Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Botafogo has it going on tonight with a special St Patrick’s Day Indie Karaoke at Casa da Matriz. The venue will be giving out green beer and green hats, plus golden chocolate coins will be scattered throughout the venue for luck.
The karaoke sessions will be joined by DJs playing pop and hi-hop on the second floor. Promotions include all-night promotions on Heineken, craft beer chopps from R$12 and half-price cosmopolitans.
Entry discounts are available with names on the Facebook event wall. Go to let your hair down, drink, sing, dance, eat and have fun!
La Fiesta Loca (Copacabana)
Tonight, Guimo’s Pub will host latin party, La Fiesta Loca. DJ Angola will be spinning the best of Latin music and will be joined by guest DJs Jonaton Jdois and Djah Koke. Promotions include open bar for caipirinhas and caipivodkas between 10PM and 11PM, and open bar for beers between 10PM and 12PM.
Guimo’s Pub – 10PM
Copa Hostel, Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 1077 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 97041-2026
Entrance: R$10 – R$30
La Fiesta Latina (Copacabana)
Tonight the La Fiesta Latina is back with Salsa, Reggaeton, Cumbia and Bachata. For two hours, there will be free beer and caipirinhas. DJs Guga Fernandes will spin the best of house, hip-hop, Brazilian funk and trap throughout the night, and there will be special promotions on cocktails and beers.
New Mariuzinn Copacabana – 10PM
Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 435 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2521-1952
Entrance: R$0 – R$45
Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
The Karaokê Indie party returns to Casa da Matriz tonight for a St Patrick’s Day special, with six hours of singing and a DJs on the second floor. Promotions include distribution of green beer and promotions on beers and cocktails throughout the night. Additionally, the venue will be giving out free green hats and lucky chocolate coins will be sprinkled throughout the venue. Go to dance, sing, eat and drink!
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$30 – R$40
Choro de Yara e Samba Semba (Lapa)
Leviano bar and lounge hosts Choro de Yara e Samba Semba tonight bringing the best of samba de raiz. The quartet Choro de Yara will start the night at 6PM and followed by Samba Semba. Additionally, DJ Chicote will spin during show intervals.
Leviano – 6PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 47 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Nilze Carvalho e Célio Motta (Centro)
Nilze Carvalho will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 7:30 PM bringing the best of samba. Starting from 11:20 PM, Célio Motta will bring the best of forróto Rio Scenarium.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Tonight, Revelação will perform the best of samba. The band is considered one of the most important national samba bands and tonight will give a performance based on their new album, O Bom Samba Continua (The Good Samba Continues and will also include their versions of samba legends Arlindo Cruz, Jorge Aragão, Leandro Fab, Sombrinha and Adilson Ribeiro.
Lapa 40 Graus – 10PM
Rua Riachuelo, 97 – Centro – Tel: (21) 3970-1338
Entrance: See venue for details
PUBS & BARS:
RockOKÊ – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Every Wednesday night is RockOKÊ (Karaokê Rock) night at Lapa Irish Pub. This is the place to be tonight for belting out rock classics in a lively environment whilst drinking imported beer.
Lapa Irish Pub – 7PM
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 6PM and finishes at 8PM.
Winehouse – 6PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3264-4101
Mais que Nada (Copacabana)
Mais que Nada hosts a night filled with live samba with various options of shots, cocktails and beers.
Mais que Nada – 8PM
Rua Xavier da Silveira, 34 – Copacabana – (21) 2267-0599
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Know for their menu of over fifty specialty beers, and great international crowd, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live rock music every night of the week.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 5PM
Avenida Atlântica, 3056, Loja B – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
Entrance: R$15 after 8PM
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
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 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.
Flashback is a wonderful high-end restaurant with plenty of classical music and photos decorating the walls. Tonight, between 7PM and 9PM the restaurant will serve a happy hour with two for one on caipivodkas and Stella Artois. The caipivodkas are made fresh with either lime, strawberry or passionfruit as well as additional herbs added in for a taste explosion.
Flashback – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 33 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2274-7657
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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