Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, the Blue Agave in Ipanema – one of Rio’s favorite expat bars – is celebrating their 8th anniversary since opening in 2009.
Starting from 8PM, American expatriate (from San Fransisco) DJ Tee Cardaci will be the playing his hot groove throughout the night, and there will be promotions on the nachos, double doses on beer bucket and on drinks, and a “shots’ roulette” for R$10.
This party is bound to get loose and messy so bring your party pants!
Nomade Orquestra (Aterro do Flamengo)
This evening, the Arte Core Festival hosts the Nomade orchestra, which will present a blend of Brazilian music with blues and jazz. Following, DJs Tata Ogan, David Tabalipa and Nepal will be running the floor.
Museu de Arte Moderna – 6PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, 85 – Aterro do Flamengo
Tribute to Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes (Lagoa)
Tonight, ingers Wanda Sá, Ivan Lins and musicians Mauro Senise and Gilson Peranzzetta will pay tribute to the greatest names of Brazilian jazz and Bossa Nova, Tom Jobim an Vinicius de Moraes.
Blue Note Rio – 8PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros, 1424 – Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3577-4477
Entrance: see venue for details
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
Sunset Party Open Bar (Copacabana)
Tonight, the Sunset Party gathers great music and a stunning sunset at the rooftop of Portobay Hotel. The party includes the performance of sax player Rodrigo Sha and DJs Najla, Emanuela Grün and Eve Reis will be running the dance floor until 11PM.
PortoBay Rio International Hotel – 5PM
Avenida Atlântica, 1500 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2546-8000
Palaphita Funk Club with MC Marcinho (Gavea)
Tonight, Palaphita will host the Palaphita Funk Club party, bringing the hottest and latest from Brazilian funk music. DJs Bernado Malta and Silvio Rio will be spinning throughout the night. MC Marcinho will also perform, playing hits like “Glamurosa” and “Solitário”. This venue is a place to get dressed-up for and 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
Sexteto Sucupira and Júlia Vergas (Centro)
The Sexteto Sucupira group returns to Centro tonight, bringing its unusual blend of jazz, forró and gypsy music to the audience. Guest musician Julia Vargas will also participate in the show.
Centro Cultural Estudantina Musical – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, 79 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1149
Entrance: R$15 – R$25
Ana Costa and Sexteto Carioca (Lapa)
Ana Costa will be starring tonight at Carioca da Gema, accompanied by the group Sexteto Carioca in a lively samba show. Opening Costa’s show will be singer Anderson Vaz.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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 – 1AM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
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
8th Year Anniversary Party @ Blue Agave (Ipanema)
One of the expats’ favorite bar, Blue Agave Ipanema celebrates its 8th anniversary in style tonight. Doubles on drinks and beer buckets. DJ Tee Cardaci will be spinning throughout the night.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 8PM
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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