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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.

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Truque do Desejo (Aterro do Flamengo) – Getting started with Carnival in style, bloco Truque do Desejo parades this morning at Aterro do Flamengo.

The bloco will play the best of Carioca pagode music from the 1990s until 2PM.

Quiosque Zeronove – Aterro do Flamengo, Flamengo

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Bloco da Favorita (Copacabana) – The Bloco da Favorite brings the best of funk music to this Carnival today, from 8AM on.

The bloco will bring over eleven attractions to Copacabana beach, including renowned MCs, like Delano and singer Iza.

Praia de Copacabana – Avenida Atlântica, Copacabana

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Palaphita Funk Clube (Gávea) – Tonight, Palaphita Gávea will host the Palaphita Funk Clube at 9PM.

MCs Sapão and Marcinho and DJs Kako and Bernardo Malta will burn the club with the hottest funk hits, from the 1990s to the present day.

Palaphita Gávea – Avenida Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gávea

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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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