We have the top three picks for this Saturday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.
Quando você chegar @ Woods Rio (Leblon) – Woods’ Saturday is a true tribute to the booming Brazilian genre of sertanejo (country music), for everyone to sing at the top of their voice.
Performing live will be top sertanejo star Felipe Serra, plus there will be DJ sets from Bob Estrela and DJ Flex.
The night will get going at 11PM and tickets are available from R$30.
As Wood’s says about itself, ‘Featuring the best of music in a unique architecture, Wood’s has arrived in Rio de Janeiro to offer a night where comfort, safety and fun are guaranteed, Rio’s nights are no longer the same!’
Remember that Wood’s dress code forbids entering with flip flops or sleeveless vests.
Quando você chegar – Avenida General San Martin, 1219 – Leblon
For more information, check out the event page.
Recalcada @ Fosfobox (Copacabana) – Baile funk on the ground floor, straight up pop on the first floor. Two dancefloors, twice the fun, that’s Recalcada’s rule.
Relcada is all about funk for those who love to move their bodies and pop for those who love to sing along to the chorus. This is the night that combines both things.
DJ sets courtesy of Ingrid Nepomuceno, Jeff Oliveira, Bia Marques, Beta Fittipaldi, Doug Def, Matheus Gaygher, plus drag sets from Alla, Mary Magdalene, Gargantua.
Tickets are available from R$25 and book early to ensure you get a free welcome shot to get the party started.
The evening starts at 11PM and won’t be stopping anytime before 6AM. This is a party that will last almost the whole weekend.
Recalcada – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana
For more information, head to the event page.
Especial Anos 80 @ Bar Bukowski (Botafogo) – The eighties were full of classics that everyone loves.
In Brazil, the decade delivered plenty of iconic bands and hits, so what could be better than attending a tribute to the decade that marked a whole generation?
The Oldest Rock House in Rio presents: Especial Anos 80 (Eighties Special Night) with the band Dois ou Dez playing live.
On offer until midnight will be caipivodka, moscow mule and sex on the beach with three drinks for R$50.
Tickets are on sale from R$35 and the night should begin at 6:30PM.
Especial Anos 80 – Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo
For more information, go to the event page.
LOUNGES, BARS & PUBS:
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 (Ipanema)
Located just around the corner from Posto 9, Blue Agave in Ipanema is well known for great Mexican food, drinks, and for broadcasting live sports. Additionally, most of the wait staff and crowd speak English.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
Delirium Tap House (Ipanema)
Run by Delirium, prestigious Belgium label that has already been awarded as the best beer in the world, the bar offers twenty different beer taps.
Delirium Tap House – 5PM
Rua Nascimento Silva, 51 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3795-4594
Entrance: See venue for details.
Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a wide choice of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its trendy atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
For all things cachaça go here; it’s their specialty. They offer great caipifrutas and caipirinhas in a relaxed, trendy setting.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2239-1542
Yndú Lounge (Leblon)
With chilled out vibes during the week and a selection of top DJs playing shows at the weekends, the newly-opened Yndú Lounge in Ipanema is a great option to kick back. With a selection of drinks and tapas, the bar is quickly becoming one of Leblon’s best watering holes.
Yndú Lounge – 6PM
Rua Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321 – Leblon – Tel: (21) 3083-6486
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