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.
Goldenshower @ Dissolve (Centro) – This is set to be a huge party at Dissolve’s semi-hidden location in Rio’s city center.
Featuring an illustrious musical line-up including Cashu, Mamba Negra, DJ Jabour and Gabriel Schettini, this party is set to go on until at least four in the morning.
Tickets are between R$15-R$20 and the night should get going at 11PM.
Goldenshower – Via Binario do Porto, 827 – Centro
For more information, consult the event page.
Favela @ Teatro Odisséia (Lapa) – The classic ‘baile funk’ favela party is descending onto Teatro Odisséia in Lapa for one night only this Friday. Expect plenty of treats, such as a street barbecue, alcoholic sacole (ice lollies), shots, a dark room, and open stage for the best dancers.
Music will come from the best carioca funk DJs, Ian Garcez and Breno Pompocelli, who will be playing sets filled with pop, funk, 150bpm, old-school funk, nineties pagode and much more.
Tickets are available from R$10 and the night will start at 11PM.
Favela – Avenida Mem de Sá 66 – Lapa
For more information, try the event page.
RockBash @ Casa da Matriz (Botafogo) – This is the eleventh edition of RockBash, bringing a lot of rock and roll to Casa da Matriz! RockBash is a rock festival, with rock of all kinds, going through all the decades. Their mission is simple, to get you to dance, to sing and not to leave the dancefloor.
The promotion of the night is two-for-one on artisan chope beer until half-past midnight. There will also be free shots throughout the club, tattoos on the second floor, Karaoke on the second floor, an arcade room with ping-pong and pinball and much more!
Tickets are available from R$15 – R$35 and the night gets going at 11:30PM.
RockBash – 107 Rua Henrique de Novaes – Botafogo
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 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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