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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: Experience some of the best music out there tonight at Fosfobox.  The Ting Tings, Empire of the Sun, La Roux, Lady Gaga and the The Killers are just a taste of what’s on hand.  Free caipirinha to the first 100 guests, so get there early!


Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
One of the few joints in Rio with a spacious venue, niice jungle theme, three floors and a pool table. There is also another location in Lagoa so be sure to check them both out.
Nuth – 11PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008
Entrance: Not available at time of press.

RUM Soundsystem (Botafogo)
The RUM Soundsystem Radio is a project of University of Minho. They play mostly modern indie radio, with a dash of electronic. The RUM Soundsystem brings the party “My life does not fit on a disc.”
Albergue da Matriz – 11PM
R. Henrique de Novaes, 71 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: $15 with Lista Amiga, R$20 without

Rocket (Copacabana)
Tonight at Fosfobox will be a rendition of the best music out there. Empire of the Sun, the Ting Tings, La Roux, The Kooks, Lady Gaga, the Killers, Muse, MGMT, and many more will be honored this fine evening. Free caipirinha to the first 100 guests!
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 with Lista Amiga, R$35 without


Boteco A Festa (Lapa)
In this event samba is the star of the night, and bowing with taste and creativity this rhythm will please everyone with its unmistakable cadence.
Gabinete – 10PM
Rua do Senado, 53, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224.0822
Entrance: R$20 with Lista Amiga, R$25 without

Orquestra Republicana (Lapa)
The only joint in Lapa to give a whole night forró on this Saturday! Orquestra Republicana is the best of the Gau forro, Xote Maracatú and other sounds of Northern Brazilian culture.
Democráticos – 10:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 91, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-4611
Entrance: R$25

Sambaobá (Lapa)
The Group, a finalist in the competition for new talent in the Carioca da Gema, is presented in Mistura Carioca, playing the best mix of samba and samba roots that marks the Carnival in Rio.
Mistura Carioca – 10PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 791, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224.0822
Entrance: R$20 with Lista Amiga, R$25 without

Ponto da Bossa Nova (Copacabana)
On a lively street sprinkled with bars, Ponto da Bossa Nova is a cozy wood-lined space with a small outdoor patio that makes a peaceful spot during the day, and the jumpin’ scene you’re looking for at night. True to its name, there’s live bossa nova on Tuesday and Saturday nights.
Ponto da Bossa Nova
Rua Domingos Ferreira, 215, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2235-4616
Entrance: Not available at time of press

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Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Mexican bar and restaurant with an open atmosphere where you can sit and check out all the people that pass by. Has the best margaritas in Ipanema, and also ask them about the new spot in Copacabana that just opened.
Blue Agave
Rua Vinicius de Moraes 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and free hors d’oeuvres for paying customers everyday at 5PM.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
This classic American-Irish bar has live music every night as well a pool table, sports on the large screen TV and a good mix of locals and tourists.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 9:30PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: Check for nightly prices

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