Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Rio de Janeiro will welcome in 2018 with the famous Réveillon (New Year’s Eve) celebration on Copacabana Beach.
The biggest free outdoor party in the world and the second biggest holiday celebration after Carnival, the city is expecting over three million people, mostly dressed in white, to gather together on the shoreline to watch this year’s fireworks display.
Entertainers during the event this year will include Anitta, who will take the stage after the fireworks end.
For those not fond of such large crowds, see below for many additional celebrations that will take place throughout the city tonight.
Réveillion (New Year’s Eve):
Réveillion da Casa Mosquito (Ipanema)
The venue that offers some of the Ipanema’s most glorious views from high up with host an unforgettable new year party starting at 8PM. There will be an all-inclusive premium bar with food included. Music will include a Roda de Samba and drums with Márcio Souto and Bloco Spanta Neném, as well as top DJs all night long.
Casa Mosquito – 9PM
R. Saint Roman, 222 – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro – Tel: (21) 3586-5042
New Year’s Eve @ Pura Vida Hostel (Copacabana)
Celebrate the New Year with the Caminhos Language Center crew at Pura Vida Hostel. There will be an open bar and free food with two levels of music and dancing. The location is ideal – near to posto 5 so guests can pop out just before midnight to see the fireworks before going back in to continue the party. The party starts at 10PM and will continue until sunrise the next day.
Pura Vida Hostel – 10PM
Rua Saint Roman 20, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 9811 91789
Entrance: R$300 – R$350
Rio Reveillon 2018 (Jardim Botanico)
The Jockey Club will host the 11th edition of their Rio Réveillon party tonight. Attractions will include DJs, the bateria (percussion section) of the Mangueira samba school, Sapucapeta, and the band Groove Box. The Espaço Exclusive will include Whsiky Chivas, Vodka Absolut, imported sparkling wine from 11:30 PM to 1AM, Santa Dose, mixed drinks with vodka and fruits, Tnt energy drink, beers, fruit juices, and water. The Espaço Lagoa (Lagoa Space) and the Espaço Gávea (Gávea Space) will have Whisky Ballantines, Vodka Absolut, Vodka Skyy, sparkling wine from 11:30PM to 1AM, Santa Dose, mixed drinks with vodka, Tnt energy drinks, beers, sodas, fruit juices and water.
Jockey Clube – 9PM
Rua Jardim Botanico, 1003 – Jardim Botanico
Entrance: See venue
Réveillon Palaphita Lagoa 2018 (Lagoa/Ipanema)
Palaphita Lagoa will host the Réveillon Palaphita Lagoa 2018 party tonight. Attractions will include MC Marcinho, Rodrigo Lampreia, and Bernardo Malta. Food will include grilled fruit, fish, and vegetables, sushi, sashimi, fondue, finger sandwiches, antipastos, cheeses, and more. Drinks will include Grey Goose, Aperol Spritz, Gin Beefeater, Red Bull, sparkling wine, Johnnie Walker Whisky, Sangria, Miller beer, sake, absinthe, mixed drinks, fruit juices, sodas, and water.
Palaphita Lagoa – 9PM
Av. Epitácio Pessoa s/nº, Quiosque 20 – Ipanema – TEL: (21) 2227-0837
Réveillon do Morro 2018 (Urca)
The 22nd edition of Réveillon do Morro will take place on Morro da Urca, the neighboring mountain of Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf mountain). Entertainment will be provided by Party Industry that was created by Baile do Zeh Pretim, Mardi Gras, Fica Comigo, among others. In addition, there will be several other live DJs playing throughout the night. Service includes a buffet with food from the Cota 200 Restaurante and an open bar. Both the Copacabana fireworks and the Praia do Flamengo fireworks can be seen from this venue.
Morro da Urca – 9PM
Avenida Pasteur 520 – Urca – TEL: (21) 2546-8400
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Réveillon no MAM 2018 (Glória)
The Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM) will host the Réveillon no MAM 2018 party tonight in Glória. Atrractions will include Carrossel de Emoções, and DJs Rodrigo Loyola , Gagau Dieckman, and Giordanna Forte. Drinks will include sparkling wine, imported whisky, imported vodka, energy drinks, mixed drinks with vodka, beers, water, and sodas. Attendees of this party can view the fireworks shows from Niterói, Praia do Flamengo and Copacabana.
MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna – 9PM
Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85 – Parque do Flamengo – TEL: (21) 2240-4944
Entrance: R$340 – R$880
PUBS & BARS:
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you want to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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 that aren’t too keen on wine, there is plenty of beer and cocktail options too. Happy hour begins at 5PM and finishes at 8PM.
Winehouse – 5PM
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
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a great selection of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its nice atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Thursdays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs) – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
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 – 9PM
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