As well as music by the sensational Jeremy Goddard, guests can enjoy the two for one specials on sangria, caipirinhas, caipiroskas, mojitos, margaritas and shots of tequila.
Happy Hour specials run from 7-9PM so get there early, the DJ will go until 11PM, but the party is bound to go all night.
Veneno Disco – Rock Power (Botafogo)
The Veneno party is back at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight. Tonight will bring some of Rio’s best DJs including DJs Beto Artista, Sal and Mariana Pinet spin the best of pop, rock, groove and classic hits from the 80s and 90s.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: FREE until midnight. R$30 – R$50 after midnight.
Love Boat Party (Copacabana)
Tonight the New Mariuzinn Copacabana brings a whole different style of party than its usual ones – a boat party. Price includes transfer from the venue to Marina da Gloria where the boat has a capacity of 120 people. There will be an open bar between 11pm and midnight, and a free distribution of mini pizzas. DJ Caue Campean will be spinning the best of house, electric, reggaeton, cumbia, funk carioca and hip hop.
New Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora, 435 – Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$50 – R$80
Noir invites Ralph Lima and Bernando Malta (Gavea)
Tonight, Palaphita will host the Noir party that brings along special guests João Brasil and Bernando Malta, bringing the best of funk to the swanky venue. There will be a host of black music with current classics in addition to hip hop, R&B and trap. These are two of the biggest names in this genre so expect a big, animated crowd and a lot of fun. Promotions will include two for one on Heineken.
Palaphita Gavea – 10PM
Avenida Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gavea– Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: R$0 – R$50. Pay in advance (R$30 – R$50) to avoid queues.
Salsa and Forró Leviano (Lapa)
The Salsa and Forró party is back at Lapa’s Leviano bar tonight and that means it’s time to dance. The group Mano a Mano will start things off at 8PM on the first floor with their reinterpretations of works by Hector Lavoe, Willie Colón, Rubén Bládes, Ismael Rivera, Eddie Palmieri and Buena Vista Social Club.
Leviano – 9PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 47 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15 – R$25 (Cash only)
Tempero Carioca (Lapa)
Tonight Carioca da Gema will host Tempero Carioca, one of the most authentic roda de sambas in the city. Together they represent some of the most significant samba music in Rio such as Cacique de Ramos, Casa de Bamba (Vila Isabel), Velha Guarda da Portela (Oswaldo Cruz) and Mangueira.
Carioca da Gema – 10PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Thiago Miranda, Samba de Donanna and DJ Marcello Sabre (Centro)
Thiago Miranda will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 7:30 PM with the best of samba with classic hits from Noel Rosa, Cartola, Martinho da Vila, Zeca Pagodinho, João e Diogo Nogueira, Casuarina, Maria Rita, Arlindo Cruz and Roberta Sá. Késia Estácio will follow at 10:30 PM with the best of MPB, samba, soul and pop. Finally at midnight, DJ Marcello Sabre will spin the best of Brazilian dance music.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
Studio 55 @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for Studio 55 to perform live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight bringing the best jazz. Promotions will include two for one on Jagermeister. 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
Winehouse is a wine bar run by a British expat that has brought an eclectic range of wines to Rio including a mix of fabulous national wines and international favorites. There is also a great selection of nibbles and cheese boards. For those that aren’t too keen on wine, there is plenty of beer and cocktail options too. Happy hour begins at 5PM and finishes at 8PM.
Winehouse – 5PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3264-4101
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.
Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a great selection of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its nice atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
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.
Summer Happy Hour by The Rio Times
Co-hosted with Caminhos Language Centre, come and join The Rio Times Happy Hour tonight hosted at the Blue Agave in Ipanema. Between 7PM and 9PM there will be a happy hour with two for one specials on Sangria, Caiprinhas, Caipiroskas, Mojitos and of course Margaritas and Tequila Shots! There will also be live music from Jeremy Goddard.
Blue Agave – 6PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
CCCC Season Opener at Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
The Carioca Cricket Club (CCC) will be launching their 2017 season tonight at Lord Jim Pub in Ipanema. The social event starts at 8PM and will be a chance for current club players to sign up for the new year, and for new players interested in playing cricket at any level to come, meet the team and sign up.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 8PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 44 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
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