We have the top three picks for this Saturday, and below there is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option.
Rio Craft Beer Festival 2018 (Leblon) – Today from 2PM – 11PM, the Rio Craft Beer Festival makes its return with more than 45 artisan beer exhibitors, a wide variety of culinary options, music and special attractions.
The event was launched in 2015, with an aim by Rio’s brewers to create something new, to change the scenery of the city’s festivals and bring local beer producers closer to their consumers.
Located on the Lagoa, this three-day festival is bound to attract the young, hip and cool Cariocas.
Samba dos Guimarães (Santa Teresa) – The “Samba dos Guimarães” is back to Santa Teresa, the bohemian enclave sitting high above Centro.
Starting from 7:30 PM, the event invites group Samba Independente dos Bons Costumes to perform at the venue tonight, sure to draw the crowd on the floor to samba all night long.
DJ Cícero will be playing the best of Brazilian music during the breaks.
Comuna Live: nofriends (Botafogo) – Comuna Live is a project dedicated to live electronic music. On Saturday, the label ‘no friends’ occupies the booth with three live performances set to spin all night.
Comuna is a staple in Rio’s alternative scene, and is one of the cornerstone Botafogo hotspots that draws a great late night crowd. If you get there early, try their famous burgers to go and join the street pre-party outside.
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
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
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.
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.
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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