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

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Orquestra Republicana will be hosting a night filled with forró and samba, two of the oldest genres in Brazil, at one of the most popular joints in Lapa, O Clube dos Democráticos.


Paradiso (Botafogo)
Saturdays mean indie, pop, soul, electro, and rock with DJs Tito and Edinho.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$18 until midnight, after midnight R$18 after midnight for birthdays, R$20 with lista amiga or flyer, R$26 women, R$30 men

Cover Flow (Botafogo)
Nothing but covers tonight at Pista 3.
Pista 3 – 11PM
Rua São João Batista 14, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$15-25

Stereozero (Gávea)
The night starts with some lounge and indie rock music, so people can get together, chat, and have dinner. Then moves to funk and soul, club house and electro, so you can dance all night long.
00 (Zero Zero) – 8:30PM
Avenida Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$40

Chorofunk (Cinelândia)
What do you get when you mix choro with funk? Chorofunk, obviously. Part of the always engaging Rival Mais Tarde series.
Teatro Rival – 11:30PM
Rua Álvaro Alvim, 33/37, Cinelândia – Tel: (21) 2240-4469
Entrance: Lista amiga R$20, students R$25, otherwise R$50


Casarão (Lapa)
If you’re looking for a long night of samba, this place is it. Casarão will entertain you and have you dancing the night away.
Gargalo – 9PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 64 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2242-0857
Entrance: R$8

Roberta de Recife (Lapa)
The remarkable artists gains followers by their strength and musicality. Accumulating good international experience, Roberta is already well known to the general public in Brazil. Hear the sounds of Roberta de Recife on all three floors of Rio Scenarium.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$35

Orquestra Republicana (Lapa)
The orchestra will be performing only one set of forró along with a night of samba. In the intervals Gau DJ plays the best of forró, Xote Maracatú and bay. The group is a tribute to Paulinho da Viola.
O Clube dos Democráticos 6PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 91 Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-4611

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


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

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and twenty percent off entrée plates for lunch and dinner until 7PM this month.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

Boteco Salvação (Botafogo)
Traditional boteco style with some extra finishing touches. A cozy atmosphere with nice TVs and pool tables upstairs.
Boteco Salvação – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 55, Botafogo – (21) 2226-9691 / 2539-0216
Entrance: Free

Mas Será o Benedito (Lapa)
Immense bar inside a beautifully decorated old mansion with two floors and even some pool tables. On the weekends expect a raucous crowd hungry for samba and pagode.
Mas Será o Benedito – 11PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 599, Lapa – (21) 2232-9000
Entrance: Check for nightly prices

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