We have the top three picks for this Monday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.
Réveillon The Rock Bar 2019 @ The Rock Bar (Jardim Botânico) – The Rock Bar are throwing their unique Réveillon (New Year’s Eve) party with an open bar and open buffet. This is the place to step into 2019 on the right foot and in the best rock’n’roll style.
Located in the heart of one of Rio de Janeiro’s most picturesque neighborhoods, this party promises twelve hours of celebration plus their very own special fireworks display. For music, there will be resident DJs to rock the dancefloor at the opening and intervals, plus the Black Monkees Band with the best and greatest hits from The Beatles’ back catalog – and the Band Purano, who will be playing their acclaimed tribute to Pearl Jam. And all this plus breakfast at 6AM.
Tickets are available from R$470 and the night gets going at 8PM.
Réveillon The Rock Bar 2019 – Rua Jardim Botânico, 1.011 – Jardim Botânico
For more information, try the event page.
Réveillon Casa Rio Me @ Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim (Ipanema) – The charming Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim will be transformed into Casa Rio Me in order to throw one of the best electronic New Year’s parties in Rio’s ‘Zona Sul’ (South Zone).
Located in one of the most privileged areas of the city, Av Vieira Souto, the public will receive a bracelet with free access to the beach, so that they can jump the waves in the sea or watch the famous fireworks on Copacabana beach. The music line-up includes many giants of the electronic music scene, including Flow & Zeo, DJ Nepal, and Felipe Fella, as well as the Belgian project LouLou Players.
The party will also include an open bar of sparkling wine, beer, vodka, energy drinks, gin, whiskey, juices and a tasty buffet of pastas, meats, salads and appetizers, as well as dessert and breakfast served from 4AM.
This party starts at 9PM and tickets are available from R$560.
Réveillon Casa Rio Me – Av. Vieira Souto 176 – Ipanema
For more information, head to the event page.
Réveillon do Bar Bukowski 2019 @ Círculo Militar da Praia Vermelha (Urca) – For the third year in a row, Bar Bukowski, Rio’s oldest house of rock, will host the city’s most rock’n’roll New Year’s Eve. In addition to resident DJs, there will also be a concert by Brazilian rocker Nando Reis plus support from the band Black Circle.
The party will have an open bar with the best drinks brands and a delicious buffet. Taking place in Urca, one of the most charming districts of Rio, this party is easily accessible and next to a beach that is among the most beautiful in the whole city. There will also be music courtesy of the resident DJs across two dancefloors, and many extras such as a barber shop, women’s area, massage parlour, plus a special, new kids’ zone.
Tickets start from R$570 and the night gets going at 9PM.
Réveillon do Bar Bukowski 2019 – Círculo Militar da Praia Vermelha – Urca
For more information, check out the event page.
LOUNGES, BARS & PUBS:
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 who 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
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
Blue Agave Copa (Copacabana)
As well as great drinks and authentic Mexican food, the Blue Agave bar in Copacabana is one of the best places to watch live sports. Make sure to check out the original Blue Agave located in Ipanema also.
Blue Agave – 6PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana– Tel: (21) 3592-9271
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Monday to Friday, Happy Hour is from 6PM to 8PM and Mondays are half-price steak nights starting at 8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs) – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
Located in a charming house at Maria Quitéria Street, its sophisticated drinks and dishes are undoubtedly worth a try. You will also enjoy Nosso if you are a rum lover: their rum drinks, with labels from Cuba and Jamaica, are the house specialties.
Nosso – 7PM
Rua Maria Quitéria, 91 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 99619-0099
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