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.
DJs Guga Fernandes and DLuccio will spin the best of house, hip hop, reggaeton, cumbia, funk and deep house throughout the night.
Joana de Barro (Botafogo)
Tonight, alternative rock music and MPB gather in Botafogo, with singer Joana de Barro performing at Audio Rebel’s stage.
Audio Rebel – 7:30 PM
Rua Visconde da Silva, 55 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$15 – R$20
Orquestra Atlântica & Marcos Valle (Lagoa)
It`s time for bossa nova and Brazilian jazz tonight, as Brazilian musician Marcos Valle and the great Orquestra Atlântica perform together at Blue Note Rio.
Blue Note Rio – 9PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros, 1424 – Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3577-4477
Entrance: see venue for details
Sarrada x Danada (Centro)
Espaço XV, in Arco do Teles, will host the “Sarrada x Danada” party tonight, including welcome shots all night and DJs Joe Carvalho, Rafael Ferrero, Sté Mograbi, Fernanda Tavares and Denis Lucas spinning the latest hits from funk, hip hop and pop.
Espaço XV – 11:30 PM
Travessa do Comércio, 113 – Arco do Teles – Centro
Entrance: R$0 – R$15
Nunca É Tarde Demais Para Começar Tudo de Novo (Botafogo)
Tonight, Bar Bukowski will host the party “Nunca É Tarde Demais Para Começar Tudo de Novo” (It’s never too late to start all over again). There will be live band Venus Café playing 1970s rock 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$43 – R$55. 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
Forró da Cachanga (Lapa)
Singer Mari Melo and band will bring the best of forró music to Lapa tonight. DJ Jotha will be spinning a great setlist of Brazilian music in the intervals. A free forró dance class with dancer Miguel Gomes opens the night at 9PM.
Cachanga do Malandro – 9PM
Rua da Lapa, 230 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 97916-0141
Entrance: R$10 – R$20
Ana Costa (Lapa)
Singer Ana Costa will be starring tonight at Carioca da Gema, presenting her own personal music and versions of the greats such as Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, Chico Buarque, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Baby Te Amo – Tribute to Luiz Melodia (Copacabana)
Tonight, twenty different Brazilian singers will gather at the Baden Powell theater, in Copacabana, to pay homage to notorious MPB and samba singer Luiz Melody, who recently passed away.
Sala Baden Powell – 9PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 360 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2547-9147
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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