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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: Saturday is The American Society of Rio de Janeiro’s annual Monster Bash for ghouls and goblins of all ages.  This year they will partner with U.S. Marine Corps and provide activities for the little munsters and drink specials at night for mummys and daddys.


Monster Bash (Gavea)
One of the most celebrated Halloween haunts in all of Rio courtesy of The American Society of Rio de Janeiro and the U.S. Marines.  Creatures of all ages welcome.
AmSoc Rio – 6PM
Estrada da Gavea, 132, Gavea – Tel: (21) 2125-9132
(Party held at Marine House at Jardim Pernambuco)
Entrance: R$15


Soul, Baby, Soul! (Lapa)
The legacy of Black Rio will never die as long as soul, funk, and disco are played in rapid succession at nights like this one. The Soul, Baby, Soul! crew is lucky enough to graced by Leandro Petersen, son of DJ Big Boy, an original from the 1970s Rio scene, as well as Sir Dema and Lucio Branco.
Teatro Odisseia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sa 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-6367
Entrance: R$15 with lista amiga until 1AM, R$20 with lista amiga after 1AM, R$25 without

Wonka Party (Botafogo)
October is a month-long excuse for Halloween themed nights in Rio, this time a “frightening” take on Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory with DJs Carla Avila, Polly, and Rick Castro.
Pista 3 – 11PM
Rua São João Batista 14, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$20 with lista amiga until 1AM or all night with costume, R$25 with lista amiga after 1AM, R$30 otherwise


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

Marcus do Cavaco (Lapa)
The singer, songwriter and cavaquinho shows that have samba running through his veins. Marcus do Cavaco has enhanced his footprint in the most popular wheels of Samba. Currently in solo follows and is accompanied by experienced musicians in the world of samba.
Cachaçaria Mangue Seco – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 23, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3852-1947
Entrance: R$15

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 the Northern Brazilian culture.
 – 10:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 91, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-4611
Entrance: R$25

Família Clarão + Anderson Paz (Lapa)
The interpreter of the Academy of Rocinha runs a samba authenticates with the Family Group Glare. The repertoire includes samba, other Brazilian roots
Mistura Carioca – 10PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 791, Lapa – Tel: (21) 7726-2206
Entrance: R$25

Feijoada da Tia Surica (Cinelândia)
A traditional, hearty feijoada from Auntie Surica followed by a steady roda de samba into the afternoon.
Teatro Rival – 1-5:30PM
Rua Álvaro Alvim, 33/37, Cinelândia – Tel: (21) 2240-4469
Entrance: Lista amiga R$20, students R$25, otherwise R$50

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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

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

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

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