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.
La Cumbia @ Pedra do Sal (Gamboa) – This Saturday it’s all about bringing your friends along to Pedra do Sal for a huge street party to celebrate Brazil’s independence holiday.
This is a street party, with the sounds of cumbia, reggaeton, salsa and many other latin beats. Expect plenty of maracas and barrel drums.
The musical entertainment will be provided by Raoni Mouchoque (CLAPS), Kajaman (La Cumbia), and Radio Rua (La Cumbia)
For anyone new to cumbia, this meeting of musicians, DJs and lovers of cumbia will be celebrating it in all its musical diversity. The party will be mixing sounds from Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Chile and other countries neighboring Brazil.
The party starts at 11PM and, like always, is free!
La Cumbia – R. Argemiro Bulcão – Gamboa
For more information, head to the event page.
Tributo a Lynyrd Skynyrd @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa) – Lapa’s most charming Irish pub will be hosting Rio’s first ever Lynyrd Skynyrd band, bringing the sounds of sweet home Alabama to the Cidade Maravilhosa!
The show starts at 10PM and tickets are R$15 until 10PM and R$20 after.
Tributo a Lynyrd Skynyrd – Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa
For more information, check out the event page.
Rock Anos 80 @ Bar Bukowski (Botafogo) – On Saturday, in honor of the music of the eighties, Bar Bukowski presents one of the best known tributes to The Police in Brazil with the band The Badcops.
In addition, there will be a treasure hunt with clues and one of them gives a prize of R$5,000!
In addition to the tribute, their resident DJs promise to spin the best of rock with unforgettable playlists from the eighties.
Anyone who was at the bar on Thursday or Friday doesn’t have to pay entry and gets a free shot!
Finally, in commemoration of International Journalist’s Day, journalists do not pay entry until 11:59PM.
Rock Anos 80 – Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo
For more information, go 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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