St. Patrick’s Day in Rio

•March 16, 2011 • Comments Off on St. Patrick’s Day in Rio

The best option in my opinion is Shenanigans, in Ipanema. Lots of people dressed in green, green beer and lots of Guinness. Lord Jim is also great. Another place I heard that’s great is Lapa Irish Pub, at Lapa. There’s also Mudbug in Copacabana, but I’ve never been there at St. Paddys. Don’t forget to get there earlier than 6pm, some of those places get really packed after working hours. Here is a list of pubs:

Shenanigans Irish Pub
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 112 A – Ipanema
(21) 2267-5860

Lord Jim
Rua Paul Redfern, 44 – Ipanema
(21) 2249-4881

Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa
(21) 2221-7236

Mudbug
Rua Rodolfo Dantas, 16 – Copacabana
(21) 2543-5052
Rua Paula Freitas, 55 – Ipanema
(21) 2235-6847

Big Ben Pub
Rua Muniz Barreto, 374 – Botafogo
(21) 2286-8120

If you’ve heard of Irish Pub at Rua Jangadeiros, 14 – Ipanema, forget it. It closed down.

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Weekend – 4th to 5th June

•June 4, 2010 • Comments Off on Weekend – 4th to 5th June

Upcoming parties:

Quizomba

The gig is tonight (friday) at Circo Voador. The band is in my  opinion the best carnival group. They play every style of music with a group of percussionists. Very nice! The price is R$50, but pay half printing this flyer on the left.

Address: Rua dos Arcos, S/N – Lapa

Sex Becape

Happens at Zero Zero tonight too. The music is hiphop and black played by DJ Sadam. I have no idea about the entrance fee.

Address: Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240 – Gávea

Arraial Casa Rosa

Arraial means a typical party that happens in Brazil in June, usually comes with lots of typical food and drinks. On Saturday there will be one at Casa Rosa starting at 11pm. Some shows are scheduled and there will also be a dj playing. The entrance fee is R$15 until midnight.

Address: Rua Alice, 550 – Laranjeiras

Wedding Party

As the name says, the music in varied like in a wedding in Rio. Some great and old songs and other current songs. The decor is also thematic. It happens Saturday at Marina da Glória and starts at 10pm. The prices are R$80 (woman) and R$120 (man). They have half price for students or if you have a flyer.

Address: Avenida Infante Dom Henrique S/N – Glória

Thursday – 3rd June

•June 3, 2010 • Comments Off on Thursday – 3rd June

AC/DCover

The gig happens at Lapa Irish Pub. Should be nice if you like the band or need a drink! Starts at 10pm and the price is R$10.

Address: Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa

Festa Seis

Translation: six party. Their modo: music without limits and fun without shame! Never being to the party, but the place where it happens, Cinematheque, is nice. I couldn’t find enough info, but the music they play is pop and rock. To pay a little less (R$15 until 1am) you have to register at this site or print this flyer.

Address: Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 53 – Botafogo

Wednesday – 2nd June

•June 2, 2010 • 1 Comment

Tomorrow is a holiday, so tonight the night is young in Rio! Tonight you can jump from one party to the other (both below) for the small amount of R$8, if you’re still having doubts!

Rebolation Party

The party happens at Pista 3 and is known for being really democratic. The djs play rock, pop, hip-hop and funk, and even axé (brazillian music very popular at Bahia)! To pay a little less (R$15 until 1am) you have to register at this site or print this flyer. The regular price is R$25.

Address: Rua São João Batista, 14 – Botafogo

7Day Weekend

The party happens at Casa da Matriz and tonight they will be playing with the girls from a reality show called Nós3. The djs play rock, pop and hip-hop. To pay a little less (R$15 until 1am) you have to register at this site or print this flyer. The regular price is R$25.

Address: Rua Henrique Novaes, 107 – Botafogo

Sunday 17th January

•January 17, 2010 • Comments Off on Sunday 17th January

Bailinho

Bailinho started with a lot of mystery but a lot of brazillian celebrities. Soon, everybody knew what it was. A great party where all sorts of music are played by djs with a lot of good connections (that explains the celebs). The music: Frank Sinatra, Hot Chip, Michael Jackson and mashups. It starts at 8pm since everyone’s got to work on the next day. Prices: R$80 (R$40 with a student card).

Where to buy: Isabela Capeto store (Rua Dias Ferreira, 217); British Colony store (Rua General Dionísio,57); and online at Ticketronic

Address: Armazém 2 (Píer Mauá): Avenida Rodrigues Alves, 10 – Centro

Sundae Tracks

Exclusively on Sundays the house nightclub is great for dancing to hiphop, rock and indie songs on both first and second floor. It’s a house converted into a club with small rooms and colored walls with weird artworks. Anyway, cheap beer and drinks for a nightclub in Rio. No need for dressing up, the dress code is casual and confortable. Starts at 10:30pm and get there early (huge queu). Price: R$20 (print this flyer to get a discount).

Address: Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo

Céu na Terra

The carnival block Céu na Terra will be rehearsing tonight at Centro Cultural do Cordão da Bola Preta. Carnival blocks are these group of percussionists which during the carnival have their street parades and are followed by crowds. They play carnival music which are called marchinhas. I highly recommend to get a taste of Rio in Carnival. Starts at 2pm. Price: R$5.

Address: Rua da Relação, 3 – Lapa

Friday 15th January

•January 15, 2010 • Comments Off on Friday 15th January

Tonight I recommend:

Bloco Volta, Alice!

Tonight at Casa Rosa a carnival show. Before and after the show, dj Fernando and dj Zédoroque will play some dancing samba, funk and black music. At the other dance floor dj Fernando will play black music. The place is a big pink house modified to a party house, with a nice outdoor area and pool tables. It starts at 11pm. The price: woman R$15 and man R$30 before midnight.

Address: Rua Alice, 550 – Laranjeiras

Samba do Mofo

The band Zacaros will be playing tonight at Mofo Lapa. They play samba, pop, soul and samba funk. In the setlist artists like Jorge Ben Jor, Seu Jorge, Farofa Carioca, Tim Maia and Lenine. Before and after the show Dj Tom will play all sorts of music, from rock to samba.

As for the bar, on the ground floor there are tables and chairs where you can sit and enjoy some beers. After long stairs, on the first floor there’s a dancefloor and that’s where the dj and the band play. Great music and great air conditioning. To get to the first floor you have to pay R$20.

Address: Rua Mem de Sá, 94 – Lapa

Parties coming up

•January 14, 2010 • Comments Off on Parties coming up

Festa Americana

The party happens at 16th January at MAM (Museum of Modern Art). In the setlist everyting. Amongst the djs: Roger, Sany Pitbull, Darke (old black music), Lulinha (hip-hop) and Tucho (hip-hop). The prices: from R$40 (women) and R$60 (men). It starts at 10pm.

Where to buy: Auslander stores at Shopping Leblon, Fashion Mall and Rio Design Barra; and online at Ingresso Mais.

Address: Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, 85 – Flamengo

Bailinho

Bailinho started with a lot of mystery but a lot of brazillian celebrities. Soon, everybody knew what it was. A great party where all sorts of music are played by djs with a lot of good connections (that explains the celebs). The music: Frank Sinatra, Hot Chip, Michael Jackson and mashups. It will happen on the 17th and 31st of January. It starts at 8pm since everyone’s got to work on the next day. Prices: R$80 (R$40 with a student card).

Where to buy: Isabela Capeto store (Rua Dias Ferreira, 217); British Colony store (Rua General Dionísio,57); and online at Ticketronic

Address: Armazém 2 (Píer Mauá): Avenida Rodrigues Alves, 10 – Centro

Sapucapeto

Isabela Capeto (famous stylist) and Leandro Sapucahy (music producer) got together and decided to make some carnival music. Along with percussionists they are rehearsing for the main presentation that happens during the Carnival (12th February). For now, you can go to the rehearsals on the 24th January and 7th February. It happens at a club called Jockey from 7pm.

Address: Praça Santos Dumont 31 – Gávea

I love Rio

The party is on the 19th January (from 10pm), one day before a holiday in Rio.  The best of: samba with a samba school called Mangueira, funk with dj Malboro, black music with a band called AfroRio, plus house and more. There will be a vip area with some other djs. Prices: from R$30 (women) and R$40 (men). It happens at Jockey.

Where to buy: Addict store at Shopping Leblon; Foxton store at Shopping da Gávea, Ipanema (Rua Garcia D’Avilla, 147); and Ingresso Certo.

Address: Praça Santos Dumont 31 – Gávea