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The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The most famous beach in the world, Copacabana Beach, is known for its annual Réveillon party. This beach party hosts two million people dressing in white spraying champagne under fifteen minutes of jaw dropping fireworks. The two main stages are set up for the night and will host attractions such as Beth Carvalho, O Rapa, Latino, the international DJ David Guetta (in front of the Copacabana Palace Hotel), Morais Moreia, Blitz band and the samba schools Beija-Flor e Unidos da Tijuca (by Rua Santa Clara).

NEW YEAR’S EVE Pre-Réveillon :

Blue Agave’s Pre (Ipanema)
This Mexican Bar in Copacabana will be a great Pre-Réveillon spot to grab a drink with some good friends and meet up before the crowds of people separate you on the beach!
Blue Agave
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Balcony Bar will be a great starting point for this year’s Réveillon on Copacabana beach as it’s located right on Av. Atlantica! Enjoy a cocktail overlooking the ocean and watch the scenery change as the local buzz starts to turn into a party.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Caroline Café (Lagoa)
Off the beaten path lies Caroline Café. For those attending the Jockey Club Réveillon, this may be a great starting point for you to meet with friends and watch the sunset on Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.
Caroline Café
Rua J. J. Seabra 10, Jardim Botânico – Tel: (21) 2540-0705
Entrance: Not available at time of press

NEW YEAR’S EVE (Réveillon) :

Copacabana Beach (Copacabana)
The most famous beach in the world, Copacabana Beach, is known for its annual Réveillon party. This beach party hosts two million people dressing in white spraying champagne under fifteen minutes of jaw dropping fireworks. Check for details on stage performances. David Guetta to perform on the main stage outside of Copacabana Palace
Copacabana Palace
Av. Atlântica, 1702 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2543-0438
Entrance: Free

Forte de Copacabana (Copacabana)
Watch the best firework show in Rio in first row as the fort goes further out into sea, you can see all of Copacabana Beach! With Bateria de Escola de Samba and djs such as Dj Shark and Dj Janot, you’re sure to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience.
Forte de Copacabana
Praça Coronel Eugênio Franco, 1 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7070
Entrance: Free

Pão de Açúcar (Urca)
“Success for five years, the” Sugar Loaf New Year “the city and promises to stir great energies to emanate from his early years. Tickets may include open bar specials, buffet from the restaurant Zozô, and breakfast. From one of the best views of Rio, Pão de Açúcar hosts its annual Réveillon party.
Pão de Açúcar
Avenida Pasteur, 520 – Urca – Tel: (21) 2542-9665
Entrance: Starting at R$620

Jockey Clube da Gávea (Gávea)
For a traditional and familiar Réveillon, Jockey Clube da Gávea will host its annual festivities. Kids are welcome at this party, as the club will have entertainers and youth staff to look after them. The party starts at 9PM with music by Monobloco Show, Groove Box band and DJs.
Jockey Clube da Gávea
Rua Mario Ribeiro, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2239-1749
Entrance: Starting at R$250 for Women, R$290 for Men

Rocks at Arpoador (Arpoador)
For some that are living on a budget and hoping to see the fireworks without the crowds, a few friends and refreshments brought to Aproador rocks might be just the right solution. From here the fireworks can be seen in the skyline, and it is easy to get in and out.
Rocks at Arporador
Entrance: Free


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