Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – 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 and a range of cocktails on offer.
Tonight, there will also be free buffet of pasta and pizza all night. DJs Guga Fernandes and DLuccio will spin the best of house, hip hop, reggaeton, cumbia, funk and deep house throughout the night.
20 anos de Rock and Roll (Botafogo)
Tonight, Bar Bukowski will host the party 20 anos de Rock ‘n’ Roll (20 years of Rock ‘n’ Roll). There will be live band Grecco bringing the best of rock classics. Each attendee receives a free drink on arrival. 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. Tonight, there will also be free buffet of pasta and pizza all night. 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
Pearl Jam Tribute with Banda Purano (Lagoa)
Newly-opened Jack Daniel’s Rock Bar, a three-storey club in Lagoa, is back this Saturday with another live rock music session. Playing tonight is band Purano, with a tribute to rock legends Pearl Jam, promising free entry and good vibes all night long.
Jack Daniel’s Rock Bar – 8PM
Av Epitácio Pessoa, 1484 – Lagoa
Palaphita Funk Clube com Catra (Gavea)
Tonight, Palaphita will bring back carnival vibes with the Palaphita Funk Clube com Catra party. Resident DJ Silvio Rio and guests Sarra Deejays will warm up for the evening, bringng the best of 90s funk carioca to the dancefloor. Later in the evening, DJ Kako will bring the best of hip-hop, black music, house and trap, followed by DJ Bernando Malta and a special appearance from legendary funk singer Mr Catra. There will be an Amstell happy hour from 9PM to 11PM, and the venue is a place to get dressed-up for – so wearing flip flops could prevent guests from entering.
Palaphita Gávea – 9PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: See venue for details
Ana Costa (Lapa)
Ana Costa will be starring tonight at Carioca da Gema, bringing the best of samba including her own personal music and versions of the greats such as Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, Chico Buarque, among others. The opening act will be a grand performance by Elisa Addor.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Fernanda Sant’anna, Sambarock da Silva e Bruno Maia, Marcello Sabre and Trio Coração Nordestino (Centro)
Beginning at 8:30 PM, Fernanda Sant’anna will start the night at Rio Scenarium with samba, baião and maracatu, followed by Sambarock da Silva e Bruno Maia will continue the evening’s samba, DJ Marcello Sabre will kick off the party in the Anexo from 11:30 PM spinning the best of Brazilian dance. Later in the evening, Trio Coração Nordestino will bring the best of forró to Rio Scenarium, beginning at 4AM.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Samba dos Guimarães com Afro Samba(Santa Teresa)
Tonight, Mercado das Pulgas in Santa Teresa will host the Samba dos Guimarães party with live samba band Afro Samba. DJ Cícero will be spinning the best of samba and other genres in the intervals. There is also a food area with pastels, pizzas, tapioca and more.
Mercado das Pulgas – 8PM
Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 501 – Largo dos Guimarães – Santa Teresa
PUBS & BARS:
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Lapa Irish Pub will continue its St Patrick’s Day weekend tonight bringing the best of blues rock from 9PM. If you want to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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 – 1AM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Know for its cold, specialty beers, and great atmosphere, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live music every night of the week except for Wednesdays.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 5PM
Avenida Atlântica, 3056, Loja B – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
Entrance: See venue for more information.
With 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 Thursdays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs) – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a wide choice of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its trendy atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details
NBA Playoffs @ Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is always a great place for Mexican food, drinks and for watching live sport streams and broadcasts, especially now that the NBA Playoffs have arrived. 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.
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
Yndú Lounge (Leblon)
With chilled out vibes during the week and a selection of top DJs playing shows at the weekends, the newly-opened Yndú Lounge in Ipanema is a great option to kick back. With a selection of drinks and tapas, the bar is quickly becoming one of Leblon’s best watering holes.
Yndú Lounge – 6PM
Rua Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321 – Leblon – Tel: (21) 3083-6486
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