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.
Carlos Malta @ Audio Rebel (Botafogo) – One of the leading names in Brazilian instrumental music pays tribute to Elis Regina in a unique performance at Botafogo’s Audio Rebel.
Carlos Malta will be performing his show ‘Pimenta’ for the first time in Rio. Pimenta is a playful, poetic and jazzy re-interpretation of the repertoire recorded and eternalized by Elis Regina.
As one of the leading exponents of woodwind in Brazil, Malta has already shared a stage with names such as Bob McFerry, Dave Matthews Band, Michel Legrand, Chucho Valdéz, Roberto Carlos, Caetano Veloso and Edu Lobo.
Known as “The Sculptor of the Wind”, Carlos Malta is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, orchestrator and educator. For this performance he will be joined by Cliff Korman (piano), Augusto Mattoso (acoustic bass) and Renato Massa (drums). Carlos Malta will alternate between different saxophones and flutes.
Prior to the show, at 3pm, Malta will offer a free masterclass focused on wind instruments. Those interested should sign up at the facebook event as vacancies are limited.
The show starts at 8PM and tickets are available from R$10.
Trap De Favela @ Ganjah Lapa (Lapa) – Featuring some of the hottest DJs and MCs from both the trap and funk scenes in Rio, this night is going to bring a big hip-hop party to Lapa.
The MCs that will be appearing include Choice, Azzy, A Banca, Morcego plus more to be confirmed.
DJ sets come courtesy of DJ Shaka, DJ John, DJ Brenninho and PH Das Dancinas.
The Master of Ceremonies for the night will be DG Dos Santos.
Trap de Favela was born in the favela community of Martins in Niterói, with the purpose of joining the trap and funk movement and adding something different to the music scene of Rio de Janeiro.
Its mission is to give an opportunity to the new generation of rap and funk talent in Rio and Niterói as well as to join the two genres of music together in a love of hip-hop.
Tickets are from R$10 and the night begins at 9PM.
We Party! @ Fosfobox (Copacabana) – Thursday is also pop day down at Fosfobox night club.
Pop lovers will invade the dancefloors of the infamous Fosfobox once again and do their best to warm you up for your weekend with lots of pop, funk and electronic music.
The line up includes MV, Duda Ölive, Felipe Vian, Matheus Gaygher, Beto Artista, Fernando Castilho and Afonso Feijó.
Entry is free before midnight (provided you’ve written you name on the event wall) and the party should kick off at around 11PM.
LOUNGES, BARS & PUBS:
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
Symposium Bistro (Laranjeiras)
Run by Uruguayan expat José Hodara, the bistro offers the best national and international labels, which can be accompanied by a selection of cheeses, sausages or a main dishes, like the majestic Uruguayan chorizo beef.
Canastra – 6:30 PM
Rua Ipiranga, 65 – Laranjeiras – (21) 2205-3122
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
Pub Escondido (Copacabana)
Those into the pub atmosphere will also love Pub Escondido, a discrete venue with premium beer labels, modern design and a really cool vibe. The pub offers 24 different beer taps, which includes the house’s draught beer, Escondido Weiss, made of wheat.
Pub Escondido – 6PM
Rua Aires de Saldanha, 98 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-9800
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
Blue Agave (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 check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also 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 at the weekends, the newly-opened Yndú Lounge in Ipanema is a great option to kick back. 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
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