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

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PARTY:
Bombastic (Lapa) – The Bombastic party will make everyone dance like there is no tomorrow in Lapa.

DJs will spin the hottest from funk, hip-hop, and reggaeton music. There will be free caipirinhas until midnight.

Pub Kriok – Avenida Mem de Sá, 65 – Lapa

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MÚSICA BRASILEIRA:
Nego Álvaro (Maracanã) – The great Nego Álvaro will be gracing the room of Dida Bar e Restaurante with a lively “roda de samba” this Thursday.

Singer, composer, and percussionist, Nego Álvaro, a member of the famous “Samba do Trabalhador”, will perform from 6 PM to 10 PM.

Dida Bar e Restaurante – Rua Barão de Iguatemi, 408 – Maracanã

Check the event for further details.

LIVE:
Não Recomendados (Centro) – The amazing “Não Recomendados” will be starring at the stage of BNDES, in Centro.

Composed of three spectacular male vocals, Caio Prado, Diego Morais, and Daniel Chaudon, Não Recomendados is known for their highly-politicized performances, fighting against homophobia and for gender equality through music.

BNDES – Avenida República do Chile, 100, Centro

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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 is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8 PM
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, 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 – Tel.: (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 5 PM and finishes at 8 PM.
Winehouse – 5 PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel.: (21) 3264-4101
Entrance: Free

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.
Pub Escondido – 6 PM
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 check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 9 PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel.: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: Free
Food and drink prices vary.

Mississippi Delta Blues Bar (Gamboa)
As the name would suggest, this is the place to go in Rio for live American-style blues music. Coupled with a Soul Food-inspired menu (their mac’n’cheese is excellent), plenty of bourbons, crafts beers and a pool table, this place makes for an atmospheric hangout, whether there’s a band playing (and there usually is) or just the jukebox.
Mississippi Delta Blues Bar – 7 PM
R. Pedro Ernesto, 89 – Gamboa – Tel.: (21) 2510-6061
Entrance: R$15-R$20 cover if there’s a band playing, otherwise free.

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