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

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.

Acaba Não Carnavraaau @ (Gávea) – If you thought that the Carnival was going to end on Ash Wednesday then think again. This party is bringing together some great music and one of the most popular blocos for one more night of revelry!

The night will feature the bloco Minha Luz é de Led, plus a live performance from Samba Que Elas Querem, and DJ sets from top DJs. Free glitter and LED gear included!

Tickets are available from R$20 and the party starts at 6PM.

Acaba Não Carnavraaau – Praça Santos Dumont, 31 – Gávea

For more information, head to the event page.

Baile do Saddam @ Fosfobox Bar Club (Copacabana) – Something for the hangover that’s approaching, the most democratic dancefloor of the South Zone of Rio, arrives for its twenty-sixth edition, the day before international women’s day.

As a tribute, only female DJs will be in command of the decks, playing all the best hip-hop and funk tunes until sunrise. On the Fosfobox dancefloor will be Bruna Lennon, Tamy, Flavia Xexeo, and Giordanna Forte. And on the Fosforbar will be Sarah Ferreira and Babi Gazal.

Tickets between R$20-R$30 and the night starts at 11:30PM. Plus, the first fifty people get a free Heineken!

Baile do Saddam – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana

For more information, try the event page.

Love.RS By Night @ Jockey Club (Gávea) – This is a huge ‘Afterbloco’ to celebrate the end of Carnival in style. Head down to Rio’s famous Jockey Club for a night of Carnival style festivities, featuring a huge musical line-up and a premium open bar!

Musical guests include DDP Diretoria, Bloco das Gaúchas DJ Crew, Ana Brasil, Guta Vargas and Mari Krüger, TheBlackHaus, Just Mike, Rapha Lima, and Lucce. Plus the premium open bar will last until 11:30PM.

Tickets are R$60 and the party kicks off at 9PM.

Love.RS By Night – Hipódromo da Gávea: Praça Santos Dumont, 31 – Gávea

For more information, head to the event page.

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


Casa Momus (Lapa)
Run by two Italian expats, Momus’ interior design is already worth the experience. Among Momus’ highlights are its carefully prepared classic drinks, like the bloody mary (R$27), the pisco sour (R$28) and the negroni (R$28).
Casa Momus – 11:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 11 – Lapa – Tel (21) 3852-8250
Entrance: FREE

Mama Shelter (Santa Teresa)
Originally inaugurated in Paris, the boutique hostel and bar offers the perfect environment for enjoying a drink and a snack in style – specially on Fridays and Saturdays, when DJs spin on the house.
Mama Shelter
Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 5 – Santa Teresa – Tel: (21) 3980-0300
Entrance: FREE

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

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Blue Agave in Ipanema is a great place for Mexican food, strong drinks and watching the latest domestic and international sports. They have English-speaking staff and is a popular expat hangout in Ipanema. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 2PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Flashback (Ipanema)
Flashback is a high-end restaurant with plenty of classical music and photos decorating the walls. Tonight, between 7PM and 9PM the restaurant will serve a happy hour with two for one on caipivodkas and Stella Artois. The caipivodkas are made fresh with either lime, strawberry or passionfruit as well as additional herbs added in for a taste explosion.
Flashback – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 33 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2274-7657
Entrance: FREE

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