Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Club Miroir has become the latest nightlife destination in Rio. Situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas and in direct view of the statue of Christ, this addition to Rio’s club scene has exploded onto the radar.
The club, which is co-owned by popular Brazilian actor Luciano Szafir, is elegant in both design and setting, boasting the latest equipment and intricate decor. Tonight is Nouvelle Troupe with special guest DJs Senne and Carol Legally.
Gambiarra A Festa (Lapa)
Gambiarra A Festa will feature DJ Rizzo playing Brazilian music followed by a surreal pocket show from Marina Elali.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Stereosound carries the torch on from their predecessors with house and disco music at the popular Gávea venue. Come enjoy a touch of class at this gorgeous indoor/ outdoor venue, featuring a stellar menu of drinks and food and DJs working a killer sound system.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Nouvelle Troupe (Lagoa)
A beautiful blend of amazing venue and an epic sound system. This classy hot spot is located in Lagoa, with an incredible night-time view. Tonight will feature guest DJs Senne and Carol Legally.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa – Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: Starts at R$30
Dhi Ribeiro (Lapa)
Tonight singer Dhi Ribeiro performs her interpretations of samba classics in a variety of styles.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Banda Signus + V-Trix (Lapa)
Banda Signus + V-Trix provide some of the best Brazilian music to dance to on Saturday nights at Lapa 40 Graus in the heart of the bohemian neighborhood.
Lapa 40º – 10PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
PUBS & BARS:
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
The longstanding Leblon favourite specializes in the local booze cachaça in all its glorious forms, from fruit cocktails to straight up shots.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte, 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio gets 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: Cover charge varies
The Clover (Copacabana)
The Irish pub on Copacabana’s Avenida Atlântica is under new ownership by two American expatriates. Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers on tap and a lively atmosphere.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica, 3.056, Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new 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
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, Lapa Irish Pub is the place to go. Trendy decor and mixed clientele, plus London Pride and Heineken on draft, make for a great night.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: