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 Que Eles Querem (Lapa) – Tonight, the ladies of samba take over bar A Paulistinha in Lapa for another round of female-powered Brazilian music.
This night will be extra special as they will be filming the event. Entry is free and the music should kick off at around 5PM.
A Paulistinha – Av Gomes Freire, 27 – Lapa
Check the event page for further details.
Despretenx 7 Anos (Copacabana) – At Fosfobox in Copacabana, they are celebrating seven years of Despretenx parties with seven amazing DJs who will be filling the dancefloor from 11PM until the early hours.
Anyone who has a birthday in June, and valid ID, gets in free! Otherwise entry is between R$20-R$50. And patrons are encouraged to ‘dress in the way that they can’t anywhere else.’
Fosfobox Bar Club – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana
Visit the event page for more information.
The Wizard Express ϟ Diretamente de Hogwarts ϟ (Lapa) – For fans of the most famous bespectacled wizard, this Harry Potter-themed party promises to be a wild and magical night.
Hosted at Lapa’s Teatro Odisséia, there will be DJs, a themed souvenir store, photo opportunities, interactive games, activities and much more! Tickets are between R$20-R$40 and the night begins at 11PM.
Teatro Odisséia – Avenida Mem de Sá 66 – Lapa
For more information, go 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 the mostly English-speaking crowd which frequents the establishment.
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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