We have three top picks for Thursday’s Rio Nightlife, and below a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.
Thanksgiving Dinner (Ipanema) – The holiday of Thanksgiving is one of the most important in the United States, and falls on the fourth Thursday of November each year.
It gathers together friends and family in a feast of traditional Thanksgiving food that typically includes a roast dinner with turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and a pumpkin pie as dessert.
In Rio, if you missed the chance to reserve your ticket at the annual American Society feast, there is still a chance to get a table at the Gringo Cafe in Ipanema.
Gringo Cafe – Barao Da Torre 240, Ipanema, from 12:00 noon to 10PM.
Delirium Blues Session (Ipanema) – Tonight, guitarist Kleber Dias and harmonica player Jefferson Gonçalves will be starring at Delirium Tap House, in Ipanema, at 7:30 PM.
The show will take place at the great brewery Delirium Tap House, in Ipanema, entertaining the audience with the best blues’ classics.
Delirium Tap House – Rua Nascimento Silva, 51 – Ipanema
Check the event for further details.
Matheus Torreão (Botafogo) – Tonight, singer and composer Matheus Torreão goes up on Etnohaus’ stage, in Botafogo, at 7PM.
Originally from Recife, the artist will present the tracks from his first album “Compacto”, inspired in the Brazilian music from the 1960s.
Opening the show will be singer Chico Brown, who will present a blend of progressive rock, jazz, Latin music, heavy metal and simphonic music.
Etnohaus – Rua das Palmeiras, 26 – Botafogo
Check the event for further details.
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 the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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 5PM and finishes at 8PM.
Winehouse – 5PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3264-4101
Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a great selection of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its nice atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Thursdays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs) – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
Blue Agave (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 – 9PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
Yndú Lounge (Leblon)
With chilled out vibes during the week and a selection of top DJs playing shows at the weekends, the newly-opened Yndú Lounge in Ipanema is a great option to kick back. With a selection of drinks and tapas, the bar is quickly becoming one of Leblon’s best watering holes.
Yndú Lounge – 6PM
Rua Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321 – Leblon – Tel: (21) 3083-6486
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