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We have top three picks for this Saturday, and below a list of bars that are always a good option.

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Salsa com La Original (Lapa) – It’s time for some salsa music as La Original orchestra stars tonight at Memórias do Rio, in Lapa.

Starting at 9PM, the show brings classics from Cuban and Puerto Rican salsas, as well as salsa versions to MPB compositions.

Memórias do Rio – Avenida Gomes Freire, 289 – Lapa

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Mais Funk PFVR (Centro) – Tonight, the Mais Funk PFVR party is back to Arco do Teles, in Centro, at 11:30 PM.

Get ready to dance all night long as the house DJs spin the best of Brazilian funk music, among other genres like pop and hip hop.

Espaço XV – Arco do Teles – Centro

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Racionais MCs (Lapa) – One of the most respected rap groups in Brazil, the Racionais MCs perform tonight at Fundição Progresso, in Lapa.

Opening the show will be rappers BK and Daddy/Choice, and the Ghetto Brothers will be playing during the intervals.

Fundição Progresso – Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa

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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
Entrance: FREE

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Thursdays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs) – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
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
Entrance: Free

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
Entrance: FREE

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