Category Archives: Night Life

Party at Pacha Floripa

Pacha is one of those famous ‘posh’ night clubs that have locations all over the world so of course they had to have a location in Florianopolis.  Since it is located between the airport and Jurere I would recommend taking a cab since I highly doubt you will want (or be able) to drive home […]

Floripa: Where to day party

Sunday- Fun Day, Boozy brunch, whatever you want to call it, who doesn’t like to drink and dance on tables during the day?! In New York people flock to Lavo Champagne Brunch, Day and Night, Eat Yo Brunch, Brasserie Beaumarchais, Le Bilboquet, PH-D at Dream Downtown and of course Bagatelle’s brunch.  If you like ‘day parties’, electronic music and seeing beautiful […]

SP: Rotating concert series in the park: Soul Set

One thing I miss about New York in the summer is going to outdoor concerts in the park (yes I am aware that there are concerts held in a number of the parks in NY but you know what I mean). Dancing and drinking outside all afternoon while jamming to your favorite band or DJ; […]

Favela party in Vidigal

If you suggest going to a party in a favela to a Brazilian the typical response is ‘no chance’ and then they will go on to tell you about being safe etc.  Since the pacification,things have changed, at least in some of the neighboring favelas and new party venues have sprung to life.  There is […]

Beachfront dining and drinking at Astor

I must admit when I first moved to Rio, almost 2 years ago I had expected to see lots of cool and lively ‘beach front’ restaurants, not the case.  For those of you who have seen pictures of the beaches in Rio you will see that there are in fact a number of restaurants lining […]

The Dias Ferreira of Barra: Olegario Maciel

Living in Zona Sul if you are in the mood for a nice dinner you will probably decide to wander down Dias Ferreira in Leblon as it features restaurants like: Quadrifoglio Cafe, Esch Cafe, Sushi Leblon and more; I live close by so have covered most of the restaurants lining the street.  What happens when […]

Trendy new club in Lapa: Leviano Bar

Feel like spending the night drinking fancy cocktails and dancing in Lapa? Saturday head over to Leviano Bar at the beginning of Mem de Sá in Lapa by Arcos.  Trust me, the wild lights and huge scene outside will grab your attention immediately! If you are hungry or in the mood for some fabulous people watching, grab a seat outside […]

German biergarden and gastronomic complex in Teresopolis

We are only half way through the year I have discovered 2 amazing beer breweries in Rio: Cervejaria Bohemia and Villa St Gallen (also known  Terezópolis Gold).  In the neighborhood of Alto in Teresopolis, you will find Villa St. Gallen, an incredible microbrewery-miniature town-gastronomic complex which is inspired by the architecture of southern Germany.  Seriously, you will completely forget you are in […]

Chic roof top bar in Jardim Botanico: Paxeco Bar

Since it is summer, New Yorkers are flocking to posh rooftop bars like 230 Fifth, and the Gansevoort roof.  To get their ‘trendy roof top’ fix carioca’s head to Paxeco Bar which is located on top of Restaurant Couve-Flor in the heart of the Jardim Botanico.  Paxeco  is wide open which provides for great views of Jardim Botanico and Christ […]

Limited edition: Absolut Rio

For those of you who like vodka, you have to check this out!!   Absolut Vodka just launched a limited edition flavor Absolut Rio!! Absolut has honored a number of cities with its ‘City Series’ however this is the first time a Latin American country has received a unique bottle!  The bottle was designed by Osklen designer Oskar Metsavaht, and the vodka […]