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.
Cabaré Irlanda @ Lapa Irish pub (Lapa) – Why not head down to Lapa Irish Pub for Cabaré Irlanda?
Happening every Thursday, each week they feature a different guest DJ. Tonight come dance to the best psychedelic rock, tropicália, indie, punk and a lot of Irish tunes of course, courtesy of DJ Danilo Alves and DJ Manu.
Entry is R$5, the night starts at 7 PM and there is two-for-one on draft beer and caipirinhas until 10 PM.
Cabaré Irlanda – Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa
For more information, head to the event page.
Choros para Alfredinho @ Casa do Choro (Centro) – Tonight there is another chance to come and pay tribute to a legend of Rio bohemia.
Join a host of excellent musicians for a night of choro in honor of Alfredinho, the late don of Copacabana’s Bip Bip bar. Throughout his three decades at the helm, Alfredinho and Bip Bip have been honored in several songs by numerous composers, and this evening they will be played live in what is sure to be an unforgettable night of Brazilian music.
Tickets are between R$25-R$50 and the night begins at 7 PM.
Choros para Alfredinho – Rua da Carioca, 38 – Centro
For more information, try the event page.
Noites de Parangolé @ Pavilhão Teatro de Anônimo (Lapa) – This will be a night you won’t forget! Noites de Parangolé have been putting on their show-party-cabaret in Rio since 2008.
Mixing circus, humor, popular theater, projections, and live music, each performance is different, unique, spontaneous, and unpredictable. Prepare for some audience participation as they see each show as a collaboration between performers and spectators.
Tickets are R$20 and the night starts at 8:30 PM.
Noites de Parangolé – Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa
For more information, go to the event page.
LOUNGES, BARS & PUBS:
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.
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
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.
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