We have the top three picks for this Saturday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.
Studio Nº7 Maroon 5 Tribute @ Jack Daniel’s Rock Bar (Gávea) – Jack Daniel’s Rock Bar has recently relocated to the Jockey Club in Gávea and they’re putting on many fine events to make themselves known.
This is a free concert by Maroon 5 tribute band, ANIMALS. Just be aware that football shirts, vests and flip flops are prohibited within the Jockey Club.
However, this is sure to be a rocking way to spend Saturday night. This bar has everything you could need, pool tables, table football, excellent cocktails, food trucks and big TVs to watch the football if you come early.
Studio Nº7 Maroon 5 Tribute – Rua Jardim Botânico, 1,011, Espaço ExC. (Inside the Jockey Club) – Gávea
The concert starts at 8PM – for more information, check out the event page.
Lagoa Sunset @ Terraço Lagoa (Lagoa) – Terraço Lagoa is known for putting on a good party, and they’re pulling out all the stops for the world cup. Come and see the beautiful sunset over Rio’s Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, and then stay for the party.
They’ve been waiting four years for the world cup to come back and so this party is not going to be one to miss. Organized by Scheeeins and CarnaCopa, who are putting on some of the biggest and best events in Rio right now, this promises to be a highlight of the weekend.
There will be music from Rodrigo Sá, Tucho, Manza Show, Lorenzo Caliento, Gudi and Lucce.
Lagoa Sunset – Av. Borges de Medeiros 1424 – Lagoa
The party starts at 5PM, and for more information visit the event page.
Arnaldo Antunes @ Circo Voador (Lapa) – After announcing his new album in April, the great moment has come to show the world his offspring.
On Saturday, June 16th, Arnaldo Antunes will present live onstage at Circus Voador his 15th solo album, “RSTUVXZ”, or, as the musician himself has called it, ‘Rock Samba TUVXZ’, referencing the two rhythms at work in his music.
Opening for him will be an artist Arnaldo knows very well: Curumin. He knows him well for Curumin was the producer of the new album, and will be showing for the first time his fourth album, ‘Boca’ which was also released to critical acclaim.
This show is one for fans of contemporary and inventive Brazilian music from a modern cult figure.
Arnaldo Antunes – Rua dos Arcos s/n – Lapa
Tickets are between R$40-R$100 and the show starts at 10PM – for more information, visit the event page.
LOUNGES, BARS & PUBS:
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 – 1AM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Located just around the corner from Posto 9, Blue Agave in Ipanema is well known for great Mexican food, drinks, and for broadcasting live sports. Additionally, most of the wait staff and crowd speak English.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
Delirium Tap House (Ipanema)
Run by Delirium, prestigious Belgium label that has already been awarded as the best beer in the world, the bar offers twenty different beer taps.
Delirium Tap House – 5PM
Rua Nascimento Silva, 51 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3795-4594
Entrance: See venue for details.
Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a wide choice of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its trendy atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
For all things cachaça go here; it’s their specialty. They offer great caipifrutas and caipirinhas in a relaxed, trendy setting.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2239-1542
Yndú Lounge (Leblon)
With chilled out vibes during the week and a selection of top DJs playing shows at the weekends, the newly-opened Yndú Lounge in Ipanema is a great option to kick back. With a selection of drinks and tapas, the bar is quickly becoming one of Leblon’s best watering holes.
Yndú Lounge – 6PM
Rua Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321 – Leblon – Tel: (21) 3083-6486
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