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.
JAZZ no Beco @ Bar do Nanam (Centro) – Every Wednesday is Jazz night next to Tiradentes square in central Rio. Featuring drummer Guga Pellicciotti with several guest musicians every night, this is the only open-air Jazz in Rio that continues until dawn!
The bar opens at 8PM, with DJs starting at 9PM, then the live jazz starts at 11PM until around 3AM when the DJs are invited back to continue the party until dawn!
As always, this event is free; however Bar do Nanam do ask that people patronise the nearby bars who are the main supporters of this night and contribute to the musicians hat if you can!
JAZZ no Beco – Beco das Artes – Centro
For more information, see the event page.
La Fiesta! New Mariuzinn (Copacabana) – La Fiesta! is the party that is in love with Latin culture.
Several renowned DJs from the Latin scene will be behind the decks for the whole night in the newly renovated New Mariuzinn Copacabana.
With lots of Salsa, Reggaeton, Cumbia and Bachata your Wednesday nights will have a special Latin seasoning.
There will be special offers on Fernet Branca and Pisco Mistral and they will be broadcasting national and internationl football games.
Tonight the person in charge of the Latin rhythms is the famous DJ Cauê Campean, with the mission of getting everyone dancing, with house, hip-hop, brazilian funk and trap guaranteed until the sun rises.
Double measures all night long and free beer and caipirinhas from 10PM until midnight (for two hours!). Tickets are between R$40 – R$50 and the night starts at 10PM.
La Fiesta! New Mariuzinn – Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 435 – Copacabana
For more information and for tickets, visit the event page.
Batalha Nerd @ Barzinga Geek Planet (Centro) – One for all the proud nerds out there. Barzinga will gather Youtubers, site editors and influencers to duel each other in a deadly battle for the award of biggest nerd in Rio de Janeiro.
The event is open to anyone from outside to come with your team, play with some group, or make your own.
Come, name your team, or join one that already exists and win great prizes. There will also be a pop quiz.
The entrance at Barzinga Geek Planet is R$10, or consumption of at least R$20.
Things kick off at 7PM.
Batalha Nerd – Rua Didimo, 80 LJ H – Centro
For more information, check 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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