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

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – New Yorker DJ Brian Thomas, aka DJ Butter returns to Studio Line with Dirtyblackdisco, featuring Swedish DJ and producer HNNY and Gustavo MM & Felipe Mustache, aka Ajax. Warming the night up will be Eric Roden, Joca-San, Remo Trajano and Facchinwetti.

HNNY is mostly known (so far) for his house take on Mariah Carey’s “I want to know what love is” which was released on fellow Stockholm label Studio Barnhus last year. This will be his debut performance in Rio. DJs tonight will school the audience on classy deep house and disco music.


Dead Fish Toca “Afasia” na Integra (Lapa)
Hardcore band Dead Fish is back at Circo Voador to play their album Afasia in its entirety. Dead Fish is joined onstage by opening acts Confronto and Plastic Fire.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue

Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda e Go East Orkestar (Lapa)
Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda e Go East Orkestar are the only orchestras in Brazil specializing in music of the Balkans, located in the southeastern region of Europe.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue


Dirtyblackdisco- The Jazz Room (Botafogo)
New York transplant DJ Butter, aka Brian Thomas, bring back his new party Dirtyblackdisco with special Swedish guest HNNY and locals Ajax, consisting of Gustavo MM and Felipe Mustache.
Studio Line – 11PM
Rua Alvaro Ramos, 414, Botafogo
Entrance: R$35 with guest list, R$50 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

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


Batuque na Cozinha (Lapa)
Come get a taste of all things Brazilian as the best of samba, choro, and mpb are played at this Rio staple in Lapa.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35

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 – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a great unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. Very fun decor and vibe, this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães, 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: Check with venue

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

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