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.
DJs Guga Fernandes and DLuccio will spin the best of house, hip hop, reggaeton, cumbia, funk and deep house throughout the night.
Baby do Brasil (Lagoa)
Known as the former vocalist of Brazilian 1970s band Novos Baianos, Baby do Brasil presents an MPB show tonight at Blue Note Rio, also bringing renditions of jazz classics like Gershwin’s “Summertime”.
Blue Note Rio – 9PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros, 1424 – Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3577-4477
Entrance: see venue for details
O Amor se Alimenta das Pequenas Coisas (Botafogo)
Tonight, Bar Bukowski will host the O Amor se Alimenta das Pequenas Coisas party (Love feeds itself from the small things). There will be live band The Blues’ Sailors paying tribute to Led Zeppelin 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. 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
Rebuliço (Cosme Velho)
The Rebuliço party will bring the best of funk, “brega” (cheesy) music, rock and punk to Cosme Velho tonight with DJ Clara Machado and band Mulheres de Buço.
Estúdio Floresta – 10PM
Ladeira dos Guararapes, 115 – Cosme Velho – Tel: (21) 3281-2201
Entrance: R$15 – R$30
Tambor no Valongo (Centro)
This Sunday, the Afro-Brazilian group Tambor de Cumba performs at the heritage site Cais do Valongo, inviting everyone to dance along with the sound of traditional rhythms like jongo, coco and samba de roda.
Cais do Valongo – 4PM
Avenida Barão de Tefé, s/n – Saúde – Tel: (21) 98871-7238
Sexteto Sucupira and Carlos Malta (Centro)
Tonight, group Sexteto Sucupira brings to Estudantina Musical the best of Brazil’s Northeast regional music, such as xote, forró, xaxado and baião. Carlos Malta participates as the special guest musician.
Centro Cultural Estudantina Musical – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, 79 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1149
Entrance: R$15 – R$20
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 and Chico Buarque.
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
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
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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