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.

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Johnny Hooker (Lapa) – Tonight, singer Johnny Hooker will be starring at Circo Voador, at 10PM.

Hooker will be presenting to the Carioca audience his latest work, “Coração”. The show will also include the special participation of funk singer MC Carol.

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

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The show will also feature Letieres Leite, the famed Bahian musician and composer, and his Orkestra Rumpillez, a percussive Bahian orchestra ensemble directed by the maestro himself, Brazil, Brazil News, Rio de Janeiro.

Back2Black (Centro) – The back music is about to invade Theatro Municipal with the Back2Black Festival.

From 9PM to 2PM, talented artists like Letieres Leite, Gilberto Gil, Mariene de Castro, Sona Jobarteh (Gambia), Mario Lucio (Cape Verde) and Orkestra Rumpilezz will be gracing the stage with the best from the African and Afro Brazilian rhythms.

Theatro Municipal – Praça Floriano, s/n – Cinelândia

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Forró de Bamba (Lapa) – It’s time for some live forró music at Clube dos Democráticos, in Lapa.

The Moyseis Marques Trio will be make everyone dance until the late hours with traditional forró. DJ Messias will spin Brazilian music during the intervals.

Clube dos Democráticos – Rua do Riachuelo, 91 – Lapa

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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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