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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.

PARTY:
Rio, Eu te Amo @ Biergarten Rio (Centro) – For those wanting a party that goes all day and night, head down to Biergarten Rio.

The newly revamped venue is hosting a declaration of love for Rio, in honor of Dia dos Namorados (Brazilian Valentine’s day) with a huge event.

Starting at 1PM, there will be a warm-up to the big World Cup game of the day, Portugal v Spain, which will be broadcast at 3PM on big screens.

Then at 7PM happy hour begins, with promotions on craft beers, spirits and shots.

And from 10PM, their big party begins, in the spirit of Biergarten declaring their love for the Marvelous City. DJs will include Felipe Guga, Just Mike, Christian K and Rafa M, as well as a performance from Bloco Beija Eu.

There will also be over twenty brands of beer available and an ample food court. This is a party that once you arrive at, you won’t want to leave. With three floors and stunning views of Guanabara bay, the Biergarten is a great place to start the weekend.

Rio, Eu te Amo – Av. Rodrigues Alves, 10 – Centro

For more information, check the event page.

DRINKS:
Caipi Sexta @ Caminhos Language Centre (Ipanema) – Once a month, Caminhos language centre sets up shop on the street and throws a hugely popular street party outside its building.

This is a place where students past and present, teachers, friends and many other expats all congregate to drink Caipirinhas and start the weekend with a bang.

All caipirinhas are only $5 reais with students getting their first drink for free.

Except to meet plenty of friendly and interesting people speaking both English, Portuguese and many other languages. The party starts at 5PM but then usually moves to the popular Ipanema bar, Canastra, and then sometimes even onto legendary jazz club, the Maze.

This is a cheap, cheerful and sociable way to start the weekend.

Caipi Sexta – Rua Farme de Amoedo, 135 – Ipanema

For more information, check the event page.

PARTY:
Arraiá Multicultural do Cordão do Boitatá @ Circo Voador (Lapa) – Another Festa Junina? You betcha!

This is the first edition of the Arraiá Multicultural do Cordão do Boitatá at Circo Voador, and it promises to be quite the party.

With groups such as Agytoê, Afoxé Filhos de Gandhi, Forró do Kiko, Jongo da Serrinha, Carlos Malta + Pife Muderno, this should be unforgettable.

There will also be contemporary samba from Moyses Marques, Marcelinho Moreira, Marina Iris, Nego Alvaro and Mariana Baltar. And for hip hop fans, Flávio Renegado and Ellen Corrêa will bring the fire.

As you can imagine, this is going to be a party with a lot of music and dancing.

Ticket are between R$30-R$80.

Arraiá Multicultural do Cordão do Boitatá – Rua dos Arcos – Lapa

For more information, check the event page.

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LOUNGES, BARS & PUBS:

Winehouse (Botafogo)
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
Entrance: FREE

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
Entrance: FREE

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
Entrance: FREE

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 (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. 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) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

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