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

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

VIZU @ Cidade Das Artes (Barra da Tijuca) – After forty editions, and more than sixty-thousand people having shared in this unique experience, Vizu returns to Rio just in time for Carnival, bringing friends such as Tropkillaz, DJ Zeh Pretim and The Otherz, together with many special guests to ensure this is one of the best parties of the Carnival season.

Music will be provided by Tropkillaz, Wc no Beat, DJ Zeh Pretim, Vitor Sobrinho (BH), The Otherz (BH), Saraiva, Luckas, and Tirre. While there will also be an open bar featuring premium beers and spirits to keep the crowd happy and hydrated.

Tickets are available from R$240 and the party should start at 11PM.

VIZU – Avenida das Americas, 5300 – Barra da Tijuca

For more information, head to the event page.

Mardi Gras @ Morro da Urca (Urca) – At Carnival 2019, Mardi Gras will take over one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world. And from there they will build a party that will go beyond the wildest expectations. It has been sold out in the last eight years and this time will prove to be no different. Costumes are mandatory!

For drinks, there will be a premium open bar featuring such brands as Cîroc, Johnnie Walker Red Label, Tanqueray, Jagermeister and much more. Plus there will be prizes for the best costumes, including: best costume, best couple, funniest, scariest, best group, sexiest – and for those who are too lazy to dress-up, be warned, there will also be an award for worst costume. The party will also feature a roster of top DJs to keep things going until breakfast time.

Tickets are available from R$470 and the night should kick off at around 10PM.

Mardi Gras – Avenida Pasteur – Urca

For more information, try the event page.

Gruta @ Bar do Nanam (Centro) – The Portal reopens for Carnival with a rhythm of celebration and struggle. “No power will make us
stop, the streets are meant for dancing.” This is a great event for those coming from, or going to, blocos.

Line-up confirmed so far: Kotoe, Reple (Sonido Trópico), San Ignacio (Fertil Discos), Alma Linda, Zebra Centauri, TSFN (Gruta) and Victor Lins (Gruta).

This party is free and will start at around 8PM.

Gruta – Beco das Artes – Centro

For more information, go to the event page.

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


Comuna (Botafogo)
Botafogo’s favorite bar for undergrad students and hipsters. Comuna is famous for its homemade burgers and variety of beer labels.
Comuna – 7PM
Rua Sorocaba, 582 – Tel: (21) 3579-6175
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)
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.

Dida Bar e Restaurante (Tijuca)
Specialized in Afro-Brazilian and African food, Bar da Dida is a great option for authentic, soulful food one cannot find in any corner. Make sure to try one of its finger food that have already participated in the “Comida di Boteco” contest.
Bar da Dida – 12PM
Rua Barão de Iguatemi, 408 – Tijuca – Tel: (21) 2504-0841
Entrance: Free

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