Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick Boate Miroir has stepped up as the Las Vegas-like club of Rio de Janeiro, catering to the elite of Rio. Situated on the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, this posh venue is owned by actor Luciano Szafir, which makes sense, seeing the a-list celebrity attendees that frequent the popular nightclub. The venue includes two floors, a large VIP area as well as a smoking room that oversees the Lagoon.
The musical programming is set in motion by some of Rio’s locals, including Carol Legally and Junior Campos. Expect to hear some more commercial classics and EDM hits and don’t forget to dress up. There is no shortage of beautiful people here, so you may want to dress to impress.
Cat Power (Lapa)
The American singer made a big impact with the release of her album Sun earning her global recognition and many fans in Brazil. Tonight she takes the stage to perform at Circo Voador.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Ana Carolina (Lapa)
Tonight one of Brazil’s brightest and most successful singers arrives at Fundição Progresso to sing the best hits of her career, which include songs from her nine albums and seven DVDs.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
A beautiful blend of amazing venue and killer sound. This hot spot is located in Lagoa, with amazing nighttime views, expect a night of high-class beats. Tonight will feature Nouvelle Troup with Mario Fischetti.
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa – Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: Starts at R$50
The evening begins with happy hour and full rhythm lounge. As the night progresses, DJs drop 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
Roda de Bamba (Lapa)
Roda de Bamba provides a classic tour of samba, with a repertoire that includes hits from Noel Rosa, Ataulfo Alves, Nelson Cavaquinho, Guilherme de Brito, Ismael Silva, Top Hat, Candle, Silas de Oliveira, among others.
Café Cultural Sacrilégio – 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 81, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1461
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 – 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas.
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 drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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
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