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

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.

ForRódaTaylor @ Parque das Ruínas (Santa Teresa) – Scale the hills of Santa Teresa to see one of the city’s most popular forró events in the beautiful and atmospheric Parque das Ruínas.

In a happy-hour-style roda (wheel) of forró, you’re encouraged to bring your own instrument and join in for what is bound to be a stirring evening of collaborative music all framed by views of the city and Guanabara Bay.

The music should start at 6 PM, and tickets are between R$10-R$30.

ForRódaTaylor – Rua Murtinho Nobre, 169 – Santa Teresa

For more information, head to the event page.

RockBash #13 @ Casa da Matriz (Botafogo) – Fans of rock music can head down to Casa da Matriz for a night dedicated to everything from sixties garage to emo.

Come sing your heart out at rock karaoke, get a flash tattoo, enjoy the two-for-one artisan chope until 12:30 AM, pole dance, play ping pong, and so much more!

11:30 PM is kick-off and tickets are available from R$10 – R$55.

RockBash #13 – 107 Rua Henrique de Novaes – Botafogo

For more information, consult the event page.

Pré Junina @ Arpoador (Ipanema) – Can’t wait for Festa Junina to begin? Come to a Pré Junina at the beautiful landmark of Arpoador, starting this Friday.

Typical food and drink from the second biggest Brazilian festival after Carnival will be served, plus plenty of music and dancing. This Friday kicks off with “Festa Cigana – Dia de Santa Sarah.”

Pré Junina – Rua Francisco Otaviano, 177 – Ipanema

For more information, head to the event page.

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


Bartman (Flamengo)
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
Entrance: Free

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
Entrance: Free

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
Entrance: Free

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