Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, Palaphita will host the No Valentine’s Day party at its chic and stylish venue in Gavea. The doors open at 9PM – but the party doesn’t end until the sun comes up.
The party is for the young, free and single in addition to those that have just ended a relationship. It is a celebration of the single life, starting with an open bar of Amstel beer and vodka combos until 11PM. There will also be a live show from MC Andinho.
Dress to impress here, as the crowd is beautiful and there are no Havaianas allowed.
Sertanejo with Suelen and Serginho (Lagoa)
Tonight, Miroir will host a night of sertanejo in its chic venue in Lagoa, joined by guest singers Suelen and Serginho. DJs Residente and Daniel Tremmel will be spinning the best of house, R&B, hip-hop and funk all night long. There will be promotions on Heineken and vodka combos all night. Ladies have free caipirinhas until midnight.
Miroir – 11PM
Av. Epitácio Pessoa, 1484 – Lagoa – Tel: (21) 2513-3898
Entrance: R$0 – R$70
No Valentine’s Day! (Gavea)
Tonight, Palaphita will host the No Valentine’s Day party, a party dedicated to those that are young, free and single. There will be an open bar until 11PM of Amstel bar and vodka combos. The night will include a show with MC Andinho.
Palaphita Gavea – 9PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gavea– Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
Play the Game (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host the Play the Game party. DJs Erick Kush, Saddam and D-Ryder will be spinning the best hits from black music.
CAVE – 12AM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$20 – R$40
We Love RJ! (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. 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
Resistindo Desde 1997 (Botafogo)
Tonight, Bar Bukowski will host the party Resistano Desde 1997, bringing more rock and roll including a live performance from Bella Godiva with the best of rock from the 80s.
Bar Bukowski – 9PM
R. Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$40 – R$50. Free for journalists and public school teachers
Let’s Pop (Lapa)
Leviano promises a fun and lively night tonight with its party, Let’s Pop. On the first floor will be an animated Happy Hour with music by Licor do Carnavial followed by classic rock hits from the band Midnight Hour. On the second floor Johnny’s will be playing music hits by Avicii, Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, among others. In the intervals, DJ Chicote will be playing the best of pop, funk, rock, hip hop and electric.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)
Ana Costa and Ronaldo Gonçalves (Lapa)
Ana Costa will be singing smooth renditions tonight at Carioca da Gema, starting here performance at 11PM. The opening act will be a grand performance by Ronaldo Gonçalves, who will be delivering samba classics.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Barzinho do Paiol (Lapa)
Tonight, Paiol 08 will host various live music acts with DJs spinning different hits from Brazilian music in the intervals.
Paiol 08 – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Lucas de Moraes, COMANCHES!, Jorginho do Imperio, Empolga às 9 and Forró-Calça Arriada (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, singer Lucas de Moraes will start the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba. AT 10:30 PM COMANCHES! will bring samba classics from the 60s and 70s. Empolga às 9 will follow at 11PM bringing the best of Carioca carnival blocos to the stage. Then beginning at 3:30 AM, Forró-Calça Arriada will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
Alforria @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
The band Alforria will perform live tonight, bringing classic national and international rock hits from the 80s. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while enjoying great live music, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221 – 7236
Entrance: R$10 until 10PM and R$20 after.
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.
Bar 48 (Ipanema)
Located in the heart of the Ipanema neighborhood, Bar 48 (Quarenta e Oito) is one of the hottest new bars in the city. Owned and operated by French expats, the bar is making a name for itself by hosting live music, DJ sets and by offering a nice atmosphere and great mixed drinks including caipirinhas.
Bar 48 – 11AM – 3PM and 6PM – 3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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 – 3AM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Tequila Jager – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
Tonight the Lord Jim Pub will host the weekly Tequila Jager Night. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on tequila and Jagermeister. Six Nations and Premier League matches will be broadcast the in pub during the night.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM to 4AM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$20 for women and R$25 for men.
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
For all things cachaça go here; it’s their specialty. They offer great caipifrutas and caipirinhas.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2239-1542
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