Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – After an epic New Year’s Eve most likely everyone is nursing a hangover, but with the sun shining there is really no better option than hitting the beach, and there is no better beach-side bar than the Blue Agave in Ipanema.
The open air local is a great place for tasty Mexican food, cold drinks and watching live sports. It also has English-speaking staff and is a popular expat hangout. The best part is it’s just around the corner from Post 9 in Ipanema, making it perfect for popping in before, during and after the beach.
Odisseia de Verão (Lapa)
The first night of the year is offering FREE admission for anyone with the name on the event Facebook wall! The drinks will be flowing and dancefloor heaving with DJ Otávio Enygma (Bagaceira/Ordinária) and DJ Julio Himself (Pagode Anos 90 / Surububa).
Teatro Odisséia – 5PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 66 – Lapa
Entrance: Free to R$10
Funkzin com Mr. Vox na ressaca de Reveillon (Ipanema)
To start 2018 on the right foot, vocalist of the Bloco da Favorita Mr. Vox will perform a live vocals in a live funk Carioca funk show with current classics and hits. In the intervals Dj Mondraga will play a lot of hip hop, pop and hits of the world tracks.
Barzin Rio Live – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
RIXXA O Pavarotti do Samba (Lapa)
The Pavarotti of Samba leads a samba “over dose” with a three-hour samba show that combines the impact of Rixxa’s voice with the rhythmic beat of the samba schools. The roda de samba shakes Lapa with great percussionists, in a joint of Zeca Pagodinho’s band, portraying the rehearsals of the samba schools.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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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
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is a great place for good Mexican food, drinks and live sports. It also has English-speaking staff and is a popular expat hangout. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
Yndú Lounge (Leblon)
With chilled out vibes during the week and a selection of top DJs playing shows at the weekends, the newly-opened Yndú Lounge in Ipanema is a great option to kick back. With a selection of drinks and tapas, the bar is quickly becoming one of Leblon’s best watering holes.
Yndú Lounge – 6PM
Rua Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321 – Leblon – Tel: (21) 3083-6486