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


Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Stereosound takes off yet again tonight at the always chic and posh nightclub, lounge and restaurant Zero Zero (00) in Gavea. Tonight will be celebrating the birthday of Richard Lowndes Dale and will feature a hefty roster of DJs, including resident Johnny Gloves, and guests Rodrigo Raposa, Alberto Dias, Felippe Senna, Palomma, Lucas Lins and Schuback.

Zero Zero (00) is a unique venue in the sense that you can arrive early and eat from the fantastic dinner menu while socializing to some great sounds provided by live DJs. The venue then transforms into a nightclub, which features indoor and outdoor clubs. The inside dancefloor hosts an intense sound system with beautiful lighting and great decor.The outside patio is a popular hangout with its own bar and array of seating.


Plebe Rude (Lapa)
Plebe is a band formed in 1981 by Philippe Seabra, Gurje, Andre X and Jander Bilaphra. They earned popularity in the punk rock scene early on in 1982. They later went to São Paulo where they played with Ira! and then to Rio de Janeiro where they played with Paralamas do Sucesso and Legião Urbana.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$60


Pop ‘n Roll (Centro)
Espaço Acoustica is playing host tonight to Pop ‘n Roll, which will feature three levels of fun, funk and fanatics. The first floor will be playing pop, electropop and funk, while the second floor will bang out to rock and indie hits. The rooftop lounge is always a fun place to be as well. Drink specials, beautiful people, great music and a killer venue make up this Saturday night hot spot.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 02 e 04 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2222-7525
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$45 without

Stereosound (Gávea)
Stereosound has gained much respect as a solid Saturday night house party, featuring DJs Johnny Glove, Rodrigo Raposa, Alberto Dias, Felippe Senna, Palomma, Lucas Lins and Schuback.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$40 and up

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


Barzinho Bar (Lapa)
Barzinho Bar is the newest addition to the collection of great venues from owner Rodrigo Pena who also owns Meza Bar in Humaita. Special guest DJs will be laying down your favorite Brazilian tunes.
Barzinho – 11:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio , 170 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
Entrance: R$30 after 10PM

Banda Signus + V-Trix (Lapa)
Banda Signus + V-Trix provide some of the best Brazilian music to dance to on Saturday nights at Lapa 40º.
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 with a great local crowd. This venue is 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
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

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Cafe, featuring all things great about America, including beer, food and atmosphere. Enjoy mac n cheese, sliders, Heineken and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A – Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

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