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

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.

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


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
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 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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