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.
Bailarico @ Centro Cultural Carioca (Centro) – Bailarico is an intimate night of peace and love and plenty of music! While the election season is reaching fever pitch, now more than ever, this is a night to forget and to remember how to enjoy a life full of fun and mutual respect.
The line-up is eclectic and sure to get the crowd dancing until the sun rises: Dj Eppinghaus [Acarajazz], Dj Corysco [Hinjix], Dj Tales Mulatu, and Bloco 442. Beer comes courtesy of Praya cerveja, there’ll also be Baer-Mate available and Amazzoni artisan gin.
The rules for the night are all about tolerance and respect, smiling, talking to new people, queueing in an orderly fashion and partying with an open heart. This should be a great night of music, dancing and fun. Tickets are between R$20-R$25 and the night starts at 11PM, but the organizers are encouraging people to get there early as the venue will fill up!
Bailarico – Rua do Teatro 37 – Centro
For more information, go the event page.
Lô Borges @ Circo Voador (Lapa) – Recorded on a cathartic night on the Circo Voador stage, the DVD Tênis + Clube now has its long-awaited release date. Friday, October 19, Lô Borges disembarks in Lapa with a historic show in which he sings songs from the iconic ‘Disco do Tênis’ and successes from the also celebrated Clube da Esquina.
Who better to share the night with the ‘mineiro’ than Phill Veras, a talented representative of the new MPB, who makes his debut on the stage and also comes with an album of his own to launch: ‘Alma.’ Tickets are between R$50-R$120 and the night gets going at around 10PM.
Lô Borges – Avenida Mem de Sá – Lapa
For more information, head to the event page.
Lexa @ Cave (Copacabana) – This is going to be a big night of partying, a perfect way to kick the weekend off with a bang. As well as the Lexa mega show, Cave promise a night full of surprises as well.
On the main dancefloor, and playing a mixture of pop and funk, will be Lexa – the headliner – plus Kathy Maravilha, Giordana Forte, Bruna Strait, Glitterada, and Juan Leonel. On the second dancefloor, playing mainly electronic music will be Junior Nuayed, Ranlusy, Gustavo Bresciani, Bruna Strait. The master of ceremonies is Victor Meyniel.
There will be an open bar until 4AM, random tequila shots, and a dance-off where the winner will get a VIP ticket to Cave’s next open bar party. At the open bar will be mate shine, vodka + energy drink, beer, caipivodka, caipirinha, water, soft drinks, blue lagoon, cuba libre, hifi, plus much more!
Tickets are available from R$40 – R$100 and the night kicks off at 11:45PM.
Lexa – Rua Francisco Otaviano, 20 – Copacabana
For more information, check 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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