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.
MUG com Samba Que Elas Querem! @ Espaço Bella Vista (Glória) – This Friday’s edition of MUG will see a live performance of Rio favorites Samba Que Elas Querem.
Their all-female samba roda will be followed by DJ sets from Dani Vieira and Marcelo Paes.
Espaço Bella Vista is a beautiful location, right on the waterfront of Glória.
The party starts at 11PM and tickets are between R$10-R$15.
MUG com Samba Que Elas Querem – Avenida Silvio de Noronha 359 – Glória
For more information, check out the event page.
RUA @ Fosfobox (Copacabana) – After 1 year of spreading music around the city, the RUA – Resistencia Urbana e Artistica (Urban and Artistic Resistance) movement joins forces with Fosfobox Bar and Club to deliver a night of fun, craziness and creativity.
If you are a DJ and want an opportunity, but do not know where, you can come down this Friday and show off your talent by playing with the RUA.
The Line up is as follows: Gabriel Gadelha, Pedro Passos, Tiago Chaloub, Victor Costa, Class G, Rodrigo S., Merhy & Noce, PILOT, and Marie.
Tickets are R$20 and the night should begin at 11PM.
RUA – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana
For more information, visit the event page.
André Severo Trio @ Bazá (Santa Teresa) – On this Friday, André Severo will be playing at Santa Teresa’s Bazá. Severo is a composer, musician, writer and actor, born and raised in the suburbs of Rio.
Influenced by both Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, plus MPB acts such as Djavan, Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento, Caetano Veloso, the André Severo Trio should provide an evening of relaxed entertainment in one of Rio’s most charming neighborhoods.
The music starts at around 7PM and the performance is free!
André Severo Trio – Rua do Oriente, 414 – Santa Teresa
For more information, go 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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