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


Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Arcade on Fire! is finally back at the Humaitá hot spot Casa da Matriz. Dedicated to the love of gaming and pop culture, Arcade on Fire! will showcase a mixture of digital bits and musical trips! The first floor will house actual fighting video games, where contestants can compete for tequila and Absolute shots. This floor will also feature residents Thiago Halleck and Fernando Taro playing a variety of tunage from the 80s and 90s, ranging from rock to indie.

On the second floor get your SuperNintendo game face on and be ready to dance to DJs Krito and Laura Tardin. Specialty drinks pay homage to the ladies of video games, including Chun Li, Lara Croft, Sonya Blade and Princess Peach.

Leoni (Lapa)
Leoni is appearing tonight at Circo Voador and will include not only his unique musical sound and deep rooted political and world changing issues, such as consumerism, individualism, solidarity, digital addiction, prejudice and the various forms of love.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$60


Arcade ON Fire! (Botafogo)
Arcade on Fire! is back and badder than ever. Tonights digital onslaught of music and gaming collide with girls vs. fighting games, paying homage to the ladies of the world of games and to the ladies of rock!
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without

Stereosound (Gávea)
00 is kicking on a new program on Saturday nights featuring DJs Nana Torres, Dri.k and Marie Bouret playing house and tech house. This fancy indoor/ outdoor venue serves amazing dishes along with top notch drinks.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Check with venue

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


Rodrigo Botter Maio & Jazz Via Brasil Group (Centro)
Saxophonist and composer Rodrigo Botter Maio resides in Switzerland and is an important representative of Brazilian music there. Tonight he will peform with Via Brazil Jazz Group, with whom he has recorded five CDs.
Santo Scenarium – 9:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36- Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Entrance: R$12

Gafieira Signus + Banda N.V. (Lapa)
Gafieira Signus + Banda N.V. 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


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

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