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.
Azealia Banks @ Sacadura 154 (Saúde) – Azealia Banks returns to Brazil for the third time.
Acclaimed and controversial rapper Azealia Banks has just released her second album, entitled ‘Fantasea II: The Second Wave.’ Two songs have already been released, ‘Anna Wintour’ and ‘Treasure Island,’ both showing agility in rap lines and power in Azealia’s vocals.
Songs from all of his discography should be included in the setlist, including the mixtape ‘Slay-Z’ (2016) and EP ‘1991’ (2012). In addition, she is also expected to sing ‘Chega de Saudade,’ a composition by Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim and a bossa-nova classic that she re-recorded in 2016 in return for the affection she always received from the Brazilian public.
Doors open at 7PM and tickets are priced at R$89.99 – R$440
Azealia Banks – R. Sacadura Cabral, 154 – Saúde
For more information, go to the event page.
150 é o BPM @ Antonieta (Lapa) – This is a wild night of Rio funk for those who like to get down. This party is going to be pumping until the early hours, in the heart of the most bohemian nightlife destination in Rio, Lapa.
Current lineup includes: Anderson America (Baile da Pesada) and Careca (Meu Baile é FUNK)
The night gets going at 11PM and tickets are between R$10-R$30
150 é o BPM – Avenida Mem de Sá 104 – Lapa
For more information, check the event page.
Caetano, Moreno, Zeca e Tom Veloso @ Km de Vantagens Hall RJ (Barra) – Caetano Veloso reunites his sons Moreno, Zeca and Tom on the same stage to present a night of music and fun. Four generations of this family bring Caetano’s classics and his children’s songs together specially composed for their new project: Ofertório.
Tickets are between R$80 – R$300 and the performance should start at 10PM.
Caetano, Moreno, Zeca e Tom Veloso – Avenida Ayrton Senna 3000 – Barra da Tijuca
For more information, head to 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
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.
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
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