Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Get out your best green threads and shamrocks for the special St. Patrick’s Day party at Lapa Irish Pub. The party will be pretty much going all day beginning at 1PM and continuing through the night. Starting at 2AM, all pints of Guiness will be two for one!
Located under the arches, the Lapa Irish Pub attracts a diverse audience, particularly drawing those who love good beer and music. The venue sports a fun, Irish inspired decor, filled with photos, sofas and comfortable armchairs. The bar serves a variety of specialty beers from all over as well as classic traditional dishes such as Irish stew and fish and chips.
Mombojó plays tonight at Circo Voador. This rock ‘n roll band hails from Recife, Pernambuco [in the North East of Brazil]. The band has participated in many festivals and shows in Brazil as well as releasing four CDs since 2004.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Passing on the torch of Saturday night glitz and glamour, 00 presents Stereosound, the new weekly production featuring house and disco. Local and out of town DJs represent on the decks with various styles of house music.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30- R$70
Feeling a little green? Well you will after this night. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Espaço Rampa presents Britânia, a special night featuring music, drinking games, green alcohol and much more surprises you have to see to believe.
Clube de Regatas Guanabara – 11:30PM
Av. Repórter Nestor Moreira, 42 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2295-2597
Entrance: R$25 all night for those wearing green, otherwise R$40
Toca na Surdina (Lapa)
Toca na Surdina creates a different kind of samba, mixing the well oiled sounds of samba with the new sounds of pop, known as samba electronica. Something very different and unique for a style so well known in Rio.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Gijs Andriessen Trio Convidados (Centro)
A pianist and jazz musician, Gijs was born in Holand to a family of musicians and composers. Tonight come hear his original sounds of jazz and blues at Santo Scenarium.
Santo Scenarium – 6:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36 – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
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Guacamole (Jardim Botanico)
Rio welcomes Guacamole with open arms. This festive Mexican restaurant represents Mexico with a beautiful decor and a mariachi band who sings table-side, along with an array of tequila and drink specials.
Guacamole – 6PM
Rua Jardim Botânico, 129 – Jardim Botanico – Tel: (47) 3366-0311
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise and a great local crowd. Known for its live music and happy hour.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 44 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Not available at time of press
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and just drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger. Tonight is a special St. Patrick’s Day celebration, come get your fill with some serious drink specials.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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