chris Rocha.

If you have not been to a party at Alto Vidigal, then you are definitely missing out. Outdoors and situated at the very top of the hill, you can see all of Rio while dancing to deep, techy house music. DJ Vivi Seixas, daughter of legendary rock star Raul Seixas will play her blend of funky tech house, along with vinyl only carioca DJ Chris Rocha, who specializes in house, tech house and techno and San Francisco transplant and RUN VDG resident Mike Frugaletti and his chunky, funky, deep house sound.

Jards Macalé (Lapa)
Jards Macalé will complete seventy years of performing on stage at Circo Voador. Come join this incredible artist as he plays his hits “Vapor Cheap,” “Hotel of the Stars” and “Little Secret” and much much more.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: TBD


Run VDG (Vidigal)
Electronic music will be presented in rare form tonight as three top notch DJs throw down on vinyl and cd at the very top of Vidigal at Casa Alto Vidigal. Resident DJ and San Francisco born Mike Frugaletti invites carioca DJs Vivian Seixas and Chris Rocha to the top of the hill for one of the best venues Rio has to offer, overseeing all of Rio while banging the beats till the wee morning hour.
Casa Alto Vidigal – 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima, 2 – Vidigal – Tel:(21) 3322-3034
Entrance: R$20 with guestlist, R$30 without

Stereo Zero (Gávea)
The evening begins with happy hour and full rhythm lounge. As the night progresses, DJs Cobra & José Roberto Mahr, and VJ Isa present new releases and classic remixes of indie rock, pop, new disco, club house and all the variations in between.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Check with venue

Arqueloo Beach Club (Copacabana)
Aqueloo Beach Club is the new summer sensation mounted inside the Forte de Copacabana. Enjoy an amazing day party filled with house music, beachside cabanas, drink specials, food and beautiful people. This special venue is literally on the beach, with an amazing sound system and DJs. Today will feature DJ Vivi Seixas and others.
Aqueloo Beach Club – 10AM
Praça Cel. Eugênio Franco, 1 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2521-1032
Entrance: Entrance: Check website

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


João Roberto Kelly (Lapa)
Composer and pianist João Roberto Kelly presents a night of mpb at Rio Scenairum, a unique and very popular venue in Rio for locals and tourists.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35

Banda Signus + V-Trix (Lapa)
Banda Signus + V-Trix provide some of the best Brazilian music to dance too 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


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

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

To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email:


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

six − three =