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

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick– Rock in Rio’s second night presents headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers on the main stage. If you don’t have tickets, rumor has it scalpers will be at the gates, but expect to pay a premium.


Rock in Rio (Barra de Tijuca)
The mega-concert event host NX Zero, Stone Sour, Capital Inicial, Snow Patrol and Red Hot Chili Peppers on the main Palco Mundo (World Stage), which countless others around the City of Rock.
Parque Olímpico Cidade do Rock – 2PM
Entrance: R$190 (sold out)


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, R$18 after midnight for birthdays, R$20 with lista amiga or flyer, R$26 women, R$30 men

Caribbean (Botafogo)
Captain Jack Sparrow will fit in just fine tonight as wenches and pirates invade the good ship 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

On The Rocks (Fosfobox)
One of Fosfobox’s oldest parties rocks the indie and electro rock with DJs Wilson Power, Kleber TUma, Flávio Quest, DJ Focka, and the Lista Inimiga crew.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143/22A, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 on Lista amiga until 1AM, R$30 on list after 1AM, R$35 otherwise


Ana Costa (Lapa)
Singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist Ana Costa will present songs from her latest CD “New Targets.”
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 82, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-3414
Entrance: R$25

Gafieira da Orquestra Republica (Lapa)
No less than eleven musicians, plus two DJs during set breaks, for a breakneck night of samba, choro, MPB, and forró.
Clube dos Democráticos – 10PM
Rua do Riachuelo 91/93, Lapa – Tel: (21) 9945-3244
Entrance: Women R$20, Men R$25, discount with lista amiga

Grupo Samba com Atitude (Barra da Tijuca)
If you have a craving for samba, live in Barra, don’t have the energy to make it all the way to Lapa then this may be your best bet.
Bom Sujeito – 9:30PM
Est da Barra Tijuca, 18, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro – Tel: (21) 2491-8955
Entrance: R$18 (lista amiga)

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


Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and 20 percent off Entree plates for lunch and dinner until 7:00PM 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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