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

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Espaco Rampa erupts this evening with a one year old anniversary party. This group is known to throw down both in music and environment. Enjoy your favorite shots as the DJ roster bangs out your favorite pop, indie, 80’s and 90’s jams overlooking the beautiful Guanabara Bay.


Melodia e Macalé (Lapa)
Macalé mixes hits and new treasures in his new work, “Jards.” In choosing the repertoire, Macalé states “These are songs that I like so far and are fairly representative of my new work with new arrangements and new design. Interpreted today, these songs bring the meaning of now.” Expect to hear hits like “Reviewing Friends”, ” Dark Melody “and” Hotel of the Stars “.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue


On The Floor 1 Ano (Botafogo)
On The Floor celebrates their one year anniversary at the ever special Espaco Rampa. This beautiful outdoor venue provides an incredible atmosphere for an event such as this. Enjoy a flurry of DJs as they drop pop, rock, indie, 80’s, 90’s and much much more. Shots are known to float around the dancefloor so be prepared!
Espaço Rampa – 11PM
Avenida Repórter Nestor Moreira – 42 – Botafogo – Tel: (21)2267-9698
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$40 without

Stereo Zero (Gávea)
The evening begins with happy hour and full rhythm lounge. As the night progresses, DJs Cobra & José Roberto Mahr, and VJ Isa present new releases and classic remixes of indie rock, pop, new disco, club house and all the variations in between.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Check with venue

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


Arruda (Lapa)
The Arruda Cultural Preservation Movement Samba de Raiz was born in 2005, after five childhood friends, residents of Vila Isabel samba circles decided to make a move to the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 11:30PM
Rua do Teatro, 37 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
Entrance: R$15

Ana Costa (Lapa)
Ana Costa is a revelation of the old samba, with her voice, talent, charm and warmth, Ana performs songs from her album “New Target”, praised by critics as a “soul of samba”.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a great unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. Very fun decor and vibe, this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79- Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: Check with venue

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: Not available at time of press

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