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.
Let´s Hop @ Casa da Matriz (Botafogo) – One of the most classic hip hop parties in Rio de Janeiro is back with a special edition to celebrate twenty years of existence and resistance!
Always in favor of freedom, democracy, art and equality, Let’s Hop comes along with a crack team of DJs: Saddam, Saci, Nepal, Negralha, Rapha Lima and Bruno Vinelli. The party will have the special participation of the artist Piá Transborda, who, along with invited artists, will paint the new facade of the Casa da Matriz, which will be inaugurated on the day of the party.
The night kicks off at 11PM and tickets are between R$10-R$20.
Let´s Hop – Rua Henrique de Novaes 107 – Botafogo
For more information, head to the event page.
Santa Jam @ Bar do Serginho (Santa Teresa) – In its eigth edition the Santa Jam arrives once again at the charming Bar do Serginho in Santa Teresa, promising live renditions of classic songs from both Brazilian and international popular music mixed with plenty of improvisation.
Alexandre Carvalho and Guilherme Gonçalves invite the bassist Jefferson Lescowich to celebrate his birthday with a special performance and jam session.
The event will being at 7PM and is free of charge. However, there is an artistic “couvert” that counts on your conscious contribution.
Santa Jam – Rua Dias de Barros, 2 – Santa Teresa
For more information, check the event page.
Rio Beat Fest @ Fosfobox (Copacabana) – Rio Beat Fest is the meeting of DJs and producers to promote a musical culture focusing on the strength that the interaction of collectives can provide, enriching the cultural scene of of the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ and ensuring urban diversity.
Expect plenty of rap, trap, dubstep, house, grime, uk garage, drum ‘n’ bass, and much more. The line-up is huge, with DJ Oirafs, DJ Arielo, and DJ taking over the Fosfobar. While on the main dancefloor there is an even bigger collective of DJs including: LU/\/AS, DirtyTwo Djs, SalleZ, André Menezes, Arielo, and b2b Korsain. On the mic all night will be Antônio Constantino.
The night kicks off at 11PM and it is free until 1AM with your name on the event page wall, and after 1AM it is R$10 with your name on the event wall. Otherwise, tickets are R$20 all night long.
Rio Beat Fest – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana
For more information, go 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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