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.
Rock de Verdade @ Bar Bukowski (Botafogo) – On the first Saturday of the year, Bukowski bar are going to get things started with a party dedicated to the best of true rock ‘n’ roll.
The band Led Eyes are going to be playing a live set featuring the repertoire of one of the most popular rock bands of all time: Led Zeppelin. Then the night will continue with their three dancefloors playing every great track from both national and international rock until dawn. Drink promotion for the night is a two-for-one on Corona until midnight.
Tickets are between R$35-R$55 and the night will begin at around 9PM.
Rock de Verdade – Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo
For more information, check the event page.
MC Carol @ Ganjah Lapa (Lapa) – One of the most exciting venues in Lapa will be hosting a live performance from renowned Carioca hip-hop staple MC Carol, plus another live show from Blackyva.
Later in the evening, there will be DJ sets courtesy of Pamela Belli and Garota (Afrofunk Rio).
Tickets are between R$10-R$15 and the night will get going at 9PM.
MC Carol – Rua do Rezende, 82 – Lapa
For more information, go to the event page.
Samba Souto @ Ao Mirante Bistro Urbano (Santa Teresa) – Saturday brings a new live samba experience in Santa Teresa to the Bar ao Mirante. The view from the bar is beautiful, the beer is cold and the samba will be live and kicking.
The ‘roda da samba’ (samba circle) will feature Daniel Souto, Vinícius Do Vale, and Jahi De Oliveira Bernardes.
This event is free and starts at 6PM.
Samba Souto – Rua Almirante Alexandrino 54B – Santa Teresa
For more information, try 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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