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.
Mamãe Eu Quero Sarrar @ Teatro Odisséia (Lapa) – It’s Children’s Day but the night is still for the adults! In the most bohemian neighborhood of Rio, Lapa, Teatro Odisséia will be throwing a massive funk party for those that want to do nothing but drink and dance.
There will also be free shots, a sarrada challenge, a hot potato challenge, a cabininha (darkroom) and much more. On the decks will be DJs spinning the best of carioca funk, 150bpm, classic funk, pop, hits, plus a few surprises!
Tickets are between R$10 – R$30 and the night gets going at 11:30PM.
Mamãe Eu Quero Sarrar – Avenida Mem de Sá 66 – Lapa
For more information, go to the event page.
Angela Ro Ro @ Teatro Ipanema (Ipanema) – It was alone with the piano that Angela Ro Ro officially presented herself to the public in 1979, before releasing her first album, in a legendary show at the Teatro Ipanema, in Rio de Janeiro.
Now the singer returns to her hometown; she will be celebrating her 69th birthday in December. Once again this show presents Ro Ro alone with a grand piano and with her usual irreverent style.
The show has a script based on the repertoire of the first and best album by the artist, Angela Ro Ro, released in 1979 – a year marked in Brazilian music by the boom of female composers like Fátima Guedes, Joyce Moreno, Marina Lima and Angela Ro – with a collection of songs that reconcile the desperate lament of the blues, the attitude of rock, the swagger and dramatic melancholy of samba.
Tickets are between R$30 – R$60 and the show will get going at 9PM.
Angela Ro Ro – Rua Prudente de Morais, 824 – Ipanema
For more information, consult the event page.
JOY Halloween @ Hub RJ (Santo Cristo) – One of the most anticipated editions of JOY is certainly their Halloween edition, which is always loaded with special effects and set pieces, this time on Friday, stuffed with tricks and treats.
This mega party goes on from 11PM-9AM! Musical entertainment comes courtesy of Eversend, Anto Briones, Nat Valverde, Anne Louise, Back2Best, and Allan Natal. There’ll also be an open bar and plenty of prizes. Tickets for this event also give you access to ‘Joy On Board’ which runs the next day from 2PM-8PM.
Prices of tickets are between R$50 – R$160 and the evening begins at 11PM.
JOY Halloween – Avenida Professor Pereira Reis, 50 – Santo Cristo
For more information, head 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) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
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