The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Parties

We have the top three picks for this Saturday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.

O Baile de Pré-Reveillon @ Mansão Santa Teresa (Santa Teresa) – It’s the end of the year, and it’s time for Santa Teresa to lighten up again. In the late afternoon, with one of the most beautiful views of the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa,’ this is the ninth edition of the Santa Teresa Mansion party.

The music will start punctually at 7PM, with super special drinks, cachaça and some shots distributed for free at around 5:30PM. Music will come courtesy of DJs Juliano Junot, Felipe Guga, Gigga, Yasmin, Rapha Lima, and many others – across four different dance-floors, making this event like one of the craziest house parties ever attended.

Proceedings begin at 4PM and tickets are available for R$120.

O Baile de Pré-Reveillon – Rua Dr Julio Otoni 444 – Santa Teresa

For more information, get to the event page.

Maroon 5 Tribute by Animal’s Cover Band @ The Rock Bar (Jardim Botânico) – This Saturday will see a live set courtesy of Animal’s Cover Band, which will pay tribute to pop superstars Maroon 5.

Following the live gig, DJ Careca will guarantee a set full of rock ‘n’ roll classics to keep the crowd dancing until well into Sunday.

This is a free event and it’s set to begin at 8PM.

Maroon 5 Tribute by Animal’s Cover Band – Rua Jardim Botânico, 1.011 – Jardim Botânico

For more information, try the event page.

BLISS #17 @ Casa da Matriz (Botafogo) – 2018 was kind of crazy, but this is a party to focus on the good stuff and put it all together for one last epic blow-out at Casa da Matriz.

Celebrating the highlights of the year, including Ariana Grande, Drake and the Arctic Monkeys, this party will include a dancefloor filled with pop, hits, indie and funk, plus another dancefloor dedicated to karaoke. There will also be spumante, french fries and plenty more surprises being distributed throughout the night.

Tickets are between R$10-R$15 and the party gets going at 11PM.

BLISS #17 – Rua Henrique de Novaes 107 – Botafogo

For more information, consult the event page.

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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 – 1AM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Entrance: FREE

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a wide choice of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its trendy atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details

Delirium Tap House (Ipanema)
Run by Delirium, prestigious Belgium label that has already been awarded as the best beer in the world, the bar offers twenty different beer taps.
Delirium Tap House – 5PM
Rua Nascimento Silva, 51 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3795-4594
Entrance: See venue for details.

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Located just around the corner from Posto 9, Blue Agave in Ipanema is well known for great Mexican food, drinks, and for broadcasting live sports. Additionally, most of the wait staff and crowd speak English.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
For all things cachaça go here; it’s their specialty. They offer great caipifrutas and caipirinhas in a relaxed, trendy setting.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Free

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