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.
Baile do Odisseia @ Teatro Odisséia (Lapa) – Teatro Odisséia is set to host a huge party tonight, with two dancefloors, one featuring Carioca funk and the other playing just rock. Expect plenty of air guitar and twerking.
They are promising free shots on stage, lots of glitter and a competition for the best air guitar and best baile funk dancing. The DJs on the funk floor will be DJ Julio Himself and DJ Dí Andrade, while on the rock floor there will be DJ Marcus Rodrigues.
Tickets are between R$10 – R$40 and the night gets going at 11PM.
Baile do Odisseia – Avenida Mem de Sá 66 – Lapa
For more information, try the event page.
Jazz @ The Maze (Catete) – Since 2005, every first Friday of the month is the most traditional jazz night in Rio de Janeiro, courtesy of The Maze. For six consecutive years they have been listed by Downbeat magazine as one of the 150 best Jazz venues in the world.
Tonight will feature the usual high-quality live jazz plus authentic Indian food courtesy of ‘Hoje tem curry,’ plus one of the best views of Rio.
Tickets are between R$40-R$50 and the night starts at 10PM.
Jazz – Rua Tavares Bastos, 414/66 – Catete
For more information, head to the event page.
Intima na cabine @ Comuna (Botafogo) – Residents of Intima take over the Commune DJ booth this Friday, February 1, for a night featuring plenty of disco and house!
The line-up will include Florence Massé, Sean Diss, Victor Dirami, and Gui Toledo.
This free event will begin at 7:30PM.
Intima na cabine – Rua Sorocaba 585 – Botafogo
For more information, see the event page.
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) 3592-9271/7544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
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