There will be a premium open bar until 11:30 PM that includes champagne veuve clicquot, premium vodka drinks, gin&tonic and beer. Live music will be brought to the venue by John Failly, Lorenzo Caliento, Mea Bass band, and Mary Lou.
Carmelitas (Santa Teresa)
One of Rio’s most popular and favorite blocos, sporting a traditional bloco style, should see around 10,000 revelers in the bohemian hillside.
The corner of the slope in Santa Teresa by Rua Dias de Barros, Santa Teresa
Rola Preguiçosa – Tarda Mas Não Fala (Ipanema)
A popular bloco that starts later than most – a good option for a later night bloco after the day parties, with an expected 30,000 parading trhough the heart of Ipanema.
Rua Epitácio Pessoa and Maria Quitéria, Ipanema
* See full bloco list here.
Morro Por Amor (Vidigal)
Tonight, Alto Vidigal host promise a night dedicated to single people, as in what they say is carnival-style, yet couples are welcome. The point of the night is to spread love and have fun. There will be plenty of Hip Hop, House, Deep, Rap, Sertanejo, Mpb, Pop, Carnival beats and of course, plenty of Carioca funk. Promotions will include two shots for one on caipirinhas until 1AM.
Alto Vidigal – 10PM
R. Armando Almeida Lima, 2 – Vidigal – Tel: (21) 98741-3036
Entrance: R$60 – R$70
20 anos ligando o Foda-se (Botafogo)
Tonight, Bar Bukowski will host the 20 anos ligando o Foda-se party. As a special treat, the entrance is free for all guests until 1AM. Expect a night of plenty of rock ‘n’ roll.
Bar Bukowski – 9PM
Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2244-7303
Entrance: After 1AM R$43 – R$55.
Pra que Juizo? (Gávea)
Tonight, Palaphita will host the Pra Que Juizo? party. There will be an open bar of beer and vodka combos between 9PM and 11PM. There will also be live DJs bringing the best of hip hop, black, trap and other genres.
Palaphita Gávea – 9PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: R$40 – R$60
Bal Masque (Santa Teresa)
Tonight, The Mansion Rio in Santa Teresa will host the Bal Masque party in celebration of the first official day of carnival. There will be a premium open bar until 11:30 PM that includes champagne veuve clicquot, premium vodka drinks, gin&tonic and beer. Live music will be brought to the venue by John Failly, Lorenzo Caliento, Mea Bass band, and Mary Lou.
The Mansion Rio – 10PM
Rua Dr. Julio Otoni, 444, Santa Teresa
Entrance: R$60 – R$80
Marina Iris (Lapa)
Marina Iris will star tonight at Carioca da Gema singing classic hits straight from the samba beats of Carnival.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Darcy Maravilha da Portela, Baile de Carnaval com Paulinho Mocidade, Bateria da Escola de Samba Beija-flor, Blood Mary and the Munster, DJ Marcello Sabre, Paulinho Mocidade, and Forró – Xique-xique (Centro)
Darcy Maravilha da Portela, Baile de Carnaval com Paulinho Mocidade, Bateria da Escola de Samba Beija-flor (drum percussion of samba school Beija-Flor), Blood Mary and the Munster, DJ Marcello Sabre, Paulinho Mocidade, and Forró – Xique-xique, will all be performing live tonight at Rio Scenarium.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul is a lively bar in Copacabana, famous for its exceptionally cold beers and prawn pastels. It gets crowded there every night, making every day of the week seem like the weekend.
Pavão Azul – 6:30 PM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a great selection of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its nice atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
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
Rua Vinicus de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
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