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.
Bud Basement RJ @ Sacadura 154 (Saúde) – Get ready to enjoy a super night of football, beer, music, and gastronomy with Bud Basement RJ.
Not only will you be able to enjoy the Brazil vs. Bolivia game, but there’ll also be plenty of entertainment courtesy of some of the best blocos from Carnival ’19, including Amigos da Onça and Minha Luz é de Led.
Tickets are R$35 and the evening begins at 7 PM (enjoy an open bar of Budweiser until 8 PM).
Bud Basement RJ – Rua Sacadura Cabral, 154 – Saúde
For more information, check the event page.
Manga Rosa @ Fosfobox Bar Club (Copacabana) – See Manga Rosa invite Márcio Vermelho and Alma Negrot to drop the best tunes on the famous Fosfobox dancefloor.
Vermelho is perfect for you if you like a warm and futuristic sound that has seen this Paulista DJ play Berghain in Berlin and Resident Advisor. Alma Negrot, the voodoo queen cyborg, is also one of the best-known makeup artists in the country and she’s sure to bring the wildness to this very special party.
Tickets are between R$20-R$40 and the party starts at 11 PM.
Manga Rosa – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana
For more information, try the event page.
Quinteto Gabriel Grossi @ Sala Cecília Meireles (Lapa) – Witness a Brazilian legend, Hermeto Pascoal, join the Quinteto Gabriel Grossi tonight for a live musical spectacular.
You’ll be treated to songs from a wide range of composers, such as Heitor Villa-Lobos, Gabriel Grossi, Hermeto Pascoal, and many more.
Tickets are between R$20 – R$40 and the performance starts at 8 PM.
Quinteto Gabriel Grossi – Largo da Lapa, 47 – Lapa
For more information, go to the event page.
LOUNGES, BARS & PUBS:
This eccentric boteco does everything right. With great Brazilian bar food, excellent beer, and a loyal crowd, Bartman also sets itself apart from the competition with its mad decor of kitschy comic book regalia. Try the carne de sol with fried aipim for a real hearty treat.
Bartman – 9 AM
Rua Buarque de Macedo, 83 – Flamengo – Tel.: (21) 2558-6913
Casa da Cachaça (Lapa)
This cultural heritage site of Rio de Janeiro was the first cachaçaria to open in the city, back in 1960. And by the looks of things, they’ve been busy ever since, with over 200 cachaças piled up the walls and hanging from the ceiling. The regular caipirinhas here are a great value and pack a punch. For an interesting twist, try a flavored shot, such as the açaí-infused cachaça.
Casa da Cachaça – 4 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 110A – Lapa – Tel.:(21) 2531-7219
Imaculada Bar e Galeria (Saúde)
A charming old-world bar that hosts music and art exhibitions while serving excellent food and drinks. Located near both Pedra do Sal and Praça Mauá, they offer a hearty feijoada on Fridays and Saturdays, plus live music on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, including karaoke, samba, and jazz.
Imaculada Bar e Galeria – 11:30 AM
Ladeira do João Homem, 7 – Saúde – Tel.: (21) 2283-2747
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