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.
Bye Bye Dr. Dunks @ Comuna (Humaitá) – DJ Eric ‘Dunks’ Duncan has lots of stories to tell, with over a thirty-year career as DJ and producer. He is now moving from Rio to Bali and so Comuna have invited the maestro to do a long farewell set. This is a great opportunity to hear the stories of this worldwide dance music icon told by the man himself.
Debuting on the New York electronic scene, Eric Duncan first gained fame with his duo Rug N Tug and remixes from artists such as Todd Terje, LCD Soundsystem and The Beastie Boys. His productions have been published on labels from different corners of the world, and around here, he has skillfully commanded the demanding dancefloors of MOO and Wild.
Dr. Dunks has lain strong roots in Rio during the years he lived here, deep as the friendship and musical partnership he has with his guests tonight: Badenov, resident DJ of MOO; and Rodrigo Peirão, half of the Balako project.
The night is taking place at the intimate new ‘Dama de Aço’ (Lady of Steel) club that has just opened its doors in Humaitá. This should be an unforgettable night for any fans of electronic music.
Tickets are between R$15-R$25 and the night should get going around midnight.
Official Warm-Up: Bunker Festival @ Fosfobox (Copacabana) – Time to warm up for August 25th: the Bunker Festival is coming!
On August 17th, the club that calls itself ‘the most beloved and democratic club in the “Cidade Maravilhosa”‘ opens its doors to warm up the crowd for Bunker Festival.
This great event returns after 18 years, in a new format and location, but with the same message: to use music as instrument of union, to overcome our differences and to show that we are all equal.
Tonight, besides well-known names of the festival, the warm-up will also include the great final of the DJ Contest where the winner that will open the Bunker Festival will be announced.
The line-up includes Pedro Piu, Rodrigo S, Renato Bastos. Plus at the Fosfobar the five finalists of the DJ contest will be battling it out.
Tickets are between R$20 – R$50 and the night kicks off at 11PM.
There will be an open bar until 4AM, offering drinks such as vodka and juice, caipirinhas, beers and much more. Also on offer tonight are the classic cocktails Blue Lagoon and Sex on the Beach!
There are also deals including a double dosage of Budweiser and a double dosage of Chandon for the price of one.
Mariuzinn veteren DJ D’Luccio will be playing funk tune after funk tune. Expect lots of crazy dancing!
Tickets are between R$20-R$80 and look out for special offers on the VIP area and much more. Things should kick off at around 11PM and the night won’t stop until 5AM. So bring your dancing shoes, prepare to shake something and see in the weekend to the sound of Rio: funk!
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)
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 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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