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.
SambaRap Festival @ Fundição Progresso (Lapa) – Three of the biggest names in Brazilian music, Elza Soares, Rincon Sapiência and Diogo Nogueira are coming together for one night only!
SambaRap Festival will also include the SambaRap Laboratory, with plenty of free activities for everyone. There will also be an Afrofunk workshop, a lecture on the noble origin of Brazilian rap, plus a DJ workshop with DJ Tamy.
The free activities begin at 5PM and the doors for the concert open at 10PM. Tickets are available from R$40.
SambaRap Festival – Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa
For more information, try the event page.
Samba dos Guimarães @ Mercado das Pulgas (Santa Teresa) – This Saturday evening, Samba dos Guimarães receives the group Samba du Black for an evening of top-quality live Brazilian music.
In the intervals there will be plenty of tunes from DJ Cicero, plus plenty of Brazilian street food to keep everyone well-fed.
Tickets are between R$15-R$25 and the evening begins at 7:30PM.
Samba dos Guimarães – Rua Almirante Alexandrino 501 – Santa Teresa
For more information, head to the event page.
After Beach 3 Anos @ Secret Location (Centro) – The third anniversary of After Beach in Rio de Janeiro this Saturday will feature some of Rio De Janeiro’s hottest underground DJ’s playing in a secret location. The location will be revealed on the night at 8PM.
The line up will include Fino, Kaarlo (Finland), Wilhvlm (Australia), AlexizBcX, Andrei Yurievitch, Rafa Canholato, and Tiago Lucius.
This is a free event and should get started at 10PM.
After Beach 3 Anos – Secret Location – Centro
For more information, check 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) 3592-9271/7544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
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