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.
Connan Mockasin @ Fabrika (Itanhangá) – New Zealand indie rocker Connan Mockasin arrives for the seventh edition of the Mimpi surf and skate film festival with a special performance at Fabrika tonight.
Connan Mockasin is famous for his weird psychedelic-rock vibe, singing about everything from caramels, dolphins, love and lysergia. He’s currently promoting his new album ‘Jassbusters,’ and will be joined by Ana Frango Elétrico and Millos Kaiser, two crazy and out-there Brazilian musicians and performers, for what is bound to be a wild night of music.
Tickets are R$70 and the night starts at 10PM.
Connan Mockasin – Estr. das Furnas, 1805 – Itanhangá
For more information, check out the event page.
BomBástic Hits @ Pub Kriok (Lapa) – Three floors and two dancefloors with all the hits from Brazilian funk and international pop. Featuring DJ Slim, DJ Itza, and VJ Rafael.
There will be a dance team, a tequila team handing out free shots and pours, plus free caipirinha until midnight. DJ Itza, from Barcelona, will be playing funk, reggaeton, pop, rap and trap. DJ Slim will serve out pop, dance, hiphop, reggaeton, and lots of funk.
The night gets going at 11PM and costs R$20, or it’s free with your name on the event wall.
BomBástic Hits – Avenida Mem de Sá, 65 – Lapa
For more information, go to the event page.
Jazz às Quintas @ Cazota (Lapa) – Come and enjoy some jazz every Thursday in the charming Cazota Bar, in Lapa. The band is led by expat British musician Tom Ashe, and they play traditional New Orleans jazz covers.
To complement the sound, the bar is very charming. with polite and helpful staff and an excellent menu. The music starts at around 8:30PM and there is an artistic cover charge of R$10.
Jazz às Quintas – Av. Gomes Freire 791 – Lapa
For more information, head to the event page.
LOUNGES, BARS & PUBS:
Casa Momus (Lapa)
Run by two Italian expats, Momus’ interior design is already worth the experience. Among Momus’ highlights are its carefully prepared classic drinks, like the bloody mary (R$27), the pisco sour (R$28) and the negroni (R$28).
Casa Momus – 11:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 11 – Lapa – Tel (21) 3852-8250
Mama Shelter (Santa Teresa)
Originally inaugurated in Paris, the boutique hostel and bar offers the perfect environment for enjoying a drink and a snack in style – specially on Fridays and Saturdays, when DJs spin on the house.
Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 5 – Santa Teresa – Tel: (21) 3980-0300
Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul is a lively bar in Copacabana, famous for its exceptionally cold beers and prawn pastels. It gets crowded there every night, making every day of the week seem like the weekend.
Pavão Azul – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a wide choice of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its trendy atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Blue Agave in Ipanema is a great place for Mexican food, strong drinks and watching the latest domestic and international sports. They have English-speaking staff and is a popular expat hangout in Ipanema. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 2PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
Flashback is a high-end restaurant with plenty of classical music and photos decorating the walls. Tonight, between 7PM and 9PM the restaurant will serve a happy hour with two for one on caipivodkas and Stella Artois. The caipivodkas are made fresh with either lime, strawberry or passionfruit as well as additional herbs added in for a taste explosion.
Flashback – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 33 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2274-7657
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