We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.
Matriz Open Bar Pré Reveillon @ Casa da Matriz (Botafogo) – The Matrix Open Bar arrives with its special New Year’s Edition, with plenty of Budweiser, gin and tonic, caipirinhas and caipivodkas, plus soft drinks and water all night long. Plus, there’ll be an extra special fifty liters of artisan choppe beer to kick things off.
On the first dancefloor there will be the sounds of DJ DK, founding partner of Casa da Matriz. Then, from 2AM, DJ Iggor Arehnds comes playing all the tracks that remind us of our adolescence and a lot of pop rock for people to dance to and sing along. On the second dancefloor, DJ trendsetter Lali Moss will present a set of pure pop, along with DJ Luana Paiva, another creator of Casa da Matriz who brings that funky carioca balance.
Tickets are between R$40 – R$80 and the night gets going at 10PM.
Matriz Open Bar Pré Reveillon – Rua Henrique de Novaes 107 – Botafogo
For more information, head to the event page.
Pré-reveillon Samba do Leblon @ Rayz Beach Point (Leme) – This will be a lovely traditional way to spend the night before new year’s eve, with live music courtesy of Samba do Leblon plus DJ Dropê spinning some Brazilian classics late into the night, and all this accompanied by a wonderful view and some great food too.
This free event starts at 5PM.
Pré-reveillon Samba do Leblon – Av Atlântica 350 – Leme
For more information, go to the event page.
Ultima Rave na Ru antes do Apocalipse @ Bar do Nanam (Centro) – This Sunday will be the last rave on the streets before 2019 begins with all that it entails. Bar do Nanam’s new slogan is ‘Difficult Times Require Furious Dances.’
This party promises a huge line-up, including Alexiz BcX (ÖRGAN1C / Burn Energy), Rodrigo Cavalcanti (Balkanica / Junkie Session), Davi Våth (Orgun. / (ÖRGAN1C), Ricardo hds (ÖRGAN1C), Mateus tuK (BRĘU / ÖRGAN1C), PaoLLa B (HEALS / Prisma Techno), Valentina Luz (MAMBA NEGRA / coletividade.NÁMÍBIÀ), Victor Costa (A_Busca / AME), Igor (Terraço), Victor Lins (Gruta), TSFN (Manie Gang/Gruta), Linda Green (SP), and Paulina JSZ.
This free event begins at 6PM. The usual courtesies apply of purchasing drinks from the bar and contributing some money to the musicians’ hat as it is passed around.
Ultima Rave na Ru antes do Apocalipse – Beco das Artes – Centro
For more information, try the event page.
LOUNGES, PUBS &; BARS:
Bar Urca (Urca)
Sunday afternoon drinking whilst eating salgadinhos and watching the sunset at Bar Urca is a regular pastime in Rio de Janeiro. This simple establishment on the bayside has been a hit since 1939.
Bar Urca – 11AM
Rua Cândido Gaffrée 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
Adega Pérola (Copacabana)
Preserving a vintage decoration, Adega Pérola’s specialty is its delicious Portuguese-Brazilian finger food, served to you quickly at the bar’s counter area.
Adega Pérola – 11AM
Rua Siqueira Campos, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2255-9425
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Just around the corner from Posto 9, Blue Agave Ipanema is also known for its mostly English-speaking staff and the international crowd which frequents the establishment. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 2PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
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