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.
Wake Up! @ Fosfobox (Copacabana) – Wake Up! at Fosfobox is a club night dedicated to the best pop, indie, funk, hip-hop and soul.
DJing tonight will be Fernando Schlaepfer, Beto Artístico, Ricco, Bia Marques, and Matheus Gaygher. This is also a night where new faces are able to debut at Fosfobox. If anyone is interested, you can send your tracks along to the club and perhaps you too will be behind the decks soon! New DJs tonight will be Laís Conti, Ju Villela, and Hildemar 3º.
Tickets are between R$20 – R$50 and the night starts at 11PM.
Wake Up! – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana
For more information, head to the event page.
TropiCals @ BCo. (Santo Cristo) – This is a Carnival-style street party for those who still have some dance left in them. Prepare for plenty of house, disco and boogie, plus Brazilian rarities and classics.
The line-up for the evening includes TropiCals, Forró Red Light (Brasília) and Pino Henrique Pedra (DOMply).
Tickets start from R$20 and the night begins at 11PM.
TropiCals – R. Gen. Luís Mendes de Morais, 210 – Santo Cristo
For more information, try the event page.
Festa Adult Swim @ Casa da Matriz (Botafogo) – The Adult Swim party is back! Featuring tons of craziness, this is a party for all the big kids out there.
Attractions include pizza, fries, free ping-pong and pinball, flash tattoos and karaoke. There will also be deals on gin and tonics, caipirinhas and ‘chope’ (draft) beer. On the dancefloor Ian Garcez and DJ Buba will play the best pop, rock and funk – while on the second floor there will be karaoke all night long!
Tickets are between R$20 – R$80 and the night begins at 11:30PM.
Festa Adult Swim – 107 Rua Henrique de Novaes – Botafogo
For more information, go to 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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