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.
Baile do Zen @ Barzin Rio (Ipanema) – This Wednesday, enjoy Baile do Zen, with lots of samba-rock covers of Jorge Benjor, Seu Jorge and Tim Maia to name but a few!
Baile do Zen mixes the traditional samba-rock of the seventies with foreign rhythms such as soul, reggae and afrobeat!
In the repertoire will also be a lot of rocking versions of great Brazilians bands like O Rappa, Charlie Brown and Natiruts.
To get you in the mood for a great show there will be a DJ set by Dj Cyro, who will play great hits from Brazil and worldwide. Expect plenty of pop, reggaeton, Brazilian music and funk.
The show starts at 10PM and tickets are between R$20-R$30.
Baile do Zen – Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 75 – Ipanema
For more information, go to the event page.
Karaoke @ Casa da Matriz (Botafogo) – The Karaoke Winter Season has arrived at Casa da Matriz!
Free admission until 11pm with your name on the list. Then after that it’s R$10 with your name on the list or R$20 without your name on the list.
Vitor Medina is bringing his Karaokezin with its extensive songlist filled with hits.
This is set to be a great night out at Casa da Matriz, one of the best alternative nightclubs in Rio, with two dance floors, two bars, pinball machines, crazy decoration and unconventional parties.
Karaoke – Rua Henrique de Novaes 107 – Botafogo
For more information, check out the event page.
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.
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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