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.
Gaiola! @ Teatro Odisséia (Lapa) – Featuring the best Carioca funk DJs of the moment, an open stage for the best dancers, free popsicles and frozen shots, plus much more, ‘Gaiola!’ at Lapa’s nightlife hotspot Teatro Odisséia is bound to be a wild start to the weekend.
Confirmed DJs so far are Ian Garcez (resident) and Anderson America (puff puff bass / baile da pesada).
Tickets are between R$10 – R$100 and the night will kick off at 11:30PM.
Gaiola! – Avenida Mem de Sá 66 – Lapa
For more information, head to the event page.
Baile Charme @ Museu de Arte do Rio ‘MAR’ (Centro) – This Friday, the ‘Museu de Arte do Rio’ (Rio Art Museum) will host the Baile Charme party with DJ Michell, resident and producer of one the biggest parties in Brazil, Viaduto de Madureira.
The DJ is also known for many other legendary parties such as ‘Prime,’ ‘Errejota’ e ‘Meu Black é Assim.’
Tickets are between R$5 – R$10 and the evening begins at 6PM.
Baile Charme – Praça Mauá, 5 – Centro
For more information, try the event page.
Friday’s Night Tribute presents: Legião Urbana @ The Rock Bar (Jardim Botânico) – This Friday, The Rock Bar will be dedicated to honoring one of the most successful Brazilian rock bands: Legião Urbana.
The band ‘Mais do Mesmo,’ already well-known at the Rock Bar, will be playing all of the band’s biggest hits with plenty of sing-a-longs guaranteed.
Then it’s the turn of DJ Careca to play all the best rock ‘n’ roll tracks until the early morning.
This free event begins at 8PM.
Friday’s Night Tribute presents: Legião Urbana – Rua Jardim Botânico, 1.011 – Jardim Botânico
For more information, check out 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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