We have the top three picks for this Friday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.
Soul + Black @ Marina da Glória (Glória) – Marina da Glória, one of the most charming places in Rio de Janeiro, will be the stage of the second ‘Festival de Inverno’ Winter Festival of Rio.
There will be three big events within the same Festival and tonight it kicks off with Soul + Black, presenting some of the hottest names in Brazilian hip hop, funk, soul and R&B.
Featuring live performances from Rael, Emicida, 1Kilo, Kevinho, Livinho and DJ Negralha.
Doors open at 9PM and tickets are available from R$70.
Soul + Black – Av. Infante Dom Henrique, S/N – Glória
For more information, check out the event page.
Arraiá Lagoa Bier Fest (Lagoa) – The Arraiá is coming to the most lively event at Rio’s beautiful Lagoa.
This June/July themed party will feature the best homemade beers and delicious homemade food, besides lots of music and fun!
This event is free entry and starts at 6PM.
There will be quadrilhas (traditional dances) musical performances, animals to adopt, and even a party for pets with costumes.
At 8PM there will be a solo performance by Be Ritto.
Arraiá Lagoa Bier Fest – Av. Borges de Medeiros, 1426 – Lagoa
For more information, check the event page.
Carrossel de Emoções @ Circo Voador (Lapa) – The ‘Carrossel de Emoções’ (Carousel Dance of Emotions) arrives at Circo Voador with a repertoire that mixes pop and funk to make the whole crowd jump up and down.
Live performances by Carrossel de Emoções, Mc Sapão, Enzo Romani and Tchakabum.
Doors open at 10PM and tickets are between R$30-R$60.
Carrossel de Emoções – Rua dos Arcos s/n – Lapa
For more information, head to the event page.
LOUNGES, BARS & PUBS:
Winehouse is a wine bar run by a British expat that has brought an eclectic range of wines to Rio including a mix of fabulous national wines and international favorites. There is also a great selection of nibbles and cheese boards. For those that aren’t too keen on wine, there is plenty of beer and cocktail options too. Happy hour begins at 5PM and finishes at 8PM.
Winehouse – 5PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3264-4101
Void/ House of Food (Botafogo)
Blending culinary, drinks and fashion, the bar/store invites a different chef to prepare a new menu every week. Besides great imported beer labels, it usually serves delicious veggie food and homemade burgers.
Void Botafogo – 11AM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 31 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3593=3326
Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul is a lively bar in Copacabana, famous for its exceptionally cold beers and prawn pastels. It gets crowded there every night, making every day of the week seem like the weekend.
Pavão Azul – 6:30 PM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a great selection of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its nice atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details.
Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is always a great place for Mexican food, drinks and for watching live sport streams and broadcasts. Just around the corner from Posto 9, the bar is also known for its mostly English-speaking staff and the mostly English-speaking crowd which frequents the establishment. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM
Rua Vinicus de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
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