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.
Biergarten 2018: The Grand Opening (Zona Portuaria – Port Area) – This Saturday marks the grand reopening of the Biergarten in Rio’s Zona Portuaria (Port Area) which was revitalized for the 2016 Olympics and has since become a cultural hub of the city.
This event promises three dancefloors, with two on the shores of the Guanabara bay, twenty different brands of high-quality beer, a wide variety of food including a Jack Daniel’s barbecue. There will also be DJs, live samba and much more.
Biergarten Rio – Av. Rodrigues Alves – Port Area
Things will get started at 3PM and the party doesn’t stop until 5AM. Free entry is only available by signing up via the event’s facebook page!
Barzin: Summer Vibes (Ipanema) – Saturday is world pop music day down at Barzin in Ipanema and they are going to be spreading the Carioca spirit of lively music and the good life, all while celebrating summer in the (almost) winter!
There will be DJ Haron Dufau, spinning an eclectic set with hip hop, house, reggaeton and funk, plus there will be a live music set yet to be announced.
Barzin – R. Vinícius de Moraes, 75 – Ipanema
Doors open at 11PM and for more info, visit their event page.
Jorge Ben Jor (Lapa) – Tonight, MPB and Samba legend Jorge Ben Jor will be laying down his world-famous groove at Lapa’s legendary Circo Voador.
The 73-year-old composer of ‘Mas, Que Nada’ is promoting the release of his new single, ‘São Valentim’ (Saint Valentine.
DJ Marcelinho Da Lua will also be providing the support and doors open at 10PM.
Jorge Ben Jor @ Circo Voador – R. dos Arcos, s/n – Lapa
For more information visit the event page.
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
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.
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
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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