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.
Samba nas Ruínas @ Parque das Ruínas (Santa Teresa) – At one of the most beautiful locations in Rio de Janeiro, there will be a ‘roda da samba’ (samba circle) that promises to be a highlight of the 2019 summer season in Rio de Janeiro.
The samba group for today are Efun Oguedê Group.
Tickets are between R$20 – R$40 and the night begins at 6PM.
Samba nas Ruínas – Rua Murtinho Nobre – Santa Teresa
For more information, go to the event page.
Matriz Open Bar @ Casa da Matriz (Botafogo) – The Matriz Open Bar arrives for its fourteenth edition featuring an open bar of Amstel beer, gin and tonics, caipirinhas, caipivodkas, soft drinks and water all night long. Plus, there will be one fifty-liter barrel of artisan chopp.
On the first dancefloor will be Guilherme Schineider, formerly known as Krito, O Cavalo, who will play all the best rocking tunes. Then, from 2AM DJ Iggor Arehnds comes to play a soundtrack devoted to teenage nostalgia. On the second dancefloor will be DJ trendsetter Lali Moss with a set of the best pop. Plus, DJ Luana Paiva, a creator of Casa da Matriz will bring that funky carioca balance to get everyone twerking.
Tickets are between R$40 – R$80 and the night gets going 11PM
Matriz Open Bar – Rua Henrique de Novaes 107 – Botafogo
For more information, try the event page.
1º Festival Ganjah @ Ganjah Lapa (Lapa) – This Friday, Ganjah Lapa will be continuing their first anniversary celebrations with a special concert from MV Bill plus support from Kmila CDD.
DJ Fabio Broa will be kicking things off and he will be joined by Dom Negrone to keep the tunes pumping into the early hours.
Tickets are between R$15-R$20 and the night begins at 9PM.
1º Festival Ganjah – Rua do Rezende, 82 – Lapa
For more information, head to 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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