The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Parties

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.

Sem Paixão Não Se Chupa Nem Picolé @ Bar Bukowski (Botafogo) – The night starts at 6:30PM for Happy Hour and until 8PM you don’t have to pay entrance!

There are double doses of imported beer and spirits until 10pm and Karaoke with band until 11pm with a free liquid dose of ̶v̶o̶d̶k̶a̶ courage and prize worth R$200 in value for the best singer of the night!

The entry is usually R$35 with your name on the guestlist or R$55 without.

Sem Paixão Não Se Chupa Nem Picolé – Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo

For more information, check the event page.

Luedji Luna @ Circo Voador (Lapa) – On August 31st, the Circus will be the stage for another double: the phenomenal Luedji Luna launches her album ‘Um Corpo no Mundo’ (One Body in the World) and Bixiga 70 makes their Rio debut, launching their fourth album, ‘Quebra-Cabeça’ (Puzzle).

This promises to be a night of great contemporary Brazilian music at one of the best live venues in town.

Tickets are between R$40-R$100 and the night begins at 10PM.

Luedji Luna – Rua dos Arcos s/n – Lapa

For more information, check the event page.

CLAPS CAVE @ CAVE (Copacabana) – One wild night at the CAVE club in Copacabana, right next to Arpoador.

Tonight there will be two floors featuring many DJs.

On the CAVE main floor (in alphabetical order): Cadu Novellino (Blacksheepz|Muzenga Records), Class G, Dessanti (Musiké Téchne|Acid Fruits), Keskem (Go Deeva Records), Rafael Mazonni (Miami Sessions|relva), Tiago Vieira (Sony Music)

On floor two, the underdogs floor (in alphabetical order): DJ Bernardo Campos (Festa BASE|Underdogs), Etto (Cafe De La Musique Rio De Janeiro), Rodrigo Morgado (Underdogs), Igor Cals & Ian Cals (TROPICALS), Jimmy Souza (Rastropop)

Tickets are between R$15-R$50 and the night starts at 11:45PM.

CLAPS CAVE – Rua Francisco Otaviano, 20 – Copacabana

For more information, check out the event page.

The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Parties


Winehouse (Botafogo)
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
Entrance: FREE

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
Entrance: FREE

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
Entrance: FREE

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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