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.
Noites de Parangolé @ Pavilhão Teatro de Anônimo (Lapa) – Spend a night at the cabaret with Noites de Parangolé, a unique show-party-cabaret combination that has entertained cariocas since 2008.
Mixing circus, humor, popular theater, projections, and live music, you’ll be wowed as the cast make each performance a one-of-a-kind happening, an unprecedented and live performance, while also offering reflections and provocations in an irreverent and humorous way.
The performance starts at 8:30 PM and tickets are R$20.
Noites de Parangolé – Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa
For more information, check the event page.
Série Viva Ópera @ Sala Cecília Meireles (Lapa) – Join the Associação de Canto Coral for a magical night of Italian opera.
Hear the group present works by Gioachino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti, and Giuseppe Verdi, some of the country’s most renowned composers.
Tickets are between R$10 – R$5 and the music begins at 8 PM.
Série Viva Ópera – Largo da Lapa, 47 – Lapa
For more information, try the event page.
Baile Charme @ Samba Independente dos Bons Costumes (Lapa) – Every Thursday, head to Fundição Progresso for one of the best live samba nights in the city, Samba Independente dos Bons Costumes.
In-between the live samba, you can also enjoy the sounds of DJ Goranmo from Baile do Ademar.
Tickets are between R$10-R$15 and the night begins at 9:30 PM.
Baile Charme – Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa
For more information, head to the event page.
LOUNGES, BARS & PUBS:
Mississippi Delta Blues Bar (Gamboa)
As the name suggests, 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
Rua Pedro Ernesto, 89 – Gamboa – Tel: (21) 2510-6061
Entrance: R$15-R$20 cover if there’s a band playing, otherwise free.
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 dish, like the majestic Uruguayan chorizo beef.
Canastra – 6:30 PM
Rua Ipiranga, 65 – Laranjeiras – (21) 2205-3122
Pub Escondido (Copacabana)
Those into the pub atmosphere will also love Pub Escondido, a discrete venue with premium beer labels, modern design, and a 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.
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