Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s New Year’s Eve and millions of revelers are expected to head to the iconic Copacabana shoreline dressed in white to celebrate this year’s Réveillon (New Year’s Eve party).
The event is free and open to the public. This year’s theme, “Rio 450,” will begin the year-long celebrations of the 450th anniversary of the city.
At midnight, barges floating in the Atlantic Ocean will release 24 tons of fireworks, with some expected to rocket over 100 meters above the water.
That’s not all the entertainment the beach has to offer tonight. Beginning at approxiamately 6PM, three temporarily erected stages on the beach will host performances and DJs spinning live.
The main stage, located in front of the Copacabana Palace, will host an opening DJ, Baia Toca Raul, Detonautas,Titãs, Seu Jorge (before the midnight fireworks), and the 2014 Carnaval champion samba school, G.R.E.S. Unidos da Tijuca following the pyrotechnics.
The Santa Clara Stage, located across from Rua Santa Clara, will host an opening DJ, Bossa Cuca Nova, Revelação, Maria Rita (before the fireworks), and Roupa Nova and the samba schools, G.R.E.S. Salgueiro and G.R.E.S. Portela (playing for 25 minutes each) following the fireworks.
Last, but by no means least, the Radio Globo Stage, located on the stretch of shoreline in neighboring Leme, will host DJ Ailton, Grupo 100%, Grupo RP, Leandro Sapucahy, Grupo RP (before the fireworks), and Styllo X and DJ Ailton spinning, following the fireworks.
Plan ahead for transportation as traffic will close on Avenida Atlântica at 3PM and the metro (subway) will be operating on a special holiday schedule with tickets sold in advance that are only valid for one hour periods.
NEW YEAR’S EVE:
Réveillon 2015 @ Alto Vidigal (Vidigal)
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with beautiful views of Rio at night as the Hostel Alto Vidigal hosts its Réveillon 2015 party tonight. Perched atop the Vidigal favela community, Alto Vidigal has expansive views that include Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf Mountain), Lagoa, Ipanema, Leblon, and Niteroi across the Guanabara Bay. Most importantly, the views include the Copacabana firework spectacular. For tonight’s New Year’s Eve celebrations at Alto Vidigal, DJs Chester Cave, Lucius and Beranger will spin the best of lounge, 70s and 80s, funk, soul, house, and deep house. Food will by provided by an Indian buffet with the option of three dishes: Alu Methi (potatoes with dried fenugreek leaves), Chana Masala (chickpeas with Indian sauce), and Murgh Hariyali (Chicken with green curry). Each dish will be served with rice and a salad. Entry fee includes one welcome drink, the Indian buffet and one glass of sparkling wine at midnight.
Alto Vidigal – 8PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Arvrao Tel – (21) 2513-3898
Réveillon do Morro (Urca)
Located on Morro da Urca, the mountain adjacent to the landmark Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf Mountain), the ninth edition of the Réveillon do Morro will include views of the Copacabana fireworks from 396 meters above the water. The band Soul de Quem Quiser will perform live and DJs Janot, João Rodrigo, and Chu will spin the best of samba, MPB and soul.
Morro da Urca
Av. Pasteur 520, Urca – Tel: (21) 2546-8400
Reveillon 2015 @ Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
American-owned Mab’s Restaurant, located on Copacabana beachfront, will host a very special New Year’s Eve party tonight from 9PM to 2AM. The cost of entrance to the event will include appetizers of snacks; releves of shrimp cocktail or salpicão chicken; a main course of tornedor with piamontese or grilled golden fillet with mushroom sauce and capers; and deserts including mini strudels, or mini strawberry pie with whipped cream. Entry will also include an open bar with Brazilian national drinks (imported drinks will be sold separately). One bottle of Champagne will also be distributed to every pair of revelers that arrives at the party.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9PM-2AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: R$475 per person
Rio Réveillon (Gávea)
Tonight the Jockey Club Brasileiro in Gávea will ring in 2015 with the ninth edition of the Rio Réveillon party. The band Groove Box will perform live and DJs Raphael de Luca and Malboro will spin the best of funk. The percussion seciton of the Mangueira samba section will also perform live.
Jockey Club Brasileiro
Rua Jardim Botânico 1003, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2263-5766
Ano Novo da Cave (Arpoador)
Tonight the Cave club in Arpoador will celebrate the first hours of 2015 with the Ano Novo da Cave (Cave New Year) after-party. DJs Pedro Piu, Ananda Nobre, Gorkiz, Dan Lypher and Renato Bastos will spin.
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20,Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
PUBS & BARS:
Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe -Holidays hours today are from 8:30AM to 4PM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
The Lapa Irish Pub will be closed day and tomorrow for the New Year holiday.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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