We have the top three picks for this Wednesday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.
Latin Party @ Pub Kriok (Lapa) – The original party that brought reggaeton to Rio is always ready to bring the disorder.
The night is free and has an open bar of beer and caipirinha until midnight. What more could a party need?
DJs Slim, Bam Bam and Sany are going to be taking over two floors of Pub Kriok and pumping out some of the finest reggaeton, funk and pop all through the night.
On the first floor will be reggaeton, latin pop, world music, hiphop, pop and much more. On the second floor will be merengue, trance, salsa, funk and a whole lot more Miami style rhythms.
After midnight there is a two-for-one offer on caipirinha and catuaba. There will be great photographers capturing the magic, LED light shows, excellent air-conditioning over three floors. This is a night that will go on for a long time (eight years running so far).
Latin Party – Rua Mem de Sá 65 – Lapa
For more info, check the event page.
Al Di Meola @ Teatro Bradesco Rio (Barra) – The incomparable guitar maestro Al Di Meola arrives in Rio to play one night at the Teatro Bradesco in Barra da Tijuca.
Active since the seventies, Di Meola’s blend of jazz, blues and world music on albums such as ‘Friday Night in San Francisco’ have gained him both critical and commercial success throughout the world.
This stop in Rio is part of his ‘Opus Acoustic 2018’ tour, which will feature songs from his famous works such as ‘Elegant Gypsy’ as well as songs from ‘Opus’ and more.
For those who want the best Al Di Meola experience, there are VIP upgrades available that include access to an exclusive sound pass, a ‘meet and greet’ plus a photo with Di Meola and a unique autographed item.
The music starts at 9PM and tickets are available from R$110.
Al Di Meola – Av. das Américas, 3900 – Barra da Tijuca
For more information and tickets, head to the event page.
Jungle FREE @ Jungle Garden Pub (Botafogo) – The ‘most charming forest in Rio’ is offering a night of almost endless happy hours and deals.
First off, it’s free admission. There’s also twenty percent discount on Ceviche and a glass of house wine or sparkling Rio Sol is only R$17,90.
The drink of the night is only R$19,90 and there’s a bucket of beer for only R$37,90.
All the while, DJ Dudv will be keeping the place pumping throughout the night.
Jungle FREE – Rua Martins Ferreira 48 – Botafogo
For more information, check out the event page.
LOUNGES, BARS & PUBS:
Casa Momus (Lapa)
Run by two Italian expats, Momus’ interior design is already worth the experience. Among Momus’ highlights are its carefully prepared classic drinks, like the bloody mary (R$20), the pisco sour (R$22) and the negroni (R$22).
Casa Momus – 11:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 11 – Lapa – Tel (21) 3852-8250
Mama Shelter (Santa Teresa)
Originally inaugurated in Paris, the boutique hostel and bar offers the perfect environment for enjoying a drink and a snack in style – specially on Fridays and Saturdays, when DJs spin on the house.
Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 5 – Santa Teresa – Tel: (21) 3980-0300
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
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
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Blue Agave in Ipanema is a great place for Mexican food, strong drinks and watching the FIFA 2018 World Cup action. They have English-speaking staff and is a popular expat hangout in Ipanema. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 2PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
Flashback is a high-end restaurant with plenty of classical music and photos decorating the walls. Tonight, between 7PM and 9PM the restaurant will serve a happy hour with two for one on caipivodkas and Stella Artois. The caipivodkas are made fresh with either lime, strawberry or passionfruit as well as additional herbs added in for a taste explosion.
Flashback – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 33 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2274-7657
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