The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

We have the top three picks for this Thursday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.

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Jorge Drexler – Rio de Janeiro (Cinelândia) – Jorgre Drexler is one of the most prestigious Ibero-American artists in both Brazil and around the world.

Winner of the Oscar for Best Original Song in 2005 for “Al Otro Lado del Río” (from the film “The Motorcycle Diaries”), the Uruguayan singer returns to Brazil after three years to present his latest album, “Salvavidas de hielo.”

Tonight, Rio is privileged to have Jorge Drexler performing live at the Teatro Municipal.

Theatro Municipal – Praça Floriano – Cinelândia (Centro)

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Black Beatles Project (Lagoa) – Come along for a night of nostalgia with all the greatest Beatles hits spiced with a unique Brazilian touch.

The Banda Black Rio incorporates Brazilian rhythms with American jazz, soul, and American funk. They have performed worldwide and have always been received wholeheartedly by audiences globally.

Come along for a spectacular evening filled with musical fusion!

Blue Note Rio – Avenida Borges de Medeiros, 1423 – Lagoa

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Pietá + Relógio de Dalí (Humaitá) – Tonight, the bands Pietà and Relógio de Dalí are coming together to perform traditional Brazilian popular music with a contemporary twist.

Pietá (Frederico Demarca, Juliana Linhares, and Rafael Lorga) will perform songs like “Revenge of Cunha”, “Matador,” and “Funk Vermelho.” The trio, who are currently working on their new album, will also be presenting two new songs.

The quartet, Relógio de Dalí (Lourenço Vasconcellos, Pablo Arruda, Victor Ribeiro, and Yuri Villar) will perform songs such as “Flamingo” and “Corte”; skillfully combining percussion and the guitar.

Espaço Cultural Municipal Sérgio Porto – Rua Humaitá, 163 – Humaitá

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Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you want to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Symposium Bistro (Laranjeiras)
Run by Uruguayan expat José Hodara, the bistro offers the best national and international labels, accompanied by a selection of cheeses, sausages, and main dishes such as the delicious Uruguayan chorizo beef.
Canastra – 6:30 PM
Rua Ipiranga, 65 – Laranjeiras – (21) 2205-3122
Entrance: Free

Winehouse (Botafogo)
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
Entrance: FREE

Pub Escondido (Copacabana)
Those into the pub atmosphere will love Pub Escondido, a discrete venue with premium beer labels, modern design, and a chilled vibe. The pub offers 24 different beer taps, which includes the house’s draught beer, Escondido Weiss.
Pub Escondido – 6PM
Rua Aires de Saldanha, 98 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-9800
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is a great place for good Mexican food, drinks, and live sports. It also has English-speaking staff and is a popular expat hangout. Be sure to also check out the Blue Agave in Copacabana for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 9PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Yndú Lounge (Leblon)
With chilled out vibes during the week and a selection of top DJs playing shows during the weekends, the newly-opened Yndú Lounge in Ipanema is a great option to kick back and relax. With a selection of drinks and tapas, the bar is quickly becoming one of Leblon’s best watering holes.
Yndú Lounge – 6PM
Rua Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321 – Leblon – Tel: (21) 3083-6486
Entrance: FREE

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