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


Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Run VDG is back for another edition at the top of the Vidigal favela. Tonight’s action will feature three first-class DJs playing on both digital and vinyl formats, with resident Jody King and Mahara Belgrano welcoming guest DJ Chris Rocha.

If you have not been to a party at Alto Vidigal, then you are definitely missing out. From the terrace situated at the very top of the hill, you can see all of Rio and dance until dawn to a soundtrack of underground electronica. DJ Chris Rocha is a vinyl-wielding musical selector who has been throwing down in Rio for some time now. Originally a resident at Fosfobox, Rocha’s tough techno and tech house style sets her apart from most DJs in Rio. Staying true to the sound of vinyl, she is joined by Brit Jody King and Run VDG resident Mahara Belgrano.


Lulu Santos (Glória)
Brazilian singer and guitarist Lulu Santos arrives tonight at Fundição Progresso in Lapa. The famed singer is known for various hits including the John Lennon tribute “Tesouros da Juventude”, co written with Nelson Motta.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$30 for half tickets, R$60 for whole


Run VDG (Vidigal)
Alto Vidigal is back in action with the bi-monthly party Run VDG. Resident Mahara Belgrano welcomes Jody King from the UK and local techno muse Chris Rocha.
Casa Alto Vidigal – 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Vidigal – Tel:(21)3322-3034
Entrance: R$20 with guestlist, R$30 without (moto-taxi from bottom of hill R$4)

Noon (Gávea)
Daytime parties in Rio go hand in hand with the beautiful weather that blankets the city. Today’s daytime place to be is in Gávea at Noon with guest DJ Anja Schneider from Germany, joined by local favorites Flow and Zeo and Joao Paulo.
00 – 4PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$60

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


Roda de Bomba (Lapa) 
Roda de Bomba hit the stage tonight with their special brand of samba music, dedicated to providing fun and danceable music to the public.
Café Cultural Sacrilégio – 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 81, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1461
Entrance: R$35

Mofos (Lapa)
Samba rocks, especially in the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa. Come get down to live music at one of Rio’s favorite locations.
Mofo Lapa – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá 94, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Entrance: R$12 with Lista Amiga, R$15 without


Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local brew of cachaça and the different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas. For those long summer nights.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
Rua Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Free

The Lord Jim (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio attracts a great local crowd as well as the travelers. 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 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 Atlântica 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 beer on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$20

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