The Olympic Games are here and there will be a lot of parties going on. The schedule is packed with events happening all over the city: at the Olympic Boulevard, at the National Houses, on the street and at exhibitions, and also in hotels. The rooftops of the main hotels in the city have organised a real marathon of events, and with a great advantage: spectacular views and top service, which aren’t just exclusively for their guests. These five rooftops in Rio hired DJs, Brazilian groups and International bands to liven up the parties for cariocas and tourists during the Olympics.
A post-card picture of Rio. The exclusive swimming pool of Hotel Fasano will be available for non-guests by reservation (21.3202-4000) and with a fee of R$100. Starting on August 5 th and ending on the 21 st , from 8pm until 1am. On Fridays (5 th , 12 th and 19 th ), the rooftop, which has a mesmerizing view of Arpoador, Ipanema, Leblon and Morro Dois Irmão, will have shows of the group Samba de Lei. All other days there will be lounge music. If you don’t want to pay entrance, you can enjoy Baretto-Londra, the bar on the ground floor of the hotel, which on Thursdays (11 th and 18 th ) has the event D-Jazz, with tributes to Chet Baker and Stan Getz respectively.
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Imagine seeing Arpoador, Ipanema and Leblon from the 23 rd floor of a beautiful
hotel by the sea? A privilege of those who go to the rooftop parties at Caesar
Park Ipanema, managed by Sofitel. The bar puts on a different attraction every
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 7pm to 2am. The schedule includes, Brazilian music with Noites do Norte (on the 4 th ), Bossa Nova Tropical (on the 19 th ), DJ MAM (on the 12 th ), among others, and the DJs Vivi Reis and Pachu, playing international dance floor hits. Renato Tavares, a prized bartender, created a menu of special drinks made with Bacardi to accompany the party. There are some stand out cocktails among them; “Ela é Carioca”, with cachaça, pineapple, passion fruit and honey, and “Da Floresta”, with cachaça, açai, lime and guaraná powder. The tickets are available by pre-reservation exclusively on this site for R$60.
4 th – Noites do Norte (Mig Martins, Davi Mello, Chico Oliveira, Maurício Calmon)
The charming boutique hotel, on the top of Morro do Cantagalo, has a busy schedule, which is made even better with a view of the community and Copacabana. From the 4 th , the pool area receives Florería Atlantico, a highly regarded Buenos Aires bar, named, more than once, “Best Cocktail Bar in Latin America”. Exclusive drinks and dishes, created by the Argentines, arrive on the rooftop, which on Sundays will always have a guest DJ for a great late afternoon session, from 5pm to 1am. On Fridays, the action takes place in a different part of the hotel, which is full of ‘bossa’. The party Sexta De Clubhouse, happens weekly, in a beautifully decorated dancefloor, with the following schedule: Karina Zeviani, a Brazilian singer who was part of the group Nouvelle Vague, and Markinhos Mesquita (on the 5 th ); the North-American Tee Cardaci (on the 12 th ); Rapha Lima and Nicole Nandes (on the 19 th ), always from 9pm to 3am. It costs R$100 to get into both events, and the value is convertedto bar credits. (RSVP: RSVP@clubhouse.com).
From the 5 th to the 21 st of August, always from 5pm to 10pm, the beer brand Jeffrey, will put on daily parties on the rooftop of the Golden Tulip Rio hotel in Copacabana, facing the sea. There will be events 17 days in a row. Some of the highlights in the schedule are: Festa Noites Tropicais (6 th ), Jesuton and Festa Novo Romance (13 th ), Silvia Machete and Vulgue Tostoi DJ Set (19 th ), and Festa Manie Dansante (20 th ). Besides the music, there will also be a photo exhibition of Rio, by Gilberto Pestolozzi. Entrance is free, but there is a limit to capacity.
There’s going to be three exciting weekends at the FM Hall rooftop, which has an amazing view of Baía de Guanabara, with some parties in the end of the afternoon, and others going on through the night. This brand new venue is on the top of Bossa Nova Mall and Prodigy Hotel, which are part of the project to expand Santos Dumont airport. The schedule includes: Bailinho (5th, 12 th and 19 th ), Rio Sunset Open Bar (6 th ), Spanta Neném (7 th and 21 st ), Cordel Estrelado (13 th ) and the closing event on the 20 th .