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.
Blackout @ Street Lapa (Lapa) – Blackout returns to Lapa with a ‘Super Open Bar’ lasting from 11PM until 5AM. Two bars, eighteen drinks, including Brazilian favorites such as catuaba and corote, plus beer, vodka, tequila and more.
There will be two dancefloors with some of the best DJs in Rio: one will be playing a lot of carioca funk and hits, while the other will be spinning plenty of pop and electronic tracks.
Tickets are between R$30-R$65 and the party starts at 11PM.
Blackout – Avenida Gomes Freire, 599 – Lapa
For more information, check the event page.
I Love The 90s + FosfoPOC @ Fosfobox (Copacabana) – The best nineties and noughties party in Rio brings you a delightful mix of kitsch and cool.
The lineup includes DJ Buba, DJ Igor Boechat, VJ Julio Himself, VJ Di Andrade, and VJ Vino.
Tickets start at R$20 and the night gets going at 11PM.
I Love The 90s + FosfoPOC – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana
For more information, go to the event page.
Last Day @ The Rock Bar (Gávea) – This will be the last day of The Rock Bar’s summer season, and they’re planning to go out with a bang! Three incredible tribute bands will mark the last night with twelve hours of rock music until 8AM!
The featured bands will be Capital Inicial Tribute with Capital Elétrico, Guns N’ Roses Tribute with Mr Guns Cover Brasil, and an Oasis, The Beatles and Rolling Stones tribute by Black Monkees.
This is a free event and it begins at 8PM.
Last Day – Rua Jardim Botânico, 1.011 – Gávea
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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