Happy Hour takes place on the deck of the party boat docked in the Marina da Glória with two for one drinks for men and free drinks for women before midnight.
At 12:30 AM the boat departs and travels around Guanabara Bay providing the party-goers on board stunning visuals of Rio at night. During the journey, which lasts until 4AM, DJs spin music requested by the up to 150 passengers on the boat.
Carnival 2015 Samba School Technical Rehearsals (Santo Cristo)
Tonight at 9:30 PM, one more samba school, Unidos da Tijuca, will head to Sambódromo to hold their technical rehearsal in preparation for their 2015 Carnival parade. Technical rehearsals are free and open to the public. While they do not include full costume and completed floats, they are still a great opportunity to preview each schools parade and to hear their samba-enredo (samba theme song) chosen for this year.
Sambódromo – 9:30 PM
Rua Marquês de Sapucaí, Santo Cristo
Digital Dubs (Lapa) Tonight Digital Dubs and friends return to Lapa’s Leviano Bar. The band Muzamba All Stars will get things started on the first floor with reggae, ska and rocksteady. Next Radiola Visto Rasta will play the best of reaggae roots and dub.Additionally during the night on the second floor, Digital Dubs will perform with special guests.
Leviano Bar – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Rio Boat Club (Marina da Glória)
A two-story boat turns into a nightclub complete with top DJs and a happy hour with two for one drinks for men and free drinks for women before midnight. Once the cruise starts, there are some amazing views to take in as the boat travels around Guanabara Bay.
Marina da Glória – boarding begins at 11PM, boat departs at 12:30 AM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Glória – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
Roda de Samba Pedra do Sal (Gamboa)
Classic roda de samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots is back at Pedra do Sal in the Gamboa area of Centro tonight. The weekly event is considered by many to be one of the most authentic rodas de samba in the city.
Pedra do Sal – 6PM
Rua Argemiro Bulcão 38, Gamboa – (21) 9528-5060
Roda de Samba with Rixxa (Lapa)
For more dancing and singing, head to Lapa’s Carioca da Gema tonight. The venue will come alive at 10:30 PM with three hours of live samba provided by brilliant percussionists, vocalist Rixxa and members of the Zeca Pagodinho band. Marcelle Motta will start off the night at 8:30 PM.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema) With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM. Additionally, Monday is also half-price steak night until 9PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – Monday -Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday – Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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