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.
Arraiá do Circo w/Geraldo Azevedo @ Circo Voador (Lapa) – One of the most anticipated parties of the year is arriving this weekend.
The tenth anniversary of Circo Voador’s legendary June Arraiá, hosted by Geraldo Azevedo, is promising to smash all expectations and provide a party worthy of a decade of wonderful events.
Expect wild decorations, forró, traditional food, dances, games and much more!
Tickets are priced between R$50-R$120 and things will kick off at 10PM.
Arraiá do Circo – Rua dos Arcos s/n – Lapa
For more information, head to the event page.
The Masterplan – Oasis Tribute @ Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema) – What better way to celebrate England’s successful (so far) World Cup campaign than with some classic Britpop from Masterplan, Rio’s premier Oasis tribute band.
They’ll be sure to play all the hits that made us love those two Manc lads in the first place, ‘Wonderwall,’ ‘Supersonic,’ ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger,’ and ‘Champagne Supernova’ among many others.
The Lord Jim Pub prides itself on being the oldest pub in Rio, and it always offers a warm welcome, with Irish, English and Scottish specialities.
The event is free and starts at 10PM.
The Masterplan – Rua Paul Redfern, 44 – Ipanema
For more information, check out the event page.
Candybox @ Copa (Leblon) – Their Carnival edition was so successful that they could not wait for 2019’s Carnival to be able to reunite everyone again.
Candybox takes place in one of the most beautiful and underexplored places of Rio de Janeiro, the Sheraton Hotel, designed by Niemeyer.
The event starts at noon and there is an open bar of Budweiser and Catuaba until 2:30PM. There are DJs throughout the day then at 8PM it’s time for the Candybloco in true Carnival fashion.
Tickets are from R$50 upwards and the event goes on until 4AM!
Candybox – Avenida Niemeyer, 121 – Leblon
For more information, check 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
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.
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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