The dazzling views at the top overlooking Ipanema and the ocean provides a serene backdrop to this spectacular party.
American DJs Don Jay and Tee Cardaci will be spinning the best of Brazilian grooves, plus plenty of funk, soul R&B and hip hop.
Veneno Disco (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 Masque (Gavea)
Tonight, Palaphita will host the special edition of the Noir party with the opening night for Carnival. Dress code is open but coming wearing a ball-mask is encouraged. The night will have plenty of black music and hip hop, and an open bar of Heineken and vodka combos until 11PM.
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.
Alto Vidigal Pre-Carnaval (Vidigal)
Go and join in with the pre-Carnival fun at Alto Vidigal with a party that offers a full menu, a selection of special drinks, dazzling views and great music. American DJs Don Jay and Tee Cardaci will be spinning the best of Brazilian grooves, plus plenty of funk, soul R&B and hip hop.
Alto Vidigal – 3PM
R. Armando Almeida Lima, 2 – Vidigal, Rio de Janeiro – Tel: (21) 98741 3036
Entrance: R$10 before 5PM. R$15 after 5PM
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)
Nelson Felix (Lapa)
Tonight Carioca da Gema will host Nelson Feliz, representing the new sounds of the new generation of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 10PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Marchinhas do Miranda, Bateria da União da Ilha, Baile de Máscaras com Jorginho do Império, DJ Marcello Sabre and Forró-Lelei Junior (Centro)
Marchinhas do Miranda, Bateria da União da Ilha (samba school drum percussion) and Baile de Máscaras com Jorginho do Império will perform throughout the night, bringing the best of samba. DJ Marcello Sabre will take the stage later on in the night to spin the best of dance. To end the night, Forró-Lelei Junior will bring the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
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.
Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is a great place for good Mexican food, drinks and live sports. It also has English-speaking staff and is a popular tourist hangout. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 9PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
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