Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Saint Patrick’s Day, on Saturday, March 17th, is an Irish tradition honored and celebrated in most corners of the world including Rio de Janeiro. This year however, alongside the many parties due to take place in the city’s Irish pubs and bars, Ministry of Sound, Britain’s best known club and dance music brand, is bringing St. Patrick’s day to Rio’s Estação Leopoldina for what promises to be a night to remember.
Ministry of Sound (Center)
Saint Patrick’s Day, on Saturday, March 17th, is an Irish tradition honored and celebrated in most corners of the world including Rio de Janeiro. This year however, alongside the many parties due to take place in the city’s Irish pubs and bars, Ministry of Sound, Britain’s best known club and dance music brand, is bringing St. Patrick’s day to Rio’s Estação Leopoldina for what promises to be a night to remember. Line up (e.g.): Irish Shane Kehoe, Brazilian Wax Live and Johnny Glovez.
Tickets – 10PM
Duque de Caxias – Center, Tel: (21) 3497-4884 or email: email@example.com
Entrance: R$70 women, R$90 men
7 Day Weekend- St. Patrick’s Extravaganza! (Copacabana)
7 Day Weekend is celebrating not only four years of parties, but St. Patrick’s Day too! What better way than to drink like a fish and dance the night away. Famous electronic duo Database will be killing it on the main floor, while residents Roberto Cruz, Laura Tardin, and Fild play indie rock and Irish music upstairs!
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 until 1AM or if wearing green, R$35 after 1AM without guest list
In Britain Party (Botafogo)
In the spirit of all things British, rock out at this themed party. Calling all boys from Liverpool, all the girls who thought you want be my lover, you gotta get with my friends and also, why not, all of Grinfinória and Abbey Road too?
Pista 3 – 11PM
Rua São João Batista, 14 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$15 with guest list until 12, R$20 with guest list after 12, R$25 without guest list
Banda Beko do Maia (Lapa)
The group Banda Beko do Maia knows what its doing. Leader JB Maia is also drummer of the famous Zeca Pagodinho for over twenty years! Good samba for sure!
Sublime Relicário– 8PM
Rua Gomes Freire, 773 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-9824
Ponto da Bossa Nova (Copacabana)
On a lively street sprinkled with bars, Ponto da Bossa Nova is a cozy wood-lined space with a small outdoor patio that makes a peaceful spot during the day, and the jumpin’ scene you’re looking for at night. True to its name, there’s live bossa nova on Tuesday and Saturday nights.
Ponto da Bossa Nova – 11:30 AM
Rua Domingos Ferreira, 215, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2235-4616
Pedro Luis and Mariana Aydar (Lapa)
Authentic and rich musicality, Pedro Luis and Mariana Aydar take center stage in at Circo Voador.
Circo Voador – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: tickets range from R$30 to R$60
PUBS & BARS:
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Live music starting at 5:30 PM and nightly drink specials; Great lunch specials. Check their website for latest promotion.
Balcony Bar 5:30 PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541-8381
Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Blue Agave – 12PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, especially with St. Patrick’s Day! Watch out how much you put down with live music, sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 9:30PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: Check for nightly prices
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas. For those summer days.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Call for nightly prices
Caroline Café (Lagoa)
The Caroline Cafe is the most well known pub in Jardim Botânico, premised on the idea of merging modernity with casual chic. Located in the heart of Jardim Botânico, with beautiful sunsets at Dois Irmãos.
Caroline Café – 11AM
Rua J. J. Seabra 10, Jardim Botânico – Tel: (21) 2540-0705
Entrance: Contact venue
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