Articles for Nightlife

Rio’s Festas Juninas – Party Like a Yokel

Rio’s Festas Juninas – Party Like a Yokel June 13, 2011 | Events, Food, free, Kid Friendly, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Forget the sequinned bikinis and spangled headdresses of Carnival, if you want to look the part during Rio’s winter party season you’ll need to channel your inner country bumpkin. That’s because throughout the months of June, July, and August (the Brazilian winter), a country-themed party – complete...

Top Spots to Sip a Caipirinha

May 28, 2011 | Five Star, Nightlife, Romantic, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
It’s the simplest of combinations – sugar cane rum, sugar, lime and ice, but the caiprinha cocktail somehow manages to be more than the sum of its parts. A tangy, refreshing drink that’s just perfect for drinking on a balmy Rio evening, the caipirinha packs a real boozy punch, and has...

Rio’s Arty Party Gets Started This Weekend

May 17, 2011 | Events, free, Kid Friendly, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
This weekend (May 20-22) will see Rio turn into a giant arty party venue as the city hosts the third annual Viradao Carioca event. As in 2010 and 2009, the mega-festival will see a completely free programme of music, dance, theater and cinema events take place across the festival, with the musical emphasis...

Top 10 “Treat Yourself” Experiences in Rio

Top 10 “Treat Yourself” Experiences in Rio April 22, 2011 | Five Star, Food, Hotels, Nightlife, Romantic, What's New | Read More
Global economic downturn, be darned. There are times when you just feel like throwing caution to the wind and blowing the travel budget with a real “treat yourself” experience. And, in super-glamorous Rio de Janeiro,  there’s no shortage of opportunity to splash some serious cash in the...

Top 10 Places to Try a Taste of Brazil

April 21, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
While it would be perfectly possible to spend a break in Rio consuming nothing more adventurous than US-Style fast food (yes, McDonalds and Subway are ubiquitous here too…) to do so would beto miss out on a vast range of deliciously different food and drink. Rio de Janeiro is something of a culinary...

Ten Top Spots to Strut Your Samba Stuff

April 19, 2011 | Events, free, Nightlife, Romantic, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
So you think you can dance? Well Rio de Janeiro is the place to prove it. Give the locals a hint of a beat and a half-inch of floor space and they’ll be jiggling away – feet, torsos, and (most importantly of all) butts all moving in perfect sync. And while there are more dance styles...

Music in Rio de Janeiro

Music in Rio de Janeiro April 8, 2011 | Events, free, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Brazilians need little excuse to break into music There’s no doubt about it – music lovers will be in their element in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilians are an extremely musical race, and the locals make the most of any opportunity to break into song and dance. Even where there are no musical instruments...

Easter in Rio de Janeiro

Easter in Rio de Janeiro April 5, 2011 | Events, Kid Friendly, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Given Rio de Janeiro’s reputation as a 24-hour party city, and the fact that Brazil is largely a Catholic country, Easter in Rio is a surprisingly low key affair. While Easter Friday is a public holiday (at least in principle), public transport operates as usual across the Easter weekend, and many...

Sun Sets on Rio’s Summer Party Season

March 10, 2011 | Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
The samba has been danced, the caipirinhas have been drunk, and Rio de Janeiro is suffering a collective hangover as the city and its residents attempt to recover from the frenzied partying of Rio Carnival 2011. And while die-hard partiers can still find the odd street party taking place in the city...

Lapa – Rio’s Party Central

Lapa – Rio’s Party Central March 2, 2011 | Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
If you’re heading to Rio for Carnival and are looking to party hard, there is one place you will soon be very familiar with – the down and dirty party district of Lapa. While the upscale beach neighborhoods of Leblon and Ipanema are home to sleek and chic bars and restaurants that attract...