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.
Vance Joy @ Circo Voador (Lapa) – Vance Joy presents his second album “Nation of Two,” by performing at Circo Voador this Saturday.
When releasing the single ‘Riptide’ in 2013, Vance Joy was quickly considered a promising name for the new world folk scene, which followed the success of bands like Mumford & Sons. The following year, his debut album, “Dream Your Life Away”, confirmed the good impression and led him to tour the world beyond Australia, with solo shows, festivals (he was at Lollapalooza Brazil 2017) and opening shows for Taylor Swift.
With the success and constant touring, the second album took four years to complete. The new song crop, however, has been known to the public since last year’s ‘Lay It On Me,’ ‘Like Gold,’ ‘We’re Going Home,’ and ‘Setting Sun.’ He should be playing these new hits as well as fan favorites.
Tickets are between R$130-R$260 and the night gets going at 9PM.
Vance Joy – Avenida Mem de Sá – Lapa
For more information, consult the event page.
Democracia & Ousadia! @ Teatro Odisseia (Lapa) – One of the craziest parties in Rio, with their usual motto of ‘Ousadia & Alegria’ (Daring & Joy) is changing slighting on this eve of elections, with a new motto: ‘Democracia & Ousadia!’ (Democracy & Daring!)
If you’ve had enough of political fighting, here is the place to drink, dance and have some fun. There’ll be plenty of funk, pop, hip-hop, sertanejo, pagode, reggaeton, and much more! There are colored stickers distributed for those looking for a Saturday romance, with red for kisses only girls, blue for kisses only boys, green for both, and pink for those who just want to dance!
DJing will be Thjago Cortez (To Morro Land), Carol Stambowsk (FunkPalooza), and Breno Hitch (Sarrafunk).
Tickets are between R$20-R$70 and the night gets going at 11PM.
Democracia & Ousadia! – Avenida Mem de Sá 66 – Lapa
For more information, go to the event page.
Tribalistas @ Jeunesse Arena (Barra da Tijuca) – It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that Tribalistas may be the biggest band in Brazil right now.
After their second album tour, they’re back for one more show. Arnaldo Antunes, Marisa Monte and Carlinhos Brown will be playing all the hits from their first and second Tribalistas albums, including songs such as ‘Velha Infância’ and ‘Já Sei Namorar.’
Tickets are between R$40-R$180 and the event begins at 8PM.
Tribalistas – Av. Infante Dom Henrique, S/N – Glória
For more information, check out 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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