We have the top three picks for this Thursday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.
The Love Boat Party @ New Mariuzinn (Copacabana) – The Love Boat Party at Copacabana’s New Mariuzinn is one of the craziest parties in Rio and will surely prepare anyone for the weekend.
The preview party starts at 10PM at the club, where there is an open bar between 11PM and midnight, as well as free mini pizzas which will be served every hour to keep everyone well-fed. Party-goers will be able to dance to a range of tunes from house and reggaeton to cumbia, funk carioca and hip hop.
Ticket prices start from R$80 for men and R$60 for women and include the transfer from the Copacabana venue to the Marina da Glória, where the boat party begins.
Arriving at Marina da Glória, a boat with capacity for 120 people will be turned into a floating nightclub where anything can happen! This is a party for the adventurous.
New Mariuzinn Copacabana – Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 435 – Copacabana
For more information, be sure to check the event page.
Beatrice Mason Sings Nick Drake @ Blue Note Rio (Lagoa) – Carioca singer Beatrice Mason will be gracing the stage tonight to launch her third album, ‘NICK,’ a collection of covers from the cult British folk singer, Nick Drake.
Expect soulful renditions of some classic Nick Drake songs, such as ‘Time Has Told Me,’ ‘River Man,’ ‘Northern Sky’ and ‘Pink Moon.’
After taking her second album around the world, Beatrice Mason returned to the studio and her hometown of Rio de Janeiro in order to explore the life and legacy of one of her favorite artists.
Nick Drake was not well-known in his short lifetime, but since his tragic death his songs have been rediscovered and adored by fans the world over.
Beatrice Mason will be accompanied by Pedro Braga and João Arruda on guitars, and the show should start at around 10:30PM. Tickets are from R$40-R$80.
Beatrice Mason Sings Nick Drake – Av. Borges de Medeiros, 1424 – Lagoa
For more information, have a look at the event page.
Classy & John Colt @ Fosfobox (Copacabana) – The Classy party has been going now since mid-2017. They’ve made a lot of noise and won many hearts in with 34 outings, always bringing a strong line up and big tunes.
This is a party for hip-hop lovers. Two of the country’s hottest DJs (DJ King and DJ CIA) will be going head-to-head live, spinning classic hip-hop, bass, trap, dub, dancehall and world groove.
There will also be support from Vinelli, Mayah and Gabi Oliveira. While at the Fosfobar will be Dirty Two, Muca and Art Luv.
Tickets are between R$10-R$30 and the party starts at 11PM
Classy & John Colt – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana
For more information, head to the event page.
LOUNGES, BARS & PUBS:
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
Symposium Bistro (Laranjeiras)
Run by Uruguayan expat José Hodara, the bistro offers the best national and international labels, which can be accompanied by a selection of cheeses, sausages or a main dishes, like the majestic Uruguayan chorizo beef.
Canastra – 6:30 PM
Rua Ipiranga, 65 – Laranjeiras – (21) 2205-3122
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
Pub Escondido (Copacabana)
Those into the pub atmosphere will also love Pub Escondido, a discrete venue with premium beer labels, modern design and a really cool vibe. The pub offers 24 different beer taps, which includes the house’s draught beer, Escondido Weiss, made of wheat.
Pub Escondido – 6PM
Rua Aires de Saldanha, 98 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-9800
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
Blue Agave Ipanema (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
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