The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

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.

The Congos and The Slackers (Lapa) – The best from Jamaican music will be landing tonight on Lapa: The Congos and The Slackers.

Jamaican group The Congos will be performing their original reggae music, while New York band The Slackers will present the authentic sound of ska. The show will take place at Circo Voador.

Circo Voador – Rua dos Arcos, s/n – Lapa

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Iza (Madureira) – Tonight, the one and only Iza will be starring at the Viaduto de Madureira, in Madureira, at 10PM.

Celebrating the 28th anniversary of Viaduto de Madureira, one of the hubs of the black culture in Rio’s Zona Norte, Iza promises to thrill the audiences with her hip-hop, rap and pop performance.

DJs Michell, Tamy, RV and Célio will spin during the intervals.

Viaduto Prefeito Negrão de Lima – Rua Carvalho de Sousa, s/n – Madureira

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Diogo Nogueira (Aterro do Flamengo) – It’s time for some live samba music with singer Diogo Nogueira, who will perform at Vivo Rio tonight.

Nogueira will be presenting his latest album, “Mundiê”, which includes compositions like “Dança do Tempo”, “Andei Lá” and “Paixão Emoldurada”.

Vivo Rio – Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, 85 – Aterro do Flamengo

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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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