Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Popular Carnival bloco Agytoê will perform tonight in Lapa venue Circo Voador, joined by Bailijexá do Grupo Maracutaia and Festa Fayah, the night promises to continue to the feel-good vibes delivered by the group during Carnival.
Tickets can be purchased from the Circo Voador box office from R$40 for students, concessions or those donating a kilogram of food upon arrival at the venue.
Bloco das Poderosas (Centro)
Some 200,000 revelers are expected to gather in Cetnro this morning for one of the largest of the post-Carnival 2017 blocos.
Bloco das Poderosas
Rua Primeiro de Março, at Av. Presidente Antonio Carlos and Rua Araújo Porto Alegre, Centro
Mulheres de Chico (Leme)
One of the favorite post-Carnival blocos each year is this tribute to Brazilian music legend Chico Buarque, and today around 50,000 revelers are expected to gather in Leme, starting at 4PM.
Mulheres de Chico
Praia do Leme, próximo ao Costão, Leme
* See full bloco list here.
Baile da Sorte (Centro)
Popular blocos New Kids on the Bloco, Minha Luz é de Led and the Egyptian-themed Viemos do Egyto will collaborate tonight, along with SOPA, MUG and Disritmia for a bloco extravaganza in Gamboa, Centro. Kicking off from 8PM, the party promises to keep party-goers dancing until dawn.
Baile do Sorte – 8PM
Rua da Gamboa, 345 – Centro
Bailão que Você Respeita com Agytoê (Lapa)
Carnival bloco Agytoê returns to Circo Voador tonight, accompanied by Bailijexá do Grupo Maracutaian for a night of music, dancing and axé. With a colorful and glittering display, the night promises to cure post-Carnival blues. Festa Fayah will also play during the intervals.
Circo Voador – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos – Lapa
Entrance: R$40 – R$80. Concessions for students, children, elderly or those donating a kilogram of non-perishable food upon entry.
20 Anos de Rock ‘n’ Roll (Botafogo)
Tonight, Bar Bukowski will host the party 20 Anos de Rock ‘n’ Roll, bringing more rock and roll including live DJs that will play to requests. Band Purano Rock will give a special performance in the garage area from 10:30 PM. Bar Bukowski is the hottest rock bar in Rio, attracting people from all over the city to enjoy the best of rock.
Bar Bukowski – 9PM
R. Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$40 – R$50. Free for workers in the public sector.
We Love Rio (Copacabana)
The New Mariuzinn Copacabana will host the We Love RJ! party again tonight. As always, there will also be a four-hour open bar from 11PM to 3AM with Smirnoff Vodka, tropical drinks, caipirinhas, Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, Antarctica beer, mineral water, and sodas. Neon objects will be distributed throughout the night to animate the party even more. After the open bar, there will be free shots of tequila. DJs Guga Fernandes and DLuccio will spin the best of house, hip hop, reggaeton, cumbia, funk and deep house throughout the night.
New Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30 – R$100
RIOveillon All Inclusive: Encerramento Carnaval (Gavea)
Tonight, Palaphita will host the Encerramento Carnaval party that will include DJs Bernardo Malta, Kako and Silvio Rio as well as Palphita’s own house DJs. Bloco Fogo e Paixão will also perform, as well as MC Marcinho, and there will be an open bar until 11PM.
Palaphita Gávea – 9PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: R$0 – R$50. If paid in advance, R$30 – R$40 (the ticket price includes instant entry and avoids the queue)
Ana Costa (Lapa)
Ana Costa will be starring the night at Carioca da Gema, bringing the best of classical Brazilian music.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Marcos Novatto, Banda JPG and Aninha Portal (Centro)
Beginning at 8:30 PM, Marcus Novatto will start off the night with samba classics accompanied by group Groove Pimenta, followed by Banda JPG performing their signature pop-rock blend. Aninh Portal will follow at 11:30 PM bringing the best of swinging samba. Then beginning at 3:30 AM, Seu Quixote will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
Winehouse is a wine bar run by a British expat that has brought an eclectic range of wines to Rio including a mix of fabulous national wines and international favorites. There is also a great selection of nibbles and cheese boards. For those that aren’t too keen on wine, there is plenty of beer and cocktail options too. Happy hour begins at 5PM and finishes at 8PM.
Winehouse – 5PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3264-4101
Mais que Nada (Copacabana)
A cuban themed bar in Copacabana, Mais que Nada serves good tapas-style meals, cold beers and an excellent selection of cocktails and shots. Tonight, they will host the p party. Pop and rock party with plenty of live acts.
Mais que Nada – 10PM
R. Xavier da Silveira, 34 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2267-0599
Entrance: See venue for details.
Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is always a great place for Mexican food, drinks and for watching live sport streams and broadcasts. Just around the corner from Posto 9, the bar is also known for its mostly English-speaking staff and the mostly English-speaking crowd which frequents the establishment. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
For all things cachaça go here; it’s their specialty. They offer great caipifrutas and caipirinhas in a relaxed, trendy setting.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2239-1542
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