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


Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Check out Barzinho, a cozy hangout with colorful and chic decor, conveniently located in the heart of Lapa, making it an ideal place to meet for a few beers after work to wind down or kick off the night. Barzinho was opened by Fabio Batistella and Rodrigo Pena, who also run popular Meza bar and lounge in Humaitá. Any fans of the latter should definitely try the new venue.

Enjoy their tasty menu, which features classic petisco snacks with a new twist, such as fried chicken coated with parmesan accompanied by catupiry cream cheese. Or you can chill-out with a well-earned beer or caipirinha after a tiring work day, while checking out their arty decorations.


Gambiarra Festa (Lapa)
A Gambiarra Festa arrives at Fundição Progresso from Sao Paulo for their monthly shindig featuring electronic music from both local and international DJs. Tonight’s guest is DJ Marcella Rica alongside residents Miro Rizzo and Taiguara Chagas.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220.5070
Entrance: R$33 for general tickets, R$66 for VIP tickets


Dance or Die (Arpoador)
DJ Felipe Senna, aka Senne, brings his edm dance party to Studio RJ, where he will play his new release with partner and singer/ songwriter Paty Call. The past three editions have been sold out, so be sure to arrive early.
Studio RJ – 8:30PM
Av. Vieira Souto 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$70 for men, R$50 for women

Lob Sunset Colors (Leme)
The daytime, early evening party Sunset Colors returns with non other than Rio favorite DJ Gustavo Tata playing his impeccable blend of house, disco and tech. Right on the beach and facing the sun as it sets, this is a sight to be seen and heard!
Espaço Ox – 6PM
Avenida Atlântica, s/n, Quiosques 09 e 10, Leme – Tel: (21) 2275-0023
Entrance: R$40- R$80

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. Special guest DJs play a mix of mashups and Brazilian hits.
Barzinho – 11:30PM
Rua do Lavradio , 170 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
Entrance: R$30

Claudinho Guimarães (Lapa)
Singer and songwriter Claudinho Guimarães performs tonight at Carioca Da Gema in the heart of Lapa, the bohemian downtown neighborhood of Rio de Janerio.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Guacamole (Jardim Botanico)
Rio welcomes Guacamole with open arms. This festive Mexican restaurant represents Mexico with a beautiful decor and a mariachi band who sings table-side, along with an array of tequila and drink specials.
Guacamole – 6:00PM
Rua Jardim Botânico 129, Jardim Botanico – Tel: (47) 3366-0311
Entrance: Free

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: Free

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 the 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 London Pride and Heineken on draft..
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$20

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