We have the top three picks for this Monday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.
Bloco do Tropkillaz @ Museu de Arte Moderna (Centro) – After the success of the Baile do Tropkillaz at the São Paulo Carnival (with more than 60,000 people in attendence), Tropkillaz brings its own Carnival party to the Cidade Maravilhosa for the first time!
The lineup includes the Major Lazer Soundsystem, Omulu, Heavy Baile, Batekoo & Deize Tigrona, Wobble DJs (Marginal Men B2B Rodrigo S, Diana Bouth and many, many more domestic and international acts with plenty of surprises for those in attendance.
Tickets are between R$20 – R$40 and the party starts at 4PM.
Bloco do Tropkillaz – Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85 – Centro
For more information, check out the event page.
Carrapetas @ Rio Beach Club (Barra da Tijuca) – This is a party bringing a lot of hip-hop both live and provided by some world class DJs for a party that will no doubt go from the day all the way through the night!
There will be live shows courtesy of hip-hop legend Ja Rule and Brazilian superstar Karol Conka, while DJ sets will run throughout the party, coming from big names such as DJ A, RV, P8, Bruno X, Nicole Nandes and many more.
Tickets are available from R$100 and the party starts at 3PM.
Carrapetas – Ilha da Coroa, 81 – Barra da Tijuca
For more information, try the event page.
Bloco: Não Deixe o Rock Morrer! @ Bar Bukowski (Botafogo) – For the third consecutive year, Bar Bukowski will lead the most rock ‘n’ roll carnival in Rio with plenty of very special guests, going through all the greatest hits from some of the top national and international rock acts.
Expect to hear live music from: Pedro Erthal (Legião Urbana) Black Circle (Pearl Jam) Pepê Moraes (Cazuza) Doctor Pepper (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) Pardais (Led Zeppelin) Marina Kalil (Women of Rock) and Overdrive (Foo Fighters).
The bloco is free but the party inside Bukowski’s is sold out! Proceedings should start at 1PM.
Bloco: Não Deixe o Rock Morrer! – Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo
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 who aren’t too keen on wine, there is plenty of beer and cocktail options too. Happy hour begins at 6PM and finishes at 8PM.
Winehouse – 6PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3264-4101
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 – 1AM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Blue Agave Copa (Copacabana)
As well as great drinks and authentic Mexican food, the Blue Agave bar in Copacabana is one of the best places to watch live sports. Make sure to check out the original Blue Agave located in Ipanema also.
Blue Agave – 6PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana– Tel: (21) 3592-9271
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Monday to Friday, Happy Hour is from 6PM to 8PM and Mondays are half-price steak nights starting at 8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs) – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
Located in a charming house at Maria Quitéria Street, its sophisticated drinks and dishes are undoubtedly worth a try. You will also enjoy Nosso if you are a rum lover: their rum drinks, with labels from Cuba and Jamaica, are the house specialties.
Nosso – 7PM
Rua Maria Quitéria, 91 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 99619-0099
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