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.
Bloco Saymos do Egyto @ Espaço Rampa (Botafogo) – Here comes a little bit of early Carnival magic on behalf of Bloco Saymos do Egyto.
This should be an unforgettable night with a performance from the band DIZAÊ. Then there will be wonderful DJs playing the best songs of axé, funk, pop, MPB, regaaton, hip hop and the classic Brazilian Carnival rhythms, besides a fair of gastronomy, fashion and crafts.
A mini festival for Saturday! With a full line-up including DJ Kennya Rosa, DJ Chloe Van Damme, DJ Gui Serrano, DJ Marvitto, DIZAÊ, and New Kids On The Bloco.
The night begins at 9PM and tickets are R$10.
Bloco Saymos do Egyto – Avenida Repórter Nestor Moreira, 42 – Botafogo
For more information, check the event page.
Playing For Change Day @ Smoke Lounge (Tijuca) – Playing For Change Day Toma Rock is a counterpart of the program Toma Rock Transamérica (101.3 fm), and is produced in partnership with the Smoke Lounge.
This night of music for charity will feature a live performance from Ballet Underground, a DJ set from DJ Wagner Fester and entertainment from Bruno Azevedo in what should be a great night of rock!
Tickets are between R$10-R$15 and the night should kick off around 9PM.
Playing For Change Day – Rua Ibituruna, 8 – Tijuca
For more information, visit the event page.
Friends Party @ Teatro Odisséia (Lapa) – It’s almost the 24 year anniversary of the first showing from this hugely popular American sitcom.
To celebrate, Teatro Odisséia are launching an amazing FRIENDS-themed party the likes of which Rio de Janeiro has never before seen.
There will be breakfast for those who stay until the end! Karaoke, and not just ‘I’ll Be There For You,’ free stickers, face painting in the style of Mr. Rachel and Mrs. Ross, onstage twister and plenty more.
For music, there is a line up DJs including DJ Ian Garcez, DJ Ste Mograbi, DJ Guto Birth, and DJ Feijo. VJ Julio Himself will be projecting the best clips from all of the hit seasons.
Tickets are between R$10-R$45 and the party starts at 11PM.
Friends Party – Avenida Mem de Sá 66 – Lapa
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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